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 4.2022

Department: Rescue Operations

Foster Coordinator/Buddy (Canine & Feline)

Responsibilities: First point of contact with the foster parent. May deliver the animal to the foster family, provide initial supplies and equipment and reiterate instructions from orientation regarding marketing needs, etc. Must respond to foster parent’s questions via email or phone in a timely manner. You will work closely with other members of the foster team to assist the foster parent in all aspects of getting the animal ready for adoption. Build a strong and supportive relationship with foster parents to ensure open communication and encourage them to consider fostering on a regular basis. May be involved in meet & greet with potential adopters. Does initial post-adoption follow-up (after 3 days).

Requirements: Must have previous fostering experience. Customer service, organizational skills and strong social and communication skills are required.

Time Commitment: 5-10 hours per week (estimate)

Multiple openings

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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 are required.

*This is a virtual opportunity

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 Department: Marketing and Communications

Email Marketing Specialist

Responsibilities: Writing, editing, and coordinating the content of SVPP internal/external newsletters, create and distributing newsletters in Mailchimp, maintaining mailing lists, managing communication calendar.

Requirements: Demonstrated experience managing newsletters (experience with Mailchimp a must); a strong sense of professionalism and excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication; Ability to collaborate effectively with a variety of cross-functional teams.

Time Commitment: 10 - 15 hrs/month

* This is a virtual opportunity

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Graphic Designer

Responsibilities: Work closely with the Marketing and Communications team to create design solutions that have a high visual impact for web and/or print including ads, invitations, posters, newsletters, website graphics, etc. Must have a creative flair, up-to-date knowledge of industry software and a professional approach to time, costs, and deadlines. Will need to be able to turn around design requests quickly.

Requirements: Graphic design and/or HTML and website development experience.

Time Commitment: 10-15 hrs/month

* This is a virtual opportunity

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Social Media Team Member(s)

Responsibilities: We are seeking team members for each of the following platforms: Youtube, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram. Keep the audience engaged by providing information about upcoming fundraising events and initiatives, intros of new pets available for adoption, happy tails, volunteer opportunities, animal care, and training tips, etc. Works with Social Media lead to provide and disseminate engaging, fun, educational content to be shared thru social media outlets.

Requirements: Proficient in social media platforms.

Time Commitment: 2-3 hrs/week

* This is a virtual opportunity

Multiple openings

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Pet Photographer

Responsibilities: Take striking photos of our adoptable animals to show them at their best, cropping and editing as needed. The animals' photos will be posted on SVPP’s website and social media to promote our animals for adoption. Photos may be taken in a studio, in the foster family’s home, outdoors or at adoption events. SVPP can provide backdrops and other equipment if needed.

Requirements: You must own a digital camera (an SLR camera is preferred) and have the ability to take nice, clear photos. Must have the technical ability to load and edit photos; reliable computer and internet service.

Time Commitment: 5-6 hrs/month

Multiple openings

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