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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


The Spring Games Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the planning and execution of our annual Spring Games held in the spring in Irvine, with the help of a large planning committee.

The Spring Games Coordinator helps assemble and oversee a committee to assist in the fundraising efforts, gathering vendors, collecting raffle prizes, etc. They work closely with the Board of Directors (BOD) on event approval and budget and social media, PR and newsletter teams on promoting events as well as the foster and adoption teams as needed.

The Spring Games Coordinator will track expenses and income for the event and report this information to the BOD and the Donor Development Coordinator for assessment and help with the development of the yearly fundraising plan as needed. The Event Coordinator is not obligated to help with other fundraising coordinator’s lead events but is encouraged to do so. The Spring Games Coordinator must be available to volunteer at Spring Games held annually in June.

This position sits on our Executive Committee and requires participation in a meeting via conference call 2 times per year and an in-person meeting twice per year.

The Bids and Bites for Bassets Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the planning and execution of our annual Bids and Bites for Bassets held in October in Orange County, with the help of a planning committee.

The Bids and Bites Coordinator helps assemble and oversee a committee to assist in the fundraising efforts, collecting auction and raffle prizes, etc. They work closely with the Board of Directors (BOD) on event approval and budget and social media, PR and newsletter teams on promoting events as well as the foster and adoption teams as needed.

The Bids and Bites Coordinator will track expenses and income for the event and report this information to the BOD and the Donor Development Coordinator for assessment and help with the development of the yearly fundraising plan as needed. The Event Coordinator is not obligated to help with other fundraising coordinator’s lead events but is encouraged to do so. The Bids and Bites Coordinator must be available to volunteer at Bids and Bites held annually in October. This position sits on our Executive Committee and requires participation in a meeting via conference call 2 times per year and an in-person meeting twice per year.

Dedicate approximately 15 hours per month making connections with businesses across Southern California in hopes of gaining sponsors for BHRSC.

Coordinate monetary donations from sponsors in exchange for advertising their company at events, on the website, social media pages and the BHRSC Newsletter.

Work with Marketing Coordinator on strategy to acquire business sponsors and provide regular updates.

Provide Webmaster, Social Media Coordinator, and Newsletter Editor with business logos and information needed for ad placement.

Develop a BHRSC Network group amongst business sponsors.

The Behavior Assistant evaluates potential behavior issues in new hounds at BHRSC. This is a hands-on position with the hounds, and an excellent opportunity to learn more about them.

Other duties include:

  • Overseeing the follow-through of treatment plans.
  • Assisting fosters and adopters who are experiencing behavior issues with their BHRSC hounds.
  • Helping schedule and perform assessments on new dogs before they move to their foster or forever home.
  • Maintaining and sharing a spreadsheet that tracks behavior cases weekly.
  • Uploading and sharing videos, treatment plans, and various updates with other BHRSC coordinators.
  • The Behavior Assistant will be trained on how to perform these tasks.

The Behavior Assistant must be able to travel to our three vet locations (Mission Viejo, Lake Forest and Huntington Beach) to perform assessments within a few days of a hound’s arrival.

Must be organized, a good communicator, check email at least daily, and respond promptly.

The Behavior Assistant works closely with the Behavior Coordinator and the President, as well as the Adoption, Foster and Medical teams.

More than basic knowledge of dog behavior is a plus, but training and guidance are provided.

The Behavior Assistant volunteers at our Spring Games event.

This position generally requires a commitment of 1-6 hours per week.

The Adoption Assistant works closely with the Adoption Coordinator, Home Visit Coordinator, and prospective adoption applicants to assist in finding hounds their forever homes.

 

This job requires 10-15 hours per week and can be done from home with phone and e-mail access.

 

Duties will include:

  • Initial review of adoption applications and contact with applicants for follow-up.
  • Contacting landlords/ leasing offices or property managers to confirm potential adopters can house a hound.
  • Using Petstablished software to process applications.
  • Notifying the adoption team of new applications and any concerns.
  • Helping applicants through the adoption process and following up on pending applications.

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