Volunteer opportunities exist for those who live local to FACT as well as those who are only as far away as their computer!
Connecticut & Surrounds
Besides “poop patrol” cleaning, help is needed to follow-up on adoptions, with mailings, filing and paperwork, doing simple database entries, and to handle the toughest job of all: FERRET PLAYMATE! We’re happy to meet with you to determine your interests, availability, and how your skills can best be utilized to help the ferrets. In order to maximize training time, we ask volunteers be able to commit to at least a 3-month initial period. For ongoing volunteering, we suggest an every other week schedule. Since the shelter is run out of a private home, of course we need to be able to coordinate your available time with the Executive Director’s schedule.
FACT does accept teen volunteers, especially those who love animals! Whether it be to fulfill a school or church charitable obligation or simply because you like ferrets, helping in the FACT shelter can be a rewarding experience. Teens under 18 are expected to be accompanied by an adult guardian who can supervise them. While we appreciate it’s wonderful to expose your younger children to the benefits of giving back, realistically those between 8-12 may require significant guidance. We’re happy to discuss the possibility of you volunteering alongside your preteen.
For periodic volunteering, we always need help at events to answer questions, help groom ferrets, man tables, and seek silent auction donations. In the fall, FACT prepares a large donor mailing that can always use extra hands!
We welcome involved Ferret Association of Connecticut members to take part in our Board of Directors meetings. We are always looking for dedicated people to join the Advisory Board, the first step to Board membership.
You can help a specific animal by taking in a sick or elderly ferret into your home through the FACT Foster Program. We accept applications from knowledgeable local ferret owners to become foster families. Fostering is not for everyone, but it can be emotionally rewarding. It allows us to have room in the shelter for other needy ferrets. Learn more about the requirements, obligations and details of the FACT Foster Program.
At A Distance
We always need people willing to help with our website, write or type articles, research information, contact potential donors, and monitor Craigslist postings. If you are willing to help, we can find a job that accommodates that wish!
FACT created the Foster Program to help support our “permanent” and special needs ferrets.
Want to Volunteer?
Contact us and let’s discuss your interests and see how we can match them with the ferret’s needs.