Interested in helping rescue cats and dogs and the nonprofit staff and volunteers who serve them? We are looking to welcome additional members to our Board of Directors!

About the Animal Aid Board of Directors

The Board of Directors acts as the governing authority for Animal Aid, a 501(c)3 animal welfare organization. The board is responsible for overseeing the organization’s operations and maintaining the organization’s commitment to its mission. This involves establishing Animal Aid’s strategic direction, ensuring its compliance with all applicable legal requirements, and keeping the organization financially healthy. Board members are expected to take a holistic view of the organization, have an active role in ensuring the wellness of the organization, participate in fundraising activities, and act as ambassadors of Animal Aid in the community.


  • Attendance and active participation in monthly board meetings. 
  • Follow and abide by the By Laws of Animal Aid, Inc.
  • Understand the goals and mission of Animal Aid, and agree to work toward these goals and represent this mission in contact with the community on behalf of the organization. 
  • Actively engage in the diversity, equity, inclusion, and access (DEIA) work of Animal Aid.
  • Make a serious commitment to participate actively in committee volunteer roles and work. 
  • Stay informed about organizational matters, prepare well for meetings, and review and comment on minutes and reports.
  • Participate in fundraising for the organization, including attendance at major fundraisers (no specific donation requirement). 

Who We Are Looking For

The Animal Aid Board of Directors is made up of people passionate about animal welfare with a variety of skill sets and experience. We are open to new members with extensive, limited, or no experience on nonprofit boards.  


We hope that board members will stay at least 3 years, and commitments are evaluated on an individual basis. Board members typically spend 2-4 hours per month specifically related to board work. Additional volunteer hours vary based on number and type of other roles. There are typically one or two workshop or planning sessions per year that are held on a weekend.

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