Basset Hound Rescue of Southern California always welcomes new volunteers. We could not exist or continue to save hounds without the dedication, compassion, and hard work of our volunteers.
Whether you’re able to volunteer a few hours a month or you’re willing to open your home to a hound in need, we can always find ways for you to contribute on a meaningful level.
BHRSC is currently seeking volunteers from throughout Central and Southern California to fill the following positions:
bio writer – Love writing creatively? Been looking for a way to help the hounds of BHRSC find their forever homes? We need your help! We are looking for someone to write the bios for hounds who are relinquished to BHRSC by their owners. This job can be done completely from home and requires 1-3 hours per week. Must check email daily.
merchandise coordinator – Have a gift for sales? The Merchandise Coordinator ships online orders and works with vendors on new merchandise ideas. We would also love to have your help selling at events as you are available. This job can be done mostly from home with internet access. EBay and PayPal experience preferred. This job requires 3-8 hours per week.
treasurer assistant – Can you count without using your paws? Want to help the hounds achieve their dream of an early retirement? BHRSC is looking for a Treasurer Assistant!You will work closely with the treasurer to help ensure all things money run smoothly through daily tasks as well as special projects. This job can be done completely from home and takes 5-10 hours per week. Knowledge of PayPal, Quickbooks and Excel preferred.
home visit assistant – The Home Visit Assistant will work to support and assist the Home Visit Coordinator; whom works closely with Application Review, the Adoption Coordinator, and the Assistant Foster Coordinator. In this position, you will work at the direction of the Home Visit Coordinator, supporting the efforts necessary to secure a volunteer to complete a home visit, keep records up-to date, and relay information to others involved in adoptions or fostering. This position can be done from home with a computer and it is expected to require about 3 to 5 hours each week.
web assistant – The Web Team is looking for backup support for the BHRSC website. The Web Assistant will be utilized on an “on-call/as-needed” basis, and will be contacted directly by the Web Team for service. The work will mainly involve adding hounds and their picture to the website, updating information about a hound and making corrections when the Web Team is away or needs additional support. The successful candidate will have basic knowledge and some previous experience using a WordPress Dashboard. The time needed will be sporadic, but should be about a handful of hours per month. This position can be done from home with a computer.
designer – Do you have an eye for design? We need you! BHRSC is looking for a graphic designer to help with things like postcard and flyer design as well as creating the new designs for our merchandise. Express your creativity while helping the homeless hounds of BHRSC. This job can be done completely from home and requires around 10 hours per month.
neighborhood canvasser – Have a passion for raising awareness of events to support our homeless hounds? We need volunteers to canvass their local home areas with flyers and postcards before events and fundraisers. This job is flexible and only requires a few hours per month but is a great way to help spread the word about BHRSC.
transporter – Want to help homeless hounds find their way to forever homes? BHRSC is looking for transport volunteers to bail hounds out of shelters and also transport them to events for their moment in the spotlight. The hours are flexible, you can volunteer as you are available, and we have help needed in all areas so you don’t have to travel far from home!
hound photographer – Have an eye for making the hounds look their best? BHRSC is looking for volunteers to take photos of our hounds for the web. Hound photographers play a vital role in helping homeless hounds find their new homes, great photos lead to quick adoptions! We need photographers for our Huntington Beach and Mission Viejo locations. This job requires only a few hours per week. Ability to take short videos and provide quick upload of files is a must.
grant writer - Has anyone ever told you you’re a great writer? Do you like to get creative when writing e-mails? Do you want to help earn funding for the rescue of homeless hounds? This is what we need: Someone to submit grant applications to organizations with charitable funding opportunities in hopes of receiving money to help support the great work of our hound-loving volunteers. Experience writing grants or proposals would be helpful, but is not required. Want to learn more? E-mail us! Every step will be fun and easy.
grant researcher – Do you enjoy digging up information? Do you get satisfaction from helping animals? Do you have a soft spot in your heart for bassets?This is what we need: Someone to research organizations for grant funding opportunities, then pass the results along to our grant writers who will determine whether to apply for financial assistance to support our rescue efforts. Have a question about this position before you sign on with us? Just ask. We promise we don’t bite at BHRSC.
home visitor (throughout Southern and Central California) – This volunteer will help ensure our hounds are rehomed responsibly. He or she will visit and assess the homes of potential adopters to assist in determining whether adopted bassets will be in a safe, loving environment. * We’re in urgent need of home visitors everywhere, but especially in Northern California and the Inland Empire.
event worker – This volunteer will assist our event coordinator in setting up and breaking down equipment for adoption events, caring for and handling hounds, as well as speaking with potential adopters about available bassets.
hound walker (Mission Viejo and/or Huntington Beach) – This volunteer will bring much needed joy to hounds’ lives, as exercise and companionship are crucial to their healthy existence. Positions located in Mission Viejo and/or Huntington Beach. Hours are flexible.
If you’re interested in volunteering with BHRSC, please fill out the application below.