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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


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 about 5 hours a week

 

Position Requirements – The Behavior Coordinator evaluates potential behavior issues in new hounds at BHRSC using the SAFER assessment tool. They must be organized and a good communicator and able to check and respond to emails at least once per day. More than basic knowledge of dog behavior is a plus.

  • Schedule, perform, and input SAFER assessments for hounds who arrive at BHRSC prior to moving to their foster or forever homes
  • Travel to our four vet locations (Mission Viejo, Lake Forest, Orange, and Huntington Beach) to perform the assessment in a timely manner (within a few days of a hound’s arrival)
  • Maintain a spreadsheet tracking behavior evaluations and behavior cases
  • Upload and share videos on Google Drive, share treatment plans, collect hound updates, and communicate relevant info to the BHRSC team as needed
  • Review owner surrender request forms and ask relevant behavior questions when necessary 
  • Support fosters and adopters by educating, providing guidance, and helping with behavioral issues
  • Follow up with fosters for hounds on a behavior hold to monitor progress and determine when a hound can be adopted
  • Assist fosters/adopters to find a certified dog trainer for their hound if 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 other events as needed.

 

Hours – this position generally requires 5 hours a week (may require more during events and newsletter production) 

 

Position Requirements

  • Able to design original artwork for postcards, flyers, Basseteer print and e-newsletter, social media and the BHRSC website
  • Able to create new designs for our resale merchandise
  • Ability to express your creativity for new ideas and designs.
  • Ability to work on your own, at your own pace, while being mindful to the needs of others and deadlines
  • Ability to work under the direction of the BOD and in collaboration with others

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 4-8 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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