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Seeking Social Media Expert Volunteer

If you love wildlife and can put your social media savvy to work helping it thrive, we’d like to hear from you!

Social Media Volunteer Role description: We at the Urban Wildlife Research Project are looking for a driven Social Media Volunteer to attract and interact with targeted virtual communities. You should have a solid understanding of how each social media channel works and how to optimize content so that it is engaging on those channels. You are responsible for joining relevant conversations on behalf of the Urban Wildlife Research Project and "soft selling" our work by providing support to current and prospective users.

Time commitment: We are flexible. Many of our volunteers spend 2 to 4 hours a week on their projects. Let’s work together to see what may work for you.

Responsibilities include: Executing social media outreach through competitive and audience research, platform determination, bench-marking, messaging and audience identification. Working with our team to generate, edit, publish and share content (original text, images, video) that builds meaningful connections and encourages community members to take action. Moderate all user-generated content. Continuously improve by capturing and analyzing the appropriate social data/metrics, insights and best practices, and then acting on the information.

Skills you need for this role: Proven experience in social media marketing or as a digital media specialist. Excellent IT literacy, writing, editing (photo/video/text), presentation and communication skills. You have demonstrable knowledge with social networking and social analytics tools. You have knowledge of online marketing and a good understanding of major marketing channels. A warm, friendly and engaging manner is a bonus. You’ll need an ability to work on your own initiative.

The benefits to you: Opportunity to use and improve your communications & engagement skills for our local wildlife. You will have resources, training in wildlife behavior, and ongoing support. You will meet with our team (via Zoom for now) who are passionate about wildlife.

Apply for Social Media Volunteer Role: Send us a detailed description of your expertise in the area of social media. If your skills meet our needs, we will bring you into the Urban Wildlife Research Project, urbanwildliferesearchproject.com [UWRP]. We think you’ll enjoy working with our board of directors and all-volunteer staff as well as gain satisfaction providing your social media know-how for the good of the UWRP and wildlife.

Please include three references, people and/or companies that you’ve worked with in the past or present and include their contact information.

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We thank you for your interest!


No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.



4318 Collins Ct. #9, Mountain View, CA 94040, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Urban Wildlife Research Project (UWRP) is to enhance biodiversity through ethological research, advocacy, and education. UWRP is a California State non-profit organization founded by Silicon Valley residents ethologist Bill Leikam and Greg Kerekes. They are citizen scientists, naturalists, and photographers dedicated to documenting the story of urban wildlife currently trying to adapt to an increasingly urban environment, focusing primarily on the gray fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus).


The Urban Wildlife Research Project (UWRP) advocates, along with other wildlife organizations and governmental agencies, to ensure the preservation of the region’s biodiversity. In addition, UWRP conducts research on the health of the wildlife and the locations of wildlife corridors. Some of UWRP’s efforts since 2011 have helped secure beaver habitat in San Jose, burrowing owl habitat in Alviso, and gray fox habitat on Facebook’s Menlo Park Campus. These animals, as well as the Tule Elk and Steelhead Trout, are just a few of the many remarkable Silicon Valley wildlife species that UWRP works to protect.

Media & Broadcasting


We'll work with your schedule.


Urban Wildlife Research Project4318 Collins Court #9Mountain View, CA 94040



  • Social Media / Blogging




  • Must be at least 21
  • Time commitment is up to you.

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