Join AFRP Board of Directors

The Board of Directors for Animal Friends Rescue Project (AFRP) is a core group of volunteers who bring shared cause forward, believing in the organization's mission and vision while providing the tools to ensure that the organization can fulfill its goals.

Thank you for your interest in serving on the AFRP Board of Directors. AFRP was founded and built upon our devotion to the animals in need within our community and surrounding communities and is the oldest foster-based rescue organization in Monterey County. We are a no-kill, volunteer-powered 501(c)3 nonprofit animal welfare organization whose primary mission is "Saving at-risk abandoned, stray, and abused companion animals." To accomplish this mission to help as many animals in the community and surrounding communities as possible, AFRP employs the following programs:

  • Rescue and adoptions
  • Lifetime commitment to all of our animals
  • Community cat spay+neuter services
  • Major medical cases
  • Ongoing efforts to find new ways to advocate for the underserved animals & their humans in our community

The AFRP Board of Directors is responsible for governing AFRP and focusing on the mission, legacy, strategy, and goals of the organization.  This includes oversight in four main areas: legal, financial, management, and program.

Becoming a board member is a considerable commitment as we meet and exceed best practices for the nonprofit community. The process of becoming a board member includes the following:

  1. Complete this application and supply the requested information
  2. Meet with member(s) from the AFRP Board of Directors
  3. If approved, your application will be submitted to the Board for vote
  4. If approved, you will meet with one or more members for orientation
  5. Attend AFRP Board meetings as a voting member

AFRP does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, employment of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

AFRP is currently seeking nominees to join the board and wishes to contribute to the organization's commitment to finding good permanent homes for abandoned, stray, and abused companion animals, ending the pet overpopulation crisis through focused spay/neuter programs, and community engagement.

AFRP Board Positions

CEO/President (Board member, elected position)

CEO/President – This is a position of overview, philosophy, and control. The CEO/President represents AFRP to the general public and is the “figurehead” for the organization. They ensure the smooth running of the Board; handle staffing issues that cannot or should not be handled at the executive director level; address emerging problems that threaten AFRP's ability to carry out its mission and oversee the associations AFRP makes with other organizations. The CEO/President can call together a committee to serve the purpose of delegating some of the responsibilities that fall under his or her leadership. This position requires strong leadership skills, motivation, good judgment, effective communication skills, and the ability to anticipate and address problems.

Vice President (Board member, elected position)

Vice President – The Vice President is the visionary of the group. This person is free to set up a committee that can seek out new and dynamic ways to market the animals, make connections with other organizations around the region, and make sure that the Board, staff, and volunteers are working together to meet the mission of the organization. This position requires enthusiasm for AFRP's mission, motivation, creativity, and effective communication skills.

Secretary (Board member, elected position)

Secretary – The Secretary is an active conduit for communication between the Board members, staff, and the organization’s volunteers. As a member of the Board, the Secretary coordinates the Board meetings and prepares and distributes meeting agendas and minutes.
Activities of this position include, but are not limited to: compiling monthly Board meeting agendas; recording notes of Board meetings; and distributing Board meeting minutes to Board members. This position requires effective communication and organizational skills, as well as attention to detail.

CFO/Treasurer (Board member, elected position)

CFO/Treasurer – ensures the finances are in order for the organization. As the CFO/Treasurer, they ensure that deposits are made, bills are paid on time, and all IRS and State-required tax reports are filed properly. He or she prepares or ensures the preparation of AFRP's financial statements and keeps the financial records and books up to date (or oversees these functions). They maintain close contact with the Executive Director regarding revenue and monitor the organization's bills.

The CFO/Treasurer monitors the list of all AFRP financial donors to ensure they are accurate and current, ensures that donation notifications are sent to all donors in a timely manner, and ensures payroll processing setup is complete and accurate, reviews and approves all payroll related items: pay rates, vacation-sick-PTO time accrued and unused balances, and all paychecks and/or payrolls.

This position requires advanced accounting and financial planning skills and experience, attention to detail, and effective communication skills.

The CFO/Treasurer oversees the following projects and functions:

  • Accountant (CPA)
  • Donor List
  • Tax Receipts 
  • Thank-you Notes/Emails
  • Insurance Issues Advisor
  • Legal Language Advisor


Please email with any questions or concerns about your application or process.

Disclaimer: Position descriptions are not part of the bylaws or policy manual of AFRP.

Animal Sponsorships

Help us change their futures
Sponsor an AFRP Animal

Sponsor an AFRP Animal

In memory or in honor of a loved one, or even yourself!l


Provide enrichment items such as toys and treats to help our animals


Help protect animals against highly contagious and serious diseases


Helps provide fuel for an animal rescue vehicle providing freedom rides


Helps provide free spay/neuter surgery for a homeless or at-risk animal
Cat Clinics

Cat Clinics

Sponsor a TNVR clinic for our most vulnerable animals-community cats


Helps provide treatment or surgery to life-threatening emergencies such as Parvovirus or injuries sustained from being hit by a car