Approximately 6 to 8 hours per week
- Retired Executives
- People who want to give back to the community
About this opportunity
PTSD Dogs Australia is a not-for-profit organisation that rescues suitable dogs from various refuges and trains them to be assistance dogs for military and first responder personnel who have been diagnosed with PTSD as a result of their service. We believe these people have given plenty to our community and it is time to give back and support them in their need.
We have already established the charity on the Sunshine Coast where it has been very well received by the general public and are now looking to duplicate our efforts in the Greater Brisbane and Gold Coast areas. We are also getting many requests from other areas and are just setting up a trainer who is based in Perth so need to grow that market. To do this we need someone who can organise a team/teams of volunteers to attend markets and other events, such as Bunnings BBQ’s etc, raising money for our charitable work.
If you enjoy organising events, coordinating teams and managing fundraising, this could be the perfect volunteer role for you!
Why volunteer with PTSD DOGS AUSTRALIA?
- Feel personal satisfaction knowing that you have contributed to saving the lives of unwanted and displaced dogs and contributed to the rehabilitation of our first responders who are at risk of taking their own lives
- Be part of a great team, have fun and meet lots of people while actively engaging in your community; and
- You will develop skills and experiences that will serve you well into the future
All proceeds raised by our fundraising teams go towards rescuing dogs, training them and giving them to our first responders in need. Each dog costs on average $35,000 by the time they are given to their handler.
None of the directors of PTSD DOGS AUSTRALIA are paid for their positions on the board.