Thank you for looking at this volunteer opportunity for Animal Rescue Konnection (ARK)! Please note that this is a virtual opportunity to assist a MA/NH-based rescue - you would work from home and not a facility. Read on if this interests you!!!!
We need someone who's creative, reliable, and social media savvy to manage our Instagram account as a member of our Social Media team! We want someone with a high school diploma or higher who will learn about ARK's mission (www.animalrescuekonnection.org) and be equally passionate about justice for marginalized breeds and dogs with behavioral issues. So many are still unfairly euthanized instead of being placed in an appropriate home for a chance at a healthy, happy life.
Are you up to the challenge? This is a fun role, but it is vital to saving dogs so a committed person is needed for daily and timely interaction (though only moments at a time). Please read the required tasks:
Monitor and manage Instagram account
Use provided text, photos, and videos and post in a timely manner
Stay up-to-date on current trends to increase Instagram followers
Engage with followers and respond to comments
Increase followers by interacting with other accounts
Use appropriate hashtags and maintain a brand feel
Forward potential adopters to ARK president and provide application URL
Communicate and work with social media manager and other ARK volunteers
Be familiar with animal advocacy groups such as Maddie’s Fund, SPCA, ARL, Pit Bull Central, etc.
Once we hear from you, we'll ask for links to social profiles you have managed (preferred) or use personally. We look forward to your own ideas for this important rescue role. Thank you! #JustSaveThem #ARKforDogs
Animal Rescue Konnection (ARK) bridges the gap between dogs in need and the organizations that can help them find new homes. We specialize in matching breeds that are hard to place due to discrimination and labeling with progressive shelters and rescues willing to take on the challenge of taking in these 'at risk’ dogs and giving them what they need to succeed. We are not a shelter. Rather, we are a networking organization enabling us to save more dogs’ lives by collaborating with existing rescues and shelters. We focus on at risk dogs that are behaving poorly in the shelter or holding facility and/or do not do well on their behavioral evaluation due to stress. Since our founding in May 2012, we have helped save more than 400 at risk dogs in need of transfer, by finding them a shelter or rescue and giving them a second chance at the life they deserve.
A small organization that achieves a lot because of the commitment, dedication, business, and common sense of a handful of volunteers.
Too many dogs were being euthanized under the guise of labels like 'unadoptable’ and 'not place-able’ without evaluating the dog as an individual, looking at the dog’s stresses, looking at the physical environment or enlisting a training regimen. We decided to do something about it.
We focus on helping dogs that are displaying behavior symptoms during their confinement. Why? Because, in our experience, these dogs manifest entirely differently in new environments, after they can de-stress from the trauma of being misplaced or with proven training regimens.
These dogs can be saved if only other shelters and rescues knew about them. Leveraging our vast connections in the rescue community, we fill a huge void collaborating between progressive shelters and rescues and dogs whose time up or were not doing well in their current environment.
We'll work with your schedule.
9 Skipper WayGloucester, MA01930
September 14, 2020
Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
Animal Care / Handling
Social Media / Blogging
2-3 hours per week total, but work is done intermittently throughout the week.
Good work ethic, good communicating via email, must have email account, internet access, and computer/device. Good writing skills, experience with Instagram.