Animal Rescue Konnection (ARK) is a small 501(c)3 dog rescue looking for someone with Human Resources experience and interpersonal skills for our volunteer coordinator position. We have a team of 23 fantastic volunteers at this time, about half are active and the other half support us from time to time.
As Volunteer Coordinator you will manage the rescue's Volunteer Match site, post vacant positions, remove positions once filled, respond to inquiring volunteers, send out volunteer applications, keep all documents organized, and conduct a preliminary phone call. The person who will manage a new volunteer will then take over.
This volunteer role requires an email address, internet access, phone, and computer. Computer and data entry skills are required. Good oral and written communications are important for this role. Familiarity with Google docs and shared folders is a plus. If you are proficient in Office, the Admin manager can assist you with google docs and folders.
You will also be communicating with other volunteers via email. As a teammate, you will work independently but collaborate with managers who need volunteers. Job descriptions for most roles are already written but may need revising if the role changes. We'd like someone who can help us with volunteer appreciation, too, and any advice on retaining good volunteers.
Please check our website to see if you support our mission! www.animalrescuekonnection.org.
Thank you for your interest in helping ARK! #JustSaveThem
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.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
October 28, 2020
Human Resources Assistance
Basic Computer Skills
Verbal / Written Communication
2 hours on average per week. About 6-8 flexible hours at first to learn the position.