PBRC Vision and Mission
Pit Bull Rescue Central envisions a compassionate world where pit bulls
and pit bull mixes reside in responsible, loving homes and where their honor
and positive image is restored and preserved.
Have you ever helped at a fundraising event for your local shelter? Helped out with an auction at your child's school? Do you enjoy shopping for great products that can also help your favorite cause? Pit Bull Rescue Central needs you! We are looking for a few good volunteers who are committed to helping us help the dogs by assisting with our current fundraisers (like Poppymart, our annual online auction) and finding new opportunities to raise money. If you have a love for pit bulls, enthusiasm to help keep PBRC going, and aren't afraid to ask people to support a cause you care about, please apply!
PBRC is an educational and funding resource for owners and caretakers of American Pit Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, Staffordshire Bull Terriers, and any mixes thereof. PBRC does not have a physical building or place pit bulls in homes.
PBRC has no paid staff. All of our organization's daily activities and tasks are handled by our dedicated volunteer base. PBRC's various teams and committees depend on strong volunteer effort to run smoothly and effectively.
Since PBRC is a web entity with no physical location, volunteers need to have a reliable internet connection with email. We ask that volunteers spend 5-10 hours per week on various PBRC activities. Most committees require volunteers to check their email daily.
PBRC has a number of teams and committees. With some exceptions, newly incoming volunteers start off processing adoption applications (training is provided). Along with application processing, volunteers are also asked to be a part of at least one committee. Committees and teams are listed below.
PBRC is a nationally recognized and respected organization. Volunteers are expected to be held in good standing in their communities. PBRC advocates breed education and expects volunteers to have a good understanding of breed traits. Volunteers should own a bully breed or have experience handling bully breeds. Volunteers are expected to adhere to the PBRC code of conduct.
What We Look for in Volunteers...
The optimal PBRC volunteer is enthusiastic, conscientious and determined to make the world a better place for pit bulls and their caretakers through education and outreach. At PBRC we are always looking for volunteers with special skills such as technical support, web and graphic design, writing, fundraising and marketing. If this describes you, be sure to make special note of it on your volunteer application.
Teams & Committees
These individuals are responsible for reviewing applications for caretakers, recommending resources and responding to applications.
This team keeps PBRC on-line! They maintain the website, design and implement new pages and support the email lists.
Education & PR Committee
This committee is responsible for developing and maintaining educational materials used by the organization to educate the public about the bully breeds and responsible dog ownership. This includes content on the website as well as downloadable brochures used by other organizations for educational purposes. This committee is charged with managing all marketing and public relations to provide a recognized image and to enhance the organization's image as well as field all media inquiries.
Medical Fund Committee
The Medical Fund committee assists individuals and organizations in fostering and caring for pit bulls by providing financial assistance for emergency/life-saving medical treatment, food, supplies and boarding for applicants who meet specific guidelines.
This committee is charged with initiating, implementing and overseeing fundraising projects for PBRC including the Café Press store, the Poppymart auction, and the annual Happy Endings Calendar.
This committee is responsible for reviewing applications for spay/neuter assistance to ensure their compliance with our spay/neuter guidelines, as well as recommending and awarding funding.
This committee monitors volunteer needs and staffs PBRC with volunteers, enabling the organization to function adequately.
Fundraising Committee Volunteer
A member of the Fundraising Committee will help come up with ideas for fundraisers and aid or lead their execution. Committee members with help with Poppy Mart, calendars, the Café Press store, and ad-hoc fundraisers as they come up.
Technical Skills or Knowledge:
- Familiarity with selling in Ebay
- Familiarity with email tools such as Constant Contact or MailChip or confidence in learning the tool on one’s own
- Familiarity with the various shipping options offered by USPS and services offered online
- Basic skills with graphics or photo editing using Photoshop or similar tool
- Good customer service ethic
- Ability to work with others in a team
- Excellent written communication skills
- Creative thinker – not necessary to be an artist, but be able to think of new ideas and ways of doing things
- Be able to occasionally handle some shipping tasks within 72 hours of receiving order.
- Ability to check and respond to emails on a daily basis
- Excellent organizational skills – be able to track and report outcome of fundraising campaigns
Highly desirable skills:
- Advanced graphic design or illustrator skills
- Artistic ability – be able to conceive of and create new merchandise designs