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Animal Help Now

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Animal Help Now is seeking volunteers to assist with various aspects of our work.

Animal Help Now, through ahnow.org and free iPhone and Android apps, leverages digital technologies to immediately connect people involved with animal emergencies with the most appropriate time- and location-specific resources and services.

Animal Help Now assists with wildlife emergencies across the United States. Compassionate people across the country who encounter wildlife in need - a bird who has struck a window, an orphaned litter of bunnies, a deer struck by a vehicle, a beached dolphin, etc. - can use Animal Help Now to get immediate and effective assistance.

Animal Help Now is a volunteer-driven organization. Our volunteers - including several of our tech team members - devote more than 200 hours per month.

Animal Help Now offers equal opportunities and embraces diversity by characteristics including race/ethnicity, age, gender identity, sexual orientation and ability.

Reporter/Storyteller

Every day Animal Help Now helps members of the public save dozens of lives by connecting people who need help addressing a wildlife emergency with experts who can provide such help. AHNow is designed to automate these connections; therefore users' stories aren't often readily available to us. However, notable exceptions to this exist - primarily people who choose to contact us directly instead of using our automated service. AHNow aims to tell as many user stories as practicable, including not only from those who contact us directly but also by reaching out to those who use our automated program. To accomplish this, the organization aims to substantially invigorate its reporting culture by adding a reporter. This volunteer will investigate and uncover data the rescuer leaves out to obtain and tell the full story, along with gathering photos and videos to share with our followers and members.
The reporter/storyteller will work with the tech team, social media director, executive director, public and rescuers. They will report to the executive director

Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated ability to uncover (investigate) and report concise yet meaningful and compelling stories
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Eagerness to engage with Animal Help Now's users
  • Solid understanding of the way online technology is used in storytelling
  • Fluency in the language of animal advocacy
  • Ability to operate independently (though with support)
  • Attention to detail
  • Proficiency in image/video editing software (desired)

Desired start date:

The ideal candidate will be able to begin work immediately.

To Apply:

Please fill out our Volunteer Application Form at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Ku2yEg3QM3kO25dxLw6bH7F6d9w-Vs46H2m5tcX2Qb4/viewform

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About Animal Help Now

Location:

2525 ARAPAHOE, E4-705, BOULDER, CO 80302, US

Mission Statement

Mission: Animal Help Now provides the best wildlife 911 app and helps humans be better neighbors to wildlife.

Description

AHNow is the world's leading wildlife 911 app. AHNow assists with tens of thousands of wildlife emergencies across the United States each year, helping compassionate people who encounter wildlife in need - a bird who has struck a window, an orphaned litter of bunnies, a deer struck by a vehicle, a beached dolphin, etc. - find immediate and effective assistance.

AHNow also assists people who need help with a wildlife conflict (skunks under the porch, birds in the attic, etc.).

Animal Help Now educates the public on how to mitigate threats to wildlife and all animals.

Animal Help Now is a volunteer-driven organization. Our volunteers - including most of our tech team members - combined devote more than 200 hours per month. AHNow gives first priority to its volunteers when hiring paid positions.

Animal Help Now offers equal opportunities and embraces diversity by characteristics including race/ethnicity, age, gender identity, sexual orientation and ability.

Animals

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Journalism
  • Copy Writing / Copy Editing
  • Social Media / Blogging
  • Interactive/Social Media/SEO

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • 2-4 hours a week for a 6-month minimum commitment

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