AFA Volunteers Needed - Apply Today!
January 18, 2005
The following Committee Positions Are Open:
All Committee Directors are expected to evaluate the needs of the
ferret community and the ferret as a species on an on-going basis
to determine what issues their committee should address.
Education Committee Director: (and Volunteers)
Promote and disseminate AFA public information regarding the domestic
ferret in many forums, also at pet events, not limited to, but including:
ferrets shows; vet symposium. Shall be responsible for the editing,
publication, and distribution of all AFA educational materials and
publications, including, but not limited to: any AFA publication,
whether written, video, audio, or literary, or all information, promotional
or educational materials whether in literary, video, audio, electronic
media or any other format produced by the AFA. Choose events and avenues
for ferret education in keeping with AFA’s goals. Maintain the
AFA booth(es) and display. Oversee the staffing, preparation, and
content of the AFA booth(es). Respond to correspondence from the public
on matters pertaining to this committee’s expertise and responsibilities.
Contribute a minimum of one article per issue to the American Ferret
Report. Internet access is required for this position.
Fundraising Director: (and Volunteers)
Working closely with the Public Affairs to develop and maintain fundraising
events, projects and programs to benefit the AFA. Help obtain advertisements
in AFA publications, sponsorships and donations for the AFA funds
and projects. Contribute a minimum of one article per year to the
American Ferret Report.
Breeder Director: (and Volunteers)
Promote responsible ferret breeding and educate in accordance with
the AFA ferret breeders Code of Ethics. Develop and write policy statements
relating to good ferret breeding practices. Develop and maintain a
current Breeder list for the U.S. Develop and maintain breeder related
programs. Respond to correspondence from the Public on matters pertaining
to this committees expertise and responsibilities. Contribute a minimum
of one article per year to the American Ferret Report.
Health Affairs Director: (and Volunteers)
Promotion of the Public Health through disease prevention in ferrets
and preventive health practices through regular vaccination, health
evaluation and treatment of the domestic ferret. Providing correct
and current scientific and medical information on health issues concerning
the domestic ferret. Encourage, act and evaluate research efforts
in to health issues consistent with the purposes of the organization.
To act as a resource and support for health professionals in their
activities to promote and foster health in ferrets and good public
health practices. To evaluate and establish criteria for standard
Care/Maintenance of Ferrets. Serve as a liaison with Health Care Professionals
in the United States and neighboring Countries. Respond to correspondence
from the public on matters pertaining to this committees expertise
and responsibilities. Contribute a minimum of one article per year
to the American Ferret Report.
If you are interested in any of the above positions (or would like
to volunteer for any of the committees), please contact the American
Ferret Association at:
The American Ferret Association, Inc.
PMB 255, 626-C Admiral Drive
Annapolis, MD 21401
January 18, 2005; revised 3/28/05]