The Marketing, Public Relations, and Community Outreach Volunteer will support the Ranch’s external communications which are critical for raising awareness. The Volunteer will write and post messages, upload photos and video, develop marketing materials, write press releases, stories, and articles, and assist with planning and implementation of fundraising campaigns and community outreach efforts. The Volunteer will work in close partnership with the marketing and public relations committee and various Board members. Volunteers may also provide assistance with grounds maintenance ensuring the ranch facilities are safe and presentable for animals, guests and clients.
Love of animals and compassion for helping others; commitment to the mission of Ranch
Excellent interpersonal communications and writing skills
Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
Excellent computer skills including Word, PowerPoint and Excel
Prior experience with social media and website maintenance helpful
Outstanding organizational and follow-through skills
Strong attention to detail and ability to multitask
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
The Gress Mountain Ranch embodies the healthy interdependence of humans and animals, and models this environment for the larger community. Abused and neglected animals are given life-long care to recover and thrive. Based on their emotional, cognitive, and social needs, humans are guided in their interaction with the animals, and when they leave the Ranch, take with them experiences that increase self-worth, healthy interdependence, and emotional well-being.
The Gress Mountain Ranch is a non-profit animal sanctuary for large, small, and exotic animals and is dedicated to educating and helping both people and animals who have been victims of abuse, neglect, and the unwanted aftereffects.
The ranch located in Orefield, Pennsylvania on a beautiful 15 acre hilly tract situated on the 2nd highest point in the Lehigh Valley. It is certified by National Wildlife Federation as a "wildlife habitat" and is currently a forever home to over 40 animals.