Have you visited our Westminster PetSmart Adoption Center? If your answer is yes, chances are you've either seen her smiling face or had a wonderful interaction with our Spring/Summer 2012 Volunteer Spotlight recipient! If your answer is no, we suggest meeting her as soon as you can! We're pleased to announce the Volunteer Spotlight is shining brightly on Amanda Ibrahim this spring and summer.
Amanda is a vital resource for the dogs, cats, and staff of the Humane Society of Boulder Valley's Westminster PetSmart adoption center. She began volunteering in November of 2011, and in just five short months has given more than 400 hours to the animals there. Not only does Amanda enrich the lives of adoption dogs through exercise and social time, but she's a great advocate for felines as well. On any given day, you'll see Amanda comforting the cats by ensuring they have a clean place to stay or playing with great toys like the Da Bird! Her service also led to expanding our Tails on Trails volunteer program to include opportunities in the Westminster area where she takes dogs for hikes on area trails to get some time out of the shelter. And for the kitties, she takes extra time to film and edit footage of the adoption cats showing off and features the videos in their website profiles.
"Amanda always comes in with a smile, a great attitude and a willingness to do anything to benefit the lives of the animals at our satellite adoption center. I do not know what we would do without her," says Jason Hammond, HSBV Client Services Supervisor. "Her videos increase the number of people who see our cats for adoption, and she always manages to capture each cat's individual personality. Her thorough exercise of the dogs decreases their stress and increases the adoptions. Amanda's assistance with new volunteers is one of the reasons why we are becoming a successful adoption center. Thanks Amanda for all that you do!"
In addition to the many other volunteer hats she wears, Amanda has recently become a mentor to new volunteers by training new dog and cat kennel assistants during their first volunteer shifts and welcoming them to the Westminster facility. Amanda's passion and patience makes for a great introduction to their volunteer journey as they join our team of committed volunteers.
Thank you, Amanda, for being an amazing ambassador for the adoption animals in Westminster. You really are a lifesaver!
Did you know? The Humane Society of Boulder Valley would love your help at the satellite adoption center in Westminster.
If you'd be willing to give your time to dogs and cats in need, please contact Lindsay Scott, Volunteer Services Manager at Lindsay.Scott@boulderhumane.org or 303-442-4030 x654.