Executive Committee Portfolios


The Animal Welfare Society PE is looking for individuals who can share their knowledge and experience to assist our management team with strategic guidance, ensuring that our charity organisation will grow from strength to strength.

If the welfare of animals is something you are passionate about, and you have the capacity to donate even an hour of your time and expertise weekly to a worthy cause, we would like to encourage you to consider joining our Executive Committee.

Animal Welfare Society PE is a Non-Profit Organization, one that at any given time, is caring for 150-200 shelter animals. Our work is endless, and endlessly rewarding. We need your help.

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Wagtails Portfolio

AWS PE is looking for a candidate to oversee the Wagtails Charity Shop portfolio on our Executive Committee.

Wagtails is our second-hand charity shop, located on the corner of 6th Avenue and Albert Road in Walmer. Our Wagtails Charity Shop exists to raise much needed funds for our shelter at AWS PE in Victoria Drive. The money that our shop brings in is essential to help finance the care for the many dogs and cats living at our shelter.

Apart from helping us to raise funds for our shelter, our charity shop also serves the local community by allowing them to shop for affordable, good-quality second-hand items. In order for us to raise funds through our shop, we rely on donations, volunteers and of course, shoppers.

The role would suit a person with retail experience and would include operational guidance to the Wagtails manager, strategic management together with optimising Wagtails’ bottom line.

Fundraising Portfolio

AWS PE is looking for a candidate to assist with the Fundraising portfolio on our Executive Committee.

Our Non-Profit Organisation receives no government funding and we are entirely dependent on donations from the public to finance our operations. We have established solid fundraising structures. Our Fundraiser is responsible for organising 4 major events per year as well as smaller projects to ensure a continuous flow of income. Our Community Relations Officer manages the smaller external fundraising events that businesses / private people organise for the benefit of AWS PE.

The role would suit a person with strong fundraising, marketing and/or sales experience to mentor and guide our existing Fundraising team. The Fundraising portfolio holder will have fortnightly meetings with our 2 fundraising staff members in order to give them strategic and operational guidance.

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Our ExCo meets on a monthly basis, with most meetings lasting between 60 - 90 minutes. It is difficult to determine exactly how much time will be needed over and above this. Ideally, we are needing candidates who can provide a minimum of 1 hour per week and spend some time on the ground with the relevant departments. This is truly at the discretion of the appointed EXCO member but enforces why we are needing people who have the welfare of the animals and the best interests of the shelter at heart.

If this is you, we look forward and hope to hear from you! We hope you will consider joining our Executive Committee and providing guidance and support to an incredible organisation.
Please note that these are non-paying positions.

Please contact our Honorary Secretary if you have any questions or to submit your CV: honsec@awspe.co.za.