DPA’s Pawesome Person: January Volunteer Spotlight

“Marie is the eyes, ears and voice for DPA as our Facebook Social Media Coordinator. She is invaluable at contributing creative content ideas, providing quick and informative responses for people with questions, and having a positive attitude and team-oriented spirit. In her social media role, paired with her rescue role, Marie works closely with our Rescue Director Elina to help craft posts quickly to find fosters for the most urgent pets at Dallas Animal Services. Together they help us save more homeless pets in Dallas!

Marketing and social media can be a stressful, high-paced world but Marie handles everything with poise and measurement, a true professional. I am so grateful to have her on my team!”  – Amanda Peterson, Digital Marketing Director for Dallas Pets Alive!

This is why Marie de Alcuaz is our Pawesome Person Spotlight for January!

What is your current role?

My current role at DPA is Facebook Coordinator. I also assist on an as need basis as a Rescue Admin.

How did you get involved with volunteering at DPA?

After a strenuous search for flexible, remote volunteer roles I found DPA through VolunteerMatch. It’s been the perfect fit for my busy schedule while volunteering from Southern California.

What are you most passionate about at DPA?

I am most passionate about spreading our message not only to Dallas residents, but to everyone far and wide. Each social post is a chance to teach someone something new about animal rescue, adopting, animal care, and so much more. The most simple post could help change an animal’s life for the better and a human’s life as well.

What are some words of wisdom to new DPA Volunteers?

To never be afraid to try something new. I became a Rescue Admin after messaging our Rescue Director on a whim. The small amount of time I put into helping out a little more when I can has given me more knowledge about DPA and animal rescue as a whole than I ever expected.

Give us a fun fact about you!

I believe in rescuing any kind of animal possible, which is why I adopted two albino rats back in 2015 from Rattie Ratz Rescue!

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