October 24, 2016

We LOVE our Volunteers!

Meet Soraya, one of our amazing volunteers!
Amazon CARES couldn't do the work that we do without all our awesome volunteers! We have dedicated and hard-working volunteers all over the map. In Peru, we rely on volunteers to help us take care of the animals in our care, and also participate in campaigns to help us spread the word about our mission.
Volunteer Sammy helping out at the clinic

In  addition, we have a number of "virtual" volunteers based in the U.S. who help with all sorts of things via the internet. Currently Stephanie Lugo is our super duper social media volunteer, and Sarita Patel is our fabulous blog editor, who also was in Iquitos last July volunteering as a Vet Assistant for 2 weeks! Read more about Sarita's experience in these three exciting posts: "Bienvenido a la Selva", "Adventures in Cat Catching" and "A Great Fix". We are currently recruiting more volunteers to help us grow our organization- we need help with everything from grant writing, to translation services, to a fundraising coordinator. For more information about our virtual volunteer opportunities, check out our website here!
Little "Perdido" taking an afternoon nap

Amazon CARES is a qualifying organization for the prestigious Presidential Volunteer Service Awards ProgramThe President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation issues the President’s Volunteer Service Award on behalf of President Barack Obama. The Award recognizes the best in American spirit and honors volunteers that demonstrate outstanding service and participation over the course of a 12-month period. To be eligible for an Award, maintain a current record of volunteer activity and hours online. Please contact our Executive Director, Manuela Rodrigues, so that she can register you on the PVSA website and for any additional information.
We can't wait to have you join our team!

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