Greetings from Volunteer Engagement! June 22, 2022

Categories: Blog, Other, Volunteers

Greetings volunteers!

Happy second day of summer! Hopefully, the rest of the week won’t be a scorcher like yesterday! We recently did a staff poll to find out what our favorite summer treats are, which got me to wonder the same about our volunteers. What do you most look forward to indulging in over the summer? And, now that travel is popular again after 2+ years of “staycations,” where are you headed this summer for vacation? Do tell and I’ll share the results next week.

Shelter update: We currently have 236 animals in our care: 94 animals in foster and 142 animals in the shelter/Kitty Corner. Our residents include: 25 dogs, 39 cats, 42 kittens, 14 rabbits, 13 guinea pigs, 2 rodents, 3 reptiles, 2 birds, and 2 fowl. 

Adoptions update: Hurray for this week’s adoption slideshow! Adoption fees are still waived for all dogs and puppies through the end of the month AND it’s kitten season, so now’s the time to add a new companion to your family to kick-start your summer! For details on last week’s adoptions, here’s the Adoption Report.

School supply drive: The annual school supply drive for children of farm workers is back. After the pandemic crushed efforts to help these deserving children the past few years, we are thrilled to be able to help once again. Our friends at the Food Empowerment Project have invited us to help them collect new school supplies that are especially needed. We are the only drop-off for Marin County. Please see the attached School Supply List for ideas and specifics. The drive started Monday June 20th and runs until July 17th. You can place your donations in the donation bins in front of the shelter. Thanks for any help you may be able to give during these challenging times. The kids (and their parents) deeply appreciate these acts of kindness. 

Thrift Shop volunteers needed! Do you love shopping in thrift stores? How about helping customers find hidden gems? Well, come volunteer at Marin Humane’s busy Thrift Shop in downtown San Anselmo. All proceeds from the store support our veterinary clinic. Here’s the Thrift Shop Job Description. If interested in joining the Thrift Shop team of volunteers, email me at calexander@marinhumane.org

Tails of Marin: Frequently, adopters contact us about adding a new small critter to their family. In this week’s Tails of Marin, you’ll learn some basics on “How to make sure your small animals get along.” Happy reading!

Salesforce expertise needed: One of our amazing volunteers, Tim Knowlton, is helping our Behavior & Training department with a tech project. He’s seeking someassistance from someone with Salesforce expertise as a configurator (not just a user). Tim is looking for someone that he can ask for technical assistance related to the following areas (and possible other areas): 1) setting up objects in a database; 2) configuring pages to display related objects on a Salesforce screen; 3) saving the contents of a hosted online form to a pdf; and 4) building reports. If you’ve got the Salesforce expertise (or know someone who does), please contact Tim at tknowlton@marinhumane.org. Thanks!

Have a great week!

Candace