VOKRA (Do you love cats and have Annual Giving experience?)

Organization Name: VOKRA
Opportunity Title: Do you love cats and have Annual Giving experience?
Category: Fundraising & Sponsorship
Commitment: 6 months to 1 year
Start Date: December 8, 2023
End Date: June 30, 2024

Email: kdeweerdt@vokra.ca
Website: http://VOKRA.ca
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged between 18 and 55Appropriate for volunteers aged 55 and over
Opportunity Description:

Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association (VOKRA) is a volunteer-run charity cat/kitten rescue serving Vancouver and other surrounding municipalities in the Lower Mainland since 2000. Our Operations Centre in Vancouver is our headquarters and transition center where rescued cats are nursed to health before being placed in one of our 550 volunteer foster homes. Each year, we find forever-homes for 1200+ cats and kittens.

VOKRA’s mission is:

“To end cat overpopulation and cat homelessness. We rescue, heal, then home cats – first in our network of foster homes, then in carefully matched, loving, forever homes. We are a passionate, volunteer-driven charity with extensive cat care experience. We believe that no-kill is the only responsible approach, that TNR (Trap Neuter Return) works, and that cats are awesome!”

The Annual Giving Officer supports the Fundraising Team in developing and executing our annual giving  program aimed at acquiring, renewing, and engaging with donors. 


Collaborates with the Fundraising Team Manager to develop programs that effectively support and facilitate the acquisition, renewal, and upgrade of annual supporters by:

Renewing and upgrading annual donor support through targeted online campaigns 

Liaisoning with the Donor Development Officer with up-to-date donor information
Maintaining a deep understanding of VOKRA’s mandate, history, structure, objectives, programs, and financial needs.

Provides personable, high-quality, and proactive donor engagement and assistance by: 

Correspondence through timely thank you calls, cards, and follow ups to donor gifts and inquiries.
Ensuring eligibility of donations based on adherence to VOKRA policies and procedures, donor interests, and CRA requirements.
Updating and maintaining the database.

As part of the Fundraising team and under the guidance and direction of the Fundraising Manager, works independently as well as part of a team.


100% remote with 1 to 2 in-person meetings per year, location decided by team.


Minimum of 2 years of experience in a related role in a fundraising environment or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Strong time management and research skills.

Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Docs.

Knowledge of Revenue Canada Guidelines, FOIPOP, and Records Management is an asset.

Proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with team members, stakeholders, and donors.

Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise considerable judgment, tact, and discretion while imparting sensitive and confidential information.

Ability to work effectively as a part of a team, or independently, with a positive attitude.

In-depth knowledge of cat rescue is an asset.

The ability to volunteer 5 hours min per week and check in when necessary.

We ask that only those who can make a serious commitment to volunteering with VOKRA apply for this role.

Please apply with your resume to kdeweerdt@vokra.ca

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