Serious inquiries only, please. We are looking for Still Photographers and Cell Phone Videographers (professional and amateur) to capture outstanding dog photographs and videos that allow us to find fur-ever homes for all our wonderful rescue dogs. The key to fantastic photos and videos is the ability to capture the personality, size, and happy energy from each pup. Enthusiasm for this position is required as a photograph can determine the future of a dog's life.
This is not an easy job, so please make sure you are up for this challenge and read the details below. We will mentor you, and you will always work with a volunteer that will hold the dog for you.
Length of Term:
3 to 6 month commitment
2 to 3 hours per session; for each hour you shoot it will probably take you at least a half hour to process your images.
Saturday and Sunday afternoons are the best. The shelter facility does not open on weekday evenings until 7 pm when it is too dark to shoot.
You must be able to come to the rescue's facility located in Island Park, NY or adoption events at nearby pet stores or fairs.
Qualifications: At least 21 years of age Own your own Digital SLR or Digital Mirrorless camera Own your own smart phone capable of taking 30 second quality videos and uploading to YouTube Experience with basic photo editing, including cropping, removing leashes, and adjusting brightness Comfortable around dogs and cats of all sizes and breeds Experience photographing dogs and cats Physically able to easily change positions while photographing Fast turn-around on your shoots to get the dogs’ photos on Petfinder, our website, Facebook, and Instagram. We need you to submit your edited photos by the next day so we can get the dogs adopted to good homes as quickly as possible.
Not 100% sure yet? Click on the red button labeled "I want to help!" in the upper corner, and ask us all the questions you have.
-Before you start volunteering please WATCH: Videos on Seth Casteel's website at http://onepicturesaves.com then click on "Learning Videos". The total time is approximately 1 hour.
-Please complete our ONLINE VOLUNTEER APPLICATION on our website (takes 5 minutes). Step 1: Go to www.ruffhouserescue.org, Step 2: Go to the "Volunteer" tab, and Step 3: Scroll down to the bottom of the page.
-VOLUNTEERMATCH: Please contact RHR by clicking on the red button labeled "I want to help!" in the upper corner of the page and include in the comments: 1) Whether you have completed the online Volunteer Application, 2) Day(s) you can volunteer, and 3) Question(s).
-Include in an EMAIL to our coordinator for this position (Ruffhouserescue@gmail.com), the following:
Summary of your photography and/or videography expertise and experience
Two to three samples of your work photographing dogs/cats
Your background working with animals (specifically dogs)
Whether you have you used Dropbox
Whether you know how to edit out leashes or other objects that might need to be removed
Type of camera you use
Whether you have studied photography in high school or college
Total hours per week you can volunteer
Days and times you can volunteer
VIDEO OF PJ & CLOVE (scroll down to the bottom of the page): PJ had been sober for 2 years and he didn't have a job, he didn't have any accountability, he made the decision to start looking for a dog. A rescue group (Ruff House Rescue) had pulled Clove from a kill shelter. PJ just found a place to live. He got a call from the rescue and she was like, "PJ can you pick up Clove right now?" The first day PJ got Clove she was so scared and shut down, it was very awkward. She just cowered in his presence. And she was very timid. Watch the VIDEO to see how their story unfolds ...
One animal is euthanized in the U.S. every 16 seconds, 4 million annually (Humane Society of US)
"If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito." ― The Dalai Lama
Our mission is to rescue homeless pets that suffer from abuse, neglect, and indifference. Our goal is to create awareness of the epidemic of homeless pets and educate on the importance of spaying and neutering, ID tagging, and training these pets. Through our rescue efforts we are both saving lives and cultivating the natural connection between man and his best friend.
THANK YOU FOR LOOKING AT OUR VOLUNTEER POST AT RHR!
Ruff House Rescue's (RHR) mission is to rescue homeless pets that suffer from abuse, neglect, and indifference. Our goal is to create awareness of the epidemic of homeless pets and educate on the importance of spaying and neutering, ID tagging, and training these pets. Through our rescue efforts we are both saving lives and cultivating the natural connection between man and his best friend.
WE GO BIG, SO THEY GO HOME.
Going BIG means that our fosters and volunteers always show up in a big way and are incredibly hands-on, passionate, and dedicated, whether they are volunteering remotely, at our kennel, or at our adoption events.
Ruff House Rescue is the largest 501 (c)(3) non-profit rescue on the South Shore of Long Island. Our mission is to seek out under-served shelters and communities where we can make the biggest lifesaving impact. Our goal is to create a world where the kind and rewarding experience of adoption is the standard. We do this through tireless passion, commitment, and advocacy.
We are a foster-based network of animal lovers who seek to save as many lives as possible, as fast as we can. As a largely volunteer-based organization, we depend on the generosity of our Ruff House family to do this life changing work.