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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.

The Volunteer Coordinator is primarily responsible for responding to new volunteer applications and inquiries, and for keeping our volunteer roster up-to-date. Duties also include:

  • Screening applications, communicating with applicants to gather relevant information, and referring applicants to the appropriate team coordinator.
  • Onboarding and offboarding new and departing volunteers, respectively. This typically includes communicating with the Web Team to ensure new volunteers have a BHRSC email address and proper access to documents relevant to the position.
  • Recruit and organize volunteers for annual Spring Games and Bids & Bites for Bassets Events
  • Recruit and organize hosts for Brunch with Bassets social events, usually held in Spring, Summer, and Fall.
  • Work with the Web team and Social Media Team to post and maintain volunteer listings on BHRSC’s website, social media, and outside sites such as VolunteerMatch and Idealist.org (the latter is done by the Volunteer Coordinator alone).
  • The Volunteer Coordinator sits on the Executive Committee. As a member of the EC, the Volunteer Coordinator agrees to volunteer at our annual Spring Games and Bids & Bites for Bassets events, and to participate in quarterly meetings.

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