As a volunteer program, it is important to have a variety of roles to ensure the program runs smoothly. As this program expands the need for everyone to pitch in and support the program is critical to its’ success.
PAWS Executive Director
• Report to Board of Directors of PAWS with support from the PAWS Team reporting Coordinator
• Manage the Operating budget and request budget annually
• Ensure teams are up to date on pet immunizations and health certificates
• Maintain files on all teams.
• Maintain a list of potential individuals for the program
• Evaluate new teams, with support from current PAWS teams
• Sets Pre-screen & course dates to have new participation in PAWS
• Oversee PAWS committees
• Manages the relationship with Venue Coordinators
• Maintains the Website
• See Position Description for more details
PAWS Team Member
• Uphold the standard of the PAWS Program and encourage new memberships
• Report all visits to the PAWS Team reporting Coordinator immediately following the visit or on a monthly basis
• Complete required number of visits per year (minimum 6)
• Provide annual vaccination records for pets as per PAWS standards.
• Follow all PAWS protocols for visits
• Notify PAWS program manager when the retirement of pet/person occurs.
• Promote PAWS at potential new venues
Social Media & Team Reporting Coordinator (positions may be separate)
• PAWS team member(s) responsible for social media posts
• PAWS team member responsible for tracking visits. PAWS teams report visits to this individual after each visit.
• Each venue has a coordinator that is responsible for the PAWS program at their venue. This is the person may email about visit dates or activities happening at the venue. This person may also be a Venue Supervisor in some situations.
• This person may/can be a PAWS Team member or Venue Staff.
PAWS Practical Supervisor (approved by Executive Director and/or Board of Directors)
• A PAWS team member (or associate member) that has experience at a specific venue to supervise new teams during practical visits
• A non-PAWS team member who works at the venue and has experience with animals and the PAWS program. (Ie, staff at a facility)
• Several PAWS team members responsible for advertising and promotion of PAWS (Brochures, Radio, Tv, promo items)
• Research potential purchases (new uniforms, items for teams)
• Research grant opportunities available for PAWS and support in application processed where necessary
• A person who has previously been a PAWS team member and is dedicated to the goals and vision of PAWS, however does not currently have an animal in the program
• 18 years of age
• Must play an active role in PAWS (ie: Board member, visits, courses)
• Wears a PAWS ID identifying them as an Alumni member