Do you love animals and have a knack for event planning? You can help rescue and rehome the Hunter’s vulnerable animals by planning fundraising and adoption events for Hunter Animal Rescue.
About Hunter Animal Rescue
Hunter Animal Rescue (HAR) is a not-for-profit organisation run by volunteers who dedicate their time to finding new homes for abandoned pets facing euthanasia in the greater Hunter Region. We don’t have a shelter – our rescue cats and dogs stay with foster carers for the best quality of life and to help with adjustment to home living. We rehome over 700 animals every year, and we are advocates for responsible pet ownership including mandatory companion animal vaccination and desexing.
About the Event Coordinator role
In this long term volunteer role you’ll take the lead on planning and executing HAR events like the annual Pets Picnic, fundraising dog walks, trivia nights, in-store events and public appearances. Where HAR is invited to events hosted by third parties, you’ll liaise with the host and organise HAR’s presence within their event. You’ll work closely with the Volunteer Coordinator to mobilise and direct HAR volunteers for these events.
You’ll be understanding of the realities of event planning in the context of a small charity with limited financial and volunteer resources. Your creativity and thrift will be encouraged, and ideas for new and engaging events welcomed.
While you’ll have individual duties in this role, volunteering with HAR is a team effort so you’ll always have help nearby if you need it. You’ll have the opportunity to learn new skills, make lasting organisational change, and see the impact of your contribution with each animal adopted into a loving forever home.