Thursday, January 22, 2015

You Could Be a Part of Something Awesome: Join the DCIN Team

Diabetic Cats in Need has saved the lives of more than 600 extra-sweet cats since 2008, and we couldn’t have done it without the help of dedicated volunteers. Bu we want to be able to help even more diabetic cats stay in their homes or find safe forever homes of their own – and to do that, we need people like you.
Charleston, Bogart and Yoda are just three of the more than 600 cats DCIN has saved.
Our greatest need right now is for case managers, a director of case management, and a development/fundraising director.

Case Managers are the heartbeat of DCIN. As a case manager, you would be responsible for accepting new cats into the program and managing current client cases; managing financial assistance and education needs for your clients; monitoring client compliance with DCIN’s care guidelines; and arranging for delivery of supplies as needed. In order to be a case manager, you need to have a good understanding of the diagnosis, treatment and management of feline diabetes.

The Director of Case Management oversees all of the case managers and is the primary point of contact if a DCIN cat has a veterinary emergency related to diabetes. The director of case management trains new case managers and works with the Board of Directors to put together new policies and procedures related to financial assistance, rehoming and education. You’d also serve as a case manager if needed. This position also requires a high degree of knowledge about feline diabetes.

My baby Bella Donna was saved because of DCIN's Shelter Program: I met her at HART of Maine and it was love at first sight!
The Development/Fundraising Director is responsible for everything related to helping us get the money we need to run DCIN. This could include writing grants, seeking corporate sponsorships, coordinating fundraisers, and soliciting private donations. We’re always up for creative and fun ways to raise money, too, so if you’ve got some great ideas and the willingness to carry them out, we’d love to hear them. You don’t need to know a lot about feline diabetes to be the development director, but you do need to have a passion for our mission and be able to help potential donors understand how important our organization is.

If none of these volunteer jobs is your cup of tea, don’t worry: we could use transportation coordinators, shelter coordinators, accounting assistants and people to help out with special projects. Check out this post on our Facebook page for more details or to apply for one of our volunteer positions.

If you’ve got time and skills to lend to DCIN, we’d love to have you!

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