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Volunteers are the life blood of Basset Hound Rescue of Southern California.

As an all-volunteer run organization, we would not exist or continue to save hounds without the love, compassion, and hard work of our volunteers. Dedicating your time to the hounds is enormously rewarding because the hounds allow you to become part of their journey to their forever homes.

Whether you're able to volunteer a few hours a month or many, whether you live locally or in another state 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.

The Hounds Are Recruiting For These Positions


Executive Committee (EC) – this position requires participation in quarterly team meetings (January, April, July, October) to provide position related updates to the BHRSC team. All Committee members are encouraged to support the  organization by volunteering at Spring Games held annually each Spring and Bids & Bites For Bassets held annually in the Fall.

 

Hours – this position generally requires 5-10 hours a week, but requires more the closer it gets to the events.

 

Position Requirements – organizational and event planning skills toward the execution of BHRSC’s two major fundraising events: Spring Games and Bids & Bites For Bassets

 

  • Assemble and oversee a volunteer planning committee for Spring Games and Bids & Bites For Bassets
  • Track and maintain event budgets
  • Track and maintain donation spreadsheets
  • Facilitate content distribution to other BHRSC team members for graphics, social media, PR, tickets, and community emails as requested
  • Recruit vendors and prize donations
  • Use online event software
  • Apply for event permits when needed
  • Schedule and host virtual planning committee meetings
  • Arrange for set up and breakdown of events
  • Explore alternative event venues as needed

Associate Executive Committee (AEC) – participation in quarterly team meetings (January, April, July, October) is welcome, but optional. All Committee members are encouraged to support the organization by volunteering at Spring Games held annually each Spring and Bids & Bites For Bassets held annually in the Fall.

 

Hours – this position generally requires 10 hours at a time, when the Hound Haul arrangements are being made

 

Position Requirements – must be detail oriented and able to think through and follow-up on logistics of travel arrangements

 

  • organize long distance transports known as “Hound Hauls”
  • work with the BHRSC Transportation Coordinator to recruit teams of transport volunteers
  • arrange the van rentals
  • arrange for volunteers to get transport supplies including crates, collars, leashes, harnesses, ID tags, etc.
  • arrange for transport team lodging
  • arrange a receiving team at the arrival destination
  • coordinate with the foster and adoption teams to arrange homes upon arrival
  • monitor progress during the hound haul by staying in touch with transport drivers and update the receiving team
  • stay in contact with our Oklahoma rescue partner to keep a list of incoming hounds in between Hound Hauls
  • work with the BHRSC Grant Writer and local businesses to facilitate funds to cover Hound Hauls

Executive Committee (EC) – this position requires participation in quarterly team meetings (January, April, July, October) to provide position related updates to the BHRSC team. All Committee members are encouraged to support the  organization by volunteering at Spring Games held annually each Spring and Bids & Bites For Bassets held annually in the Fall.

 

Hours – this position generally requires 2-4 hours a week, but can be more during busy hound times or events

 

Position Requirements – availability to drive to different vet locations in Orange County for photos and videos of new hounds, understanding of photography and video equipment and online sharing platforms

 

  • Ensures photos and/or videos are taken for all new hounds in a timely manner
  • Uploads and organizes photos and videos on BHRSC Media Google Drive, Google Photos, and Youtube accounts
  • Distributes finalized bios & photos to BHRSC team members
  • Arranges photography coverage of events as needed, including hound haul arrivals, Spring Games, and Bids & Bites For Bassets
  • Ensures photography quality standards and guidelines are followed
  • Edits video footage into compilations as needed
  • Light editing of photos and videos as needed
  • Provides photos/videos for special projects as needed

Executive Committee (EC) – this position requires participation in quarterly team meetings (January, April, July, October) to provide position related updates to the BHRSC team. All Committee members are encouraged to support the organization by volunteering at Spring Games held annually each Spring and Bids & Bites For Bassets held annually in the Fall.

 

Hours – this position generally requires 5-10 hours a week

 

Position Requirements – makes a year round effort to communicate, publicize, and promote the mission and activities of BHRSC to the public using their PR or advertising experience, organizational skills, and exceptional communication skills.

 

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with journalists and local media outlets
  • Develop new awareness campaigns for BHRSC
  • Write press releases for BHRSC events and fundraisers
  • Engage the media in coverage of BHRSC events and campaigns
  • Maintain BHRSC’s positive image in the media

Executive Committee (EC) – this position requires participation in quarterly team meetings (January, April, July, October) to provide donation related updates. All Committee members are encouraged to support the organization by volunteering at Spring Games held annually each Spring and Bids & Bites For Bassets held annually in the Fall.

 

Hours – this position generally requires 4 to 8 hours a week

 

Position Requirements – must be very detail oriented, accurate, and become proficient with the donor management software – Donor Snap (DS). Must have excellent interpersonal and written communication skills. Must perform responsibilities with a high level of professionalism, maintain strict confidentiality in regard to donor data, and be attentive to individual donor preferences. The Giving Coordinator must have a detailed understanding of how the donation processing aspect of BHRSC runs and a general understanding of how various coordinators work together to accomplish the organization’s goals.

 

  • The Giving Coordinator, in conjunction with the Treasurer, is responsible for the day to day donation related operations of BHRSC
  • Completes donation related tasks including, but not limited to:
    • Reviewing all incoming donations including cash, check, paypal, credit card, and in-kind
    • Monitoring donation activity, researching anomalies and seeking clarification to ensure accurate recording and coding in DS
    • Entering all donations into DS in a timely manner
    • As appropriate, entering new contacts in DS, donor notes/preferences, affiliations, etc
    • Arranging for donor thank you calls/cards by BOD for donations of a certain size and note interactions in DS
    • Responding to donor inquiries and requests
    • Coordinating in-kind donation pick-ups and logistics as needed
    • Monitoring the “Pawtomatic” Donor Program and maintaining spreadsheet for tracking
    • Printing, personalizing, and mailing “Gotcha Day” cards to adoptive families
    • Printing, personalizing, and mailing Tribute/Special Occasion cards
    • Assisting with preparation/mailing of holiday cards to top donors
    • Updating Amazon Wish List upon request
    • Participating in special projects such as updates to website donor page, drafting special letters, etc
    • In conjunction with the Treasurer, researching, streamlining, problem solving, and implementing changes to donor related activities
    • Check and respond to emails at least once per day
    • Other miscellaneous duties as needed

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