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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!

The mission of the Urban Wildlife Research Project is to document gray fox behavior in the Palo Alto Baylands region in order to establish healthy habitats and develop the biodiverse wildlife corridors necessary for their survival. As a result, UWRP helps San Francisco Bay area people and wild nature coexist through research, advocacy and public education.

Social Media Volunteer Role description: We 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: Planning and executing social media outreach. 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. (We have a volunteer creating the videos. You only need to post and track.) 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: Experience in social media marketing and analytics. Excellent IT literacy, writing, editing, presentation and communication skills. A 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, exposure to wildlife behavior research, and ongoing support. You will meet with our team (via Zoom for now) at 6 board meetings a year (Saturday mornings). We are all passionate about wildlife.

Apply for Social Media Volunteer Role: Please send a detailed description of your expertise in social media to Bill Leikam at wcleikam@gmail.com. We are excited to add the right person to 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.

Please include 1 or 2 references: people and/or companies that you’ve worked with in the past or present and include their contact information.

We thank you for your interest!




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.



We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Habitat Restoration
  • Environmental Education




  • Must be at least 25
  • See description above. Flexible.

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