We know how it goes. You spent your last dime on dinner last night with your friends and now you’re stuck at home, broke with nothing to do. But not to worry, you can still save animals by being an animal rescue transport coordinator otherwise known as superheroes in the industry. No need to get in your car and head to your local animal shelter when you can relax in the comfort of your own home.
While there are thousands of passionate animal rescue transport volunteers flying dogs and driving cats around the country, there are definitely not enough qualified rescue transport coordinators organizing all of these trips successfully. The job of an animal rescue relay transport coordinator is a tough one but one that doesn’t require you to do a lot of driving or spend a lot of money. Tell us more you say.
If we’ve piqued your interest, you should start with the animal rescue transport coordinator training that Team Doobert developed. We introduce you to the basics of being a good TC including how to coordinate the transports, what the rules and regulations are, and how to deal with those weird pilot quirks and terminology that they use when flying animals around. Once you’ve completed the training we would also recommend you check out the Animal Rescue Professionals Associations’ certification on transport. Becoming a Certified Animal Rescue Transporter (CART) will demonstrate your knowledge to your colleagues and fellow rescuers.
Then you’re ready to dive into it. Strap on your cell phone belt and dust off your organization and communication skills ‘cause you’re gonna need ‘em. The best way to describe the role of a TC is that of a wedding planner. You’re behind the scenes, coordinating the players, cuing the music, updating the caterers on the timetable, and ensuring the brides are in plenty of photos. Sure there’s drama when you have animal rescue volunteers, and multiple animal rescue organizations involved, but you’re ready for that and the photos and videos everyone shares more than makes up for the drama.