Merseyside Dogs Home was established in February 2013 and works closely with the local dog warden services to take in, rehabilitate and rehome the unclaimed and unwanted stray dogs of Merseyside. We are the only rescue in Merseyside dealing with local lost dogs, relying totally on public support. We receive no government or lottery funding so rely on donations from members of the public to continue our vital work. One big focus of our work is education both in the community and for local dog owners. Staff members visit local schools and educational establishments to talk about responsible pet ownership and we also run our monthly consultation days for any dog owner on Merseyside. But Merseyside Dogs Home isn’t just about helping dogs; it is about helping people as well. We know the importance and benefit of human-dog interaction and have pioneered a ‘pets as therapy’ programme along with a local homeless centre to help vulnerable people’s rehabilitation. The scheme helps people who are in need of support to give them hope and purpose through interaction with the rescue dogs.
Collection boxes are a simple way to raise money and awareness for Merseyside Dogs Home. Our Collection Box Coordinators place and manage the collection boxes in their local communities to help raise vital funds for the 600 dogs and cats that we care for every year.
In the role of Collection Box Coordinator you will encourage local businesses to show their support for the Home by displaying a collection box, and then process and record the funds raised. You will be the main point of contact between collection box holders and the Centre Support Officer who will always be on hand should you need support or advice.
What will I be doing as a Collection Box Coordinator?
• Building relationships with local business like pubs, vets, hairdressers and shops
• Placing as many collection boxes as possible in your local community
• Obtaining signed agreements from collection box holders, and ensuring they are aware of procedures
• Recording appropriate information about collection box holders
• Monitoring, collecting, counting, banking and reporting funds raised
• Presenting certificates to collection box holders for ‘milestone’ amounts raised
• Encouraging box holders to promote other Dogs Home initiatives by displaying posters, etc
• Undertaking any recommended training and following set procedures
• Always being a positive and proactive representative of the Home.
Minimum commitment level: Once a month
Start Date: 30-07-2016