volunteer application

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:

merchandise coordinator - 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. You will be selling products to support our beloved hounds! This job can be done mostly from home with internet access. EBay and PayPal experience preferred. This job requires 3-8 hours per week.

 foster coordinator assistant - The Foster Coordinator Assistant aides the Foster Coordinator in placing a rescued hound with the appropriate foster family, until a forever family comes along. This requires an ongoing recruitment of new foster families, and working with existing fosters so their specific fostering requirement are met. Those applying for this position should note, the Coordinator is requesting his Assistant attend one BHRSC event each calendar quarter commencing with Spring Games this June 7th, in Arcadia.The job requires approximately 4-8 hours per week.

mail chimp coordinator - This person would be responsible for doing all the MailChimp emails, with an exception of the BHRSC monthly e-newsletter.  The position would entail 1 or 2 simple email designs each month.  It is estimated the job will require 2 – 6 hours per month, and MailChimp experience is preferred.

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.

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.

You will be contacted via e-mail so please be sure that your e-mail address is correct.