Priority Volunteer Positions within SVPP

Please check back to this page as we will be adding new opportunities and making updates on a regular basis.

Revised as of 10.20.2019

Animal Operations

Foster Parent (Dogs, Puppies, Cats, Kittens)

Do you love pets but can’t commit to one long term? Become a foster parent. You provide the love, we provide all of the support you need!

Responsibilities: Providing foster care is a rewarding experience as you provide a temporary home where an adoptable pet will be cherished and loved until a great forever home is found. Read more about this compassionate role that allows us to save lives! 

Requirements: To be a successful foster parent, you will need a compassionate nature, flexibility, willingness to follow instructions and interest and/or knowledge of animal behavior. Frequent email updates are required, and responsiveness to our team is critical to the success of our foster program. Reliable computer, internet service, and transportation is required.

*This is a virtual opportunity

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Kitten Foster Program Manager

Responsibilities: Involved in the intake process of kittens into the foster program. This includes coordinating with local shelter on intake, matching kittens with appropriate foster parents, and facilitating their move into foster care. Assigns both a foster parent and foster coordinator to each kitten/group of kittens depending on the needs of kittens and experience level of the foster parent. Acts as escalation person for foster coordinators when in need of direction. Offers encouragement and support throughout the process. Leads kitten adoption events and works with other volunteers involved in social media and marketing.

Requirements: Ability to multitask and be very responsive via phone and internet. Must be available during hours that rescue is making assessments.

Time Commitment: Up to 20 hours per week depending on the influx of kittens! 

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Marketing & Communications

Social Media Team Member

Responsibilities: Contribute creative copy, content and visual imagery for Silicon Valley Pet Project’s social communication to engage targeted audiences. Prior social media experience is a plus. SVPP and Pup Plaza are on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube. We are looking for support on each network.

Requirements: Proficient in social media platforms.

Time Commitment: 2-3 hrs/week

*This is a virtual opportunity

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Animal Marketing Evangelist

Responsibilities: Identify and enforce SVPP marketing standards for our adoptable animals. May coordinate photo shoots, video shoots. Will provide guidance to foster parents on how to better market their foster pets. Oversees bio writers, photographers, and the online posting team; ensures all adoptable animals have bios and photos online. Come up with fresh, innovative marketing campaigns for adoptable animals.

Requirements: Must be creative, tech-savvy and have prior experience with rescue animals.

Time Commitment: 30-40 hrs/month

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 Events Team

Events Support - Community Outreach

We are always looking for members of the community who like to chat with people about pets and represent our organization in the community. We do a lot of events both at Pup Plaza, our Dog Community Center or in the community. Please contact us to discuss what our current needs are. We have an events staffing calendar to show all needs and are very flexible. Help us spread the word about SVPP, Pup Plaza, and how the community can get involved in animal welfare.

*This is a virtual opportunity

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Adoption Events Support (Dog & Kitten)

Responsibilities: Provide support on the day of the adoption event, including caring for the pets at the event (potty breaks for dogs, kitten care). Assist with set up and break down of space, including required signage. Greet the public and provide assistance in answering their questions about Silicon Valley Pet Project, Pup Plaza, fostering, etc.

Requirements: Animal handling skills and/or great customer service skills. Knowledge of  Silicon Valley Pet Project; its history, mission, and procedures. 

Time Commitment: Time Commitment varies depending on the calendar of Adoption Events.

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Events Promotion

Responsibilities: Provide support in helping us promote our events via social media, Nextdoor, based on the event/program and target audience. 

Requirements: Knowledge of social media, online calendars, event promotion experience preferred. 

Time Commitment: Very flexible, depending on event/s.

*This is a virtual opportunity

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