Volunteer 2017-12-08T13:32:20+00:00

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While SPCR does not transport cats to forever homes, we have a network of volunteers who help get the kitties into rescue.  These transport volunteers also drive cats between foster homes.  To help cats on their journey into rescue, join our Transport Volunteer Facebook Group.

Holding a cat overnight while it is on a transport from Point A to Point B.

Position: Events Coordinator
Department: Operations
Reporting to: Director of Operations
Location: Illinois or Wisconsin
Position Type: Volunteer, part-time, flexible schedule

Position Summary

Specialty Purebred Cat Rescue (SPCR) is looking for a Volunteer Events Coordinator. This person will be one of SPCR’s face-to-face ambassadors at expos and events. This position specializes in events management, planning, marketing execution and communications. This role is a key stakeholder on the marketing and fundraising teams. This volunteer will work with SPCR team as well as with outside organizations and conventions, execute and contribute to marketing plans and oversee different event initiatives year round. Minimal travel in Illinois and Wisconsin (2-4 times per year, 1-4 days at a time). 5 – 10 hours monthly are usually required to fulfill these duties, but responsibilities during events can be more intensive. This person will be one of SPCR’s face-to-face ambassadors at expos and events.


  • Drive event planning for SPCR
  • Lead communication for multiple events
  • Manage booth, assist with promotions and maintain events inventory
  • Planning and execution of non-convention, stand-alone events


  • Experience with conventions, trade shows, or events management, marketing and logistics
  • Strong communication skills
  • Good at multitasking and situational management skills
  • Familiar with Microsoft and/or Google suites (Word, Excel, Docs, Sheets)
  • Must be a driven self-starter who can consistently uncover areas for improvement
  • Traits of professionalism, initiative, resourcefulness, dependability and flexibility
  • Detail-oriented, organized and patient
  • Strong work ethic and the ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Commitment to honesty, integrity, and confidentiality
  • Ability to maintain positive, regular communication with colleagues and volunteers
  • Possess writing, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks
  • Enthusiasm for helping and working with people, especially people from diverse backgrounds, and ability to work cooperatively with different types of personalities
  • The ability to communicate with, supervise, empower, and motivate volunteers to be effective in their roles
  • Ability to maintain a pleasant, professional manner in the midst of tense situations
  • Ability to professionally advocate SPCR’s position on issues
  • Passion for the mission of Specialty Purebred Cat Rescue

Send applications to sarahstreedspcr@gmail.com

Volunteers don’t necessarily have the time, they just have the heart!