Volunteering as our Funding & Donations Lead

General Summary

Auckland Puppy Rescue is a registered charity relying on donations and grants, run solely by volunteers committed to rescuing puppies in need, desexing to control the number of unwanted puppies being born and rehoming all puppies that come into our care.

The purpose of this role is to seek out funding and donation opportunities for Auckland Puppy Rescue  that align and support its purpose.

This is an unpaid, volunteer role which will require the use of personal equipment such as computer and phone.

Essential Functions

  • Identify funding sources: seek out opportunities to apply for grants, subsidies and funding from a range of local and national organisations
  • Funding applications: lead all elements of funding applications, including writing submissions, sourcing relevant information, following up on applications and keeping Trustees advised of potential funding opportunities and their progress
  • Donations: proactively seek out donation opportunities from the community and Auckland Puppy Rescue partners, keeping records of all donations received and ensuring appropriate acknowledgements are made (including issuing tax receipts

Technical and Personal Skills

  • Previous experience in a similar role desired, including strong knowledge of how to secure grants, subsidies and funding through multiple avenues
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Proactive attitude
  • Sense of urgency to complete tasks in a timely manner and take a flexible approach to change
  • Ability to work independently and to set own timeframes
  • Ability to attend the occasional fundraising event desired


Auckland Puppy Rescue is run by a small group of trustees and volunteers who each contribute valuable skills to ensure the charity‚Äôs success.  We work collaboratively and communicate regularly and are always there to support our fellow volunteers if they need it.  Volunteers are expected to provide a positive experience in all their interactions with members of the public, always treat fellow volunteers with respect, and to comply with all our policies to ensure that none of their actions damages our brand or public image.

Full support and guidance will be provided as the successful person becomes familiar with the role.

If you are interested in joining the team as our Funding & Donations Lead please submit the form below.

Volunteer Application Form - Funding & Donations Lead

Where are you based?

We are looking for someone who is proactive and excited to volunteer, and who is prepared to support us long-term.

This role will require someone to be available to take and make calls during the day or over weekends to ensure all events are well organised and run smoothly. Time commitment will vary. How much time are you able to put into this role: