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Looking for a few Great Women (and men) Coordination Volunteers

We are looking for individuals who wish to become part of the Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet mission as a Foster Coordination Liaison (FCL) involved with working with our service members, wounded warriors, veterans, and families of our fallen warriors who need assistance via our Foster Home program, which also includes vetting and interacting with those individuals and families who have registered as potential foster homes through our organization.

Primarily at this time we are looking for at least 4 new FCL volunteers to cover the states of Maryland, North Carolina/South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia/West Virginia within our Southeast Region.

NOTE: Not required to reside in a specific state shown above since you would be working from home via the Internet and phone.

This is a virtual volunteer role where your efforts can be accomplished via the phone and Internet (emails) in your home during the evenings and Saturday (depending on your available time) and includes the following criteria:

  • A passion to help our military service members, wounded warriors, veterans, and families of our fallen warriors.
  • Interact and maintain communication with our registered potential foster homes, plus work with others (inside and outside the organization) as required
  • Be a self-starter, has excellent organizational, interpersonal, and management skills, plus able to work independently and as a “team” player.
  • Understand and agree to follow and adhere to the Organization’s mission, purpose, operating procedures, and organizational policies/guidelines.
  • Comfortable using and access to MS office (such as Word, Excel), communicate via the internet, phone calls, and email.
  • Previous customer service, volunteer nonprofit managerial and animal related coordination/placement experience helpful
  • Help promote the organization, its mission, and programs with others via sharing our flyers, brochures, and other items as requested by the organization’s National office.
  • Able to commit at least 1 year in this position
  • Provide the required monthly reports (coordination activity and volunteer service hours) by the date as determined by the organization’s National office.
  • Estimated Volunteer Time per Month: averaging 25-30 hours – Please be advised actual hours per month is variable on a state by state basis.

 

Those interested in learning more about the volunteer positions or to apply, visit HERE.

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Foster Coordination Liaison Volunteer Recruiting Need

We are looking for individuals who wish to become part of the Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet mission as a Foster Coordination Liaison (FCL) involved with working with our service members, wounded warriors, veterans, and families of our fallen warriors who need assistance via our MVP Foster Home program, which also includes vetting and interacting with those individuals and families who have registered as potential foster homes through our organization.

Primarily at this time we are looking for FCLs to cover the states of AR/OK, AZ, CO, LA, MN, MO, NV, AL/GA, NC/SC, TN, VA/WV, MD/DC, and TX.

This is a virtual volunteer role where your efforts can be accomplished via the phone and Internet (emails) and includes the following criteria:

  • A passion to help our military service members, wounded warriors, veterans, and families of our fallen warriors.
  • Interact and maintain communication with our registered potential foster homes, plus work with others (inside and outside the organization) as required
  • Be a self-starter, has excellent organizational, interpersonal, and management skills, plus able to work independently and as a “team” player.
  • Understand and agree to follow and adhere to the Organization’s mission, purpose, operating procedures, and organizational policies/guidelines.
  • Comfortable using and access to MS office (such as Word, Excel), communicate via the internet, phone calls, and email.
  • Previous customer service, volunteer nonprofit managerial and animal related coordination/placement experience helpful
  • Help promote the organization, it’s mission, and programs with others via sharing our flyers, brochures, and other items as requested by the organization’s National office.
  • Able to commit at least 1 year in this position
  • Provide the required monthly reports (coordination activity and volunteer service hours) by the date as determined by the organization’s National office.
  • Estimated Volunteer Time per Month: averaging 25-30 hours – Please be advised actual hours per month is variable on a state by state basis.

Those interested in learning more about the volunteer positions or to apply, visit HERE.

Our homeless veterans need your help!

Helping Veterans With Pets – Need Your Help – Between 1/1/15 and 4/1/15 via our Military Pet Assistance (MPA) fund we have disbursed $4,136 involving pet boarding and required veterinarian care for 16 beloved furbabies of our homeless veterans receiving a hands up via a VA approved “Homeless Veteran Transition” program in the states of AR, CO, TX, and VA .  As of today we have a balance of $871 in our MPA fund.

We are in dire needs of monetary contributions for the MPA fund and hope you and others can help us so to continue supporting our homeless veterans and their pets via the MPA fund.  Contributions can be made on line via our official website (guardianangelsforsoldierspet.org) “Donate Now” button (please show MPA fund in Memo/Message line or via check/money order payable to Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet (Memo Line MPA Fund) and mailed to Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet, 9725 FM 1783, Gatesville, TX 76528-4739.

“100% of these contributions go to the MPA fund.”

Please share this with others who may also wish to support our MPA Fund. 

Thank you!

We Need Your Help: Military Pet Assistance Fund

Please share this with your family, friends, co-workers, and any one else you feel would be interested in helping.

Due to helping our homeless veterans with their pets related to veterinary care (spay/neuter, bring shots current, and micro-chipping) plus temporary boarding (foster care needed before we can get pet into a specific registered foster home in our network) up to 14 days, we need your help to replenish the “Military Pet Assistance” (MPA).

Since January 1, 2014 we have helped our service members and veterans with beloved pets through the fund in the amount of $1,852.14 involving both veterinary care and temp boarding for 4 beloved pets. Average expenditures per a Homeless veteran’s pet is $1,000 (minimum $400-$500 for vet care and minimum of $500-$600 for temp boarding).

Our goal between May 1, 2014 and June 14, 2014 is to raise $3,000 for the MPA fund.

As more of our Homeless veterans seek a hand up via a VA and/or VA approved “Homeless Transition” program, our ability to assist them with their pets involving veterinary care and temp boarding increases and we can only help them with your help.

As of April 28, 2014, we have received calls from VA case workers in the states of CO, CA, VA, and MD with Homeless Veteran cases where the veteran has a 1-2 pets needing our assistance via the both our Foster Home and MPA Fund programs over during the month of May while they are receiving a “hand up” via Homeless Transition programs across the country. Please note these expenditures are paid directly to a service provider providing vet care and boarding services. We do not nor are able to send these funds directly to a service member or veteran at any time.

For those able to help replenish the MPA fund, contributions can be made as follows:

Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet MPA fund 9725 FM 1783 Gatesville, TX 76528-4931

Thank you for your assistance and support!

Foster Homes Needed: Virginia

Dog friendly foster homes are needed in Virginia (specifically near Virginia Beach). If interested please submit foster home required information by visiting our website.  We have a pair (puppy and older dog) that need a loving foster home, ASAP.
Foster term is approximately 6-9 months beginning immediately.
Once your application is received, a state volunteer will provide more detail about the specific needs in your area.

Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet Announces 2014 Board of Directors

All volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit military and veteran service organization cares for soldier’s pets.

Gatesville, TX, January 1, 2014 – Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet announces the 2014 Board of Directors for the organization as follows:

  • President: Jessica Semon (Virginia)
  • Vice President: Sally White (Minnesota)
  • Secretary: open
  • Treasurer: Cherie Boudreaux (Texas)
  • Director: Shawna Michaud (Tennessee) 
  • Director: open

 

About Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet:

ALL volunteer 501c3 nonprofit “Military & Veterans Service Organization” (MVSO) supporting our active duty  Military, Wounded Warriors,  homeless Veterans, and their beloved Pets to ensure the pets are reunited with their owners following a deployment  related to a combat or peace-keeping or humanitarian mission  or unforeseen medical and/or homeless hardship  situation through various programs/services/projects.  For more information on providing a foster home, becoming a volunteer, or making a donation to Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet, please visit www.guardianangelsforsoldierspet.org or http://www.mvpsanctuary.org 

Coordination Volunteers Needed: CA, CO, MO and VA

We are looking for professional, caring and dedicated individuals to join our State Support Teams in CA, CO, MO, and VA as Foster Coordination Liaisons.  This position is a virtual volunteer role for Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet© at the state level acting on behalf of the organization and responsible for assisting a Military Service Member (MSM), Wounded Warrior, or Veteran in recommending a potential foster home which closely emulates the pet(s) living environment and acting as the liaison between the MSM and the agreed to Foster Home (Guardian Angel) to care for the pet(s) during the foster term.

The position requires approximately 20 hours a month of your time with a minimum of a year service.

Those interested in learning more about the volunteer position or to apply, should click here.

Thank you for considering helping our Military, Veterans and their beloved Pets.

Appreciation Gift from MSM

This week the organization received a fantastic surprise in the mail!   An MSM from Virginia sent us a framed flag flown over Afghanistan on 11 September 2011.  We fostered this MSM’s pup while he was deployed. We are touched and honored to received this gift and look forward to hanging it in the future MVP Sanctuary for all to see.
4-15-13CKSOTF-Afghanstan9-11-11
Operation Enduring Freedom
CJSOTF – AfghanistanThis certifies that the accompanying United States flag was flown over the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force – Afghanistan Fallen Comrade Memorial, Camp Vance Compound, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan during
Operation ENDURING FREEDOM In Honor of
Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet
11 September 2011The United States flag flown over Afghanistan symbolizes the resilience and bravery of the United States Forces to continue to execute the Global War on Terrorism and bring freedom to oppressed nations.
R. Patrick Meffert
CSM, USA
CJSOTF-A, CSM
Mark C. Schwartz
COL, SF
CJSOTF-A, Commanding

National Volunteer Appreciation Week

Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet like many “All Volunteer” 501c3 nonprofit organizations are only able to operate and accomplish its mission due to the generosity, time, and energy provided by those who wish to make a difference in our society. All of our volunteers are deeply appreciated and are critical in the daily operations of our organization. They are dedicated 150% to supporting our military service member, veterans and their pets.

As a small token of the hard work and dedication these volunteers provide, we simply want to say “Thank you” to the following volunteers.

  • Donna (TX)
  • Cherie (TX)
  • Lynne (AL)
  • Kim (NV)
  • Catherine (CA)
  • Liz (TN)
  • Nancy (MN)
  • Amanda (IN)
  • Cari (MS)
  • Carol (IN)
  • Courtney (AZ)
  • Susan (MO)
  • Lindsay (CA)
  • Alison (WI)
  • Cindy (NC)
  • Janna (WA)
  • Kim (LA)
  • Shawna (TN)
  • Madolyn (TX)
  • Sandy (WI)
  • Heather (IA)
  • Matthew (IA)
  • Tonya (MO)
  • JoAnn (PA)
  • Megan (TN)
  • Marlous (TX)
  • Victoria (MI)
  • Jessica (VA)
  • Linda (TX)
  • Tammy (WI)
  • Sally (MN)

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