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Volunteer opportunities

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Berkeley Humane! 

SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION SPECIALIST

Berkeley Humane is looking for an experienced SEO specialist to help optimize our website at www.berkeleyhumane.org. This is a great opportunity for a volunteer passionate about animal welfare to be involved in a crucial part of our marketing efforts and help connect homeless dogs and cats with loving homes.

requirements:

1+ year of experience planning, tracking and executing SEO strategies.

COMMITMENT:

This position requires a 3+ month commitment with 2+ hours of availability per week. Although the majority of the work can be performed off-site, the volunteer must be available on average once-per-month for in-person training sessions and check-in meetings.

TO APPLY:

Please contact Sherry Liu, Marketing Manager, with your interest, availability, and resume that demonstrates your skillset. Than you!

 

WEB DEVELOPER

Berkeley Humane is looking for an experienced web developer to help fine tune our website and improve our users' experiences! This is a great opportunity for someone tech-savvy to use those highly valuable skills to help us increase adoptions and save lives!

Requirements:

Thorough knowledge of HTML, CSS, PHP, etc. with 2+ years hands-on experience building or modifying Content Management Systems including but not limited to Wordpress and Drupal.

Commitment:

This position requires a 3+ month commitment with 2+ hours of availability each week. This volunteer must be available to check-in once a week, and to meet in person on average once-per-month. 

TO APPLY:

Please contact Sherry Liu, Marketing Manager, with your interest, availability, and resume that demonstrates your skillset. Than you!

 

Storyteller

Berkeley Humane is looking for excellent writers who are passionate about animal welfare! As an organization that connects 1,000 dogs and cats with loving homes, we have many wonderful stories to tell, and we're looking for volunteers who are interested in helping us tell these stories and extend our mission to the community.

Requirements:

This volunteer must be able to adhere to branding and communications guidelines, observe protocols, and work collaboratively with other storytellers. Volunteers who choose to engage with and interview community members must be able to represent Berkeley Humane positively. 

Commitment:

This position requires a 6+ month commitment, with at least 2 hours of availability per week. 

TO APPLY:

Please contact Sherry Liu, Marketing Manager, with your interest, availability, and resume that demonstrates your skillset. Than you!

 

We appreciate and rely on volunteers who are passionate about animal welfare to partner with us and help connect animals with loving homes. In addition to currently available positions, There are many ways to get involved and we encourage you to complete an application and share with us your interests. We look forward to reaching out to you should an opportunity arise that well-matches your availability and skill set.

To apply, CLICK HERE.

Canine Kennel Assistant

Canine Kennel Assistants are responsible for the day-to-day care of the dogs at the shelter.  They have a more intimate, bonded connection as they feed and water the dogs, clean the kennels to ensure healthy happy animals, and take them out for housebreaking first thing in the morning and last thing in the afternoon.

For more details, click here.

Requirements:

Young adults 16–18 must be pre-approved to handle dogs on their own after completing all training. Children 12–15 may volunteer as Canine Kennel Assistants under the direct supervision of a parent or guardian, with other restrictions.

Commitment:

This position requires a 6+ month commitment, with at least 2 hours of availability per week.
Shifts are available everyday between 7-9AM, or 5-7PM.

To Apply:

Orientation for this position will be offered on Monday, November 10th from 10-11am. If you are interested in attending, please email Volunteer Manager Dana Bushouse

 

"Thank-You" Callers

The Development & Communications Department is seeking a friendly and cheerful person who has good phone etiquette, and will feel comfortable calling and thanking donors for their support of Berkeley Humane. Most calls will result in leaving a message, for which we have a script for you to follow. In addition, general office assistance could include filing, copying, assisting with mailings, and other miscellaneous administrative assistance. 

For more details, click here.

Requirements:

-Dependable and reliable
-Comfortable speaking on the telephone & making someone’s day with a personal thank you
-Must be able to work in Berkeley Humane’s office

Commitment:

Approximately 2 hours per week.

To Appy:

Please email Manager of Major and Corporate Gifts, Darlene Fiscus.

 

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