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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

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 5-7 hours a week

Position Requirementsas part of a team:

 

  • Help create/schedule posts for Facebook and Instagram. 
  • Check Instagram daily and engage with comments, tags, messages, and reshare when tagged. 
  • Schedule posts via google calendar for use on Facebook and/or Instagram daily, following BHRSC’s guidelines to keep our pages relevant.
  • Posts relay information to BHRSC supporters regarding new hounds, all available hounds, hounds needing a foster home, fun stuff, events, info on donating, merchandise, and calls for volunteers.  
  • Watch for ads or unsuitable comments/posts and block as necessary. We don’t tolerate name-calling or negativity on our social media pages.  
  • Work with Social Media Coordinator on fluidity of all platforms. 
  • Knowledge of how social media works and what works best for the different platforms. 
  • Be able to create graphics for social media use and keep the BHRSC branding. 

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

The Behavior Coordinator Assistant will report to the Behavior Coordinator.

 

Hours – this position generally requires about 5 hours a week

 

Position Requirements – The Behavior Coordinator Assistant 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, as applicable
  • 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), as applicable
  • Maintain a spreadsheet tracking behavior evaluations and behavior cases, as applicable
  • Upload and share videos on Google Drive, share treatment plans, collect hound updates, and communicate relevant info to the BHRSC team as needed, as applicable
  • Review owner surrender request forms and ask relevant behavior questions when necessary, as applicable
  • Support fosters and adopters by educating, providing guidance, and helping with behavioral issues, as applicable
  • Follow up with fosters for hounds on a behavior hold to monitor progress and determine when a hound can be adopted, as applicable
  • Assist fosters/adopters to find a certified dog trainer for their hound if needed, as applicable

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