Love Animals and event planning? Join the team that plans the Minneapolis Strut Your Mutt Event!


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Wed Apr 04, 2018 - Sat Sep 29, 2018


Wolfe Park3700 Monterey Dr.St. Louis Park, MN 55416


Best Friends Animal Society is looking for volunteers, like you, who are passionate about animals, fundraising and event planning to join the leadership planning committee in your community for the trademark Strut Your Mutt event series.

Time will fly during this four to five month experience. Volunteers will work on a committee with other passionate and talented individuals guided by Best Friends Animal Society event staff.

Watch this fun video to check out what our events are like!:

Event Coordinator - 2-3 people to work together to plan the walk, festival activities/entertainment and some local logistics. Key planning responsibilities for the Event Coordinators include: planning a beer garden, securing donations (items for raffles), sourcing food trucks, creating an attendee parking plan, securing local supplies, planning the walk course, sourcing/scheduling stage entertainment, sourcing/planning for tent activities and organizing ideas for social media posts. Based on feedback from our volunteer teams, Best Friends events staff will now manage some of the more challenging logistics (rentals, layout, permitting, signage) and entertainment pieces (sourcing and scripting the MCs) with local support from the event coordinators, unless there is specific interest/experience from volunteer team members to take parts of these on. We’ll meet monthly as a full team to go over timelines, updates and questions.

Volunteer Coordinator - 1 person to recruit, coordinate and manage setup and event day volunteers across all areas of the event. This position will work with the local planning committee and Best Friends staff to make sure that each area is adequately staffed with volunteers which includes staffing set up, tear down, and event day needs; monitor and maintain the schedule within the Best Friends volunteer management system as needed; and respond to volunteer inquiries and emails ahead of the event. We’ll meet monthly as a full team to go over timelines, updates and questions.

The Minneapolis event is scheduled for Saturday, September 29th at Wolfe Park.

Interviews are being conducted now. To be considered for a position, please submit your resume and letter of interest to


  • Event Design & Planning
  • Event Planning / Management
  • Professional Development
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination
  • Customer Service
  • Operations

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 40-75 hours, depending on the position

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