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General Information SESSION

We are always looking for dedicated and passionate people to help us accomplish our mission. Volunteers give their time to a wide variety of indispensable roles (see Volunteer Opportunities for more information). If you’re interested in giving us the gift of your time and energy, please fill out an application and register for a Volunteer Orientation.

Qualifications:
  • Ages 12-15 must volunteer as a team with a parent or guardian
  • Age 16+ to volunteer independently
  • Able to commit volunteering for 6+ months, 8 hours per month
  • For animal care positions, the minimum time commitment is a 2-hr weekly shift for six months. Shifts are available seven days per week, 7am – 6pm.

Berkeley Humane is committed to providing each volunteer and foster parent with a rewarding and productive experience. We look forward to meeting you! 

Ready to get started? Fill out a Volunteer Interest Form here.


If you are seeking opportunities to fulfill a school community service requirement, please consider holding a donation drive for items from our wishlist.

Volunteer Opportunities

PET FOOD PANTRY LEAD

Berkeley Humane is looking for a lead volunteer to coordinate the Pet Food Pantry program. This is a great opportunity for someone who is passionate about helping out pet owners in their community. 

Pet Food Pantry provides pet food to local pet owners in need on the last Saturday of every month, 9 – 11am.

Requirements:
  • Comfortable working with a diverse population
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Experience coordinating schedules for volunteers or staff 
Commitment:

This position requires a 6+ month commitment of 5-7 hours per month (3 hours on-site for each Pet Food Pantry event)

To Apply: 

Please contact Jenn Suzuki, Volunteer Manager, at jsuzuki@berkeleyhumane.org with a cover letter explaining your interest in this position.


CANINE & FELINE VOLUNTEER

Berkeley Humane is recruiting Canine and Feline Volunteers to help care for and engage with the dogs and cats in our care!

REQUIREMENTS:

Volunteer must attend an orientation. The next orientation will be scheduled shortly.

COMMITMENT:

2-hour shifts available Mondays through Fridays, 7am-7pm.

TO APPLY:

Please complete the Volunteer Interest Form here


SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION SPECIALIST

Berkeley Humane is looking for an experienced SEO specialist to help optimize our website at www.berkeleyhumane.org. This is a great opportunity for a volunteer passionate about animal welfare to be involved in a crucial part of our marketing efforts and help connect homeless dogs and cats with loving homes.

REQUIREMENTS:

1+ year of experience planning, tracking and executing SEO strategies.

COMMITMENT:

This position requires a 3+ month commitment with 2+ hours of availability per week. Although the majority of the work can be performed off-site, the volunteer must be available on average once-per-month for in-person training sessions and check-in meetings.

TO APPLY:

Please contact Sherry Liu, Marketing Manager, with your interest, availability, and resume that demonstrates your skillset. Than you!


WEB DEVELOPER

Berkeley Humane is looking for an experienced web developer to help fine tune our website and improve our users' experiences! This is a great opportunity for someone tech-savvy to use those highly valuable skills to help us increase adoptions and save lives!

REQUIREMENTS:

Thorough knowledge of HTML, CSS, PHP, etc. with 2+ years hands-on experience building or modifying Content Management Systems including but not limited to Wordpress and Drupal.

COMMITMENT:

This position requires a 3+ month commitment with 2+ hours of availability each week. This volunteer must be available to check-in once a week, and to meet in person on average once-per-month. 

TO APPLY:

Please contact Sherry Liu, Marketing Manager, with your interest, availability, and resume that demonstrates your skillset. Than you!


 

MARKETING VOLUNTEER

We are seeking a Marketing Volunteer to help with various projects including research, data gathering, organizing marketing collateral, and more.

REQUIREMENTS:

Organized and comfortable around computers and standard software including the Microsoft suite.

COMMITMENT:

You must be available to work onsite during regular business hours for a minimum of 2 hours a week.  
This position requires a 6 month commitment. 

TO APPLY:

Please email Marketing Manager Sherry Liu at sliu@berkeleyhumane.org with your resume and a cover letter explaining why you're interested in this position.


 

WE APPRECIATE AND RELY ON VOLUNTEERS WHO ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT ANIMAL WELFARE TO PARTNER WITH US AND HELP CONNECT ANIMALS WITH LOVING HOMES. IN ADDITION TO CURRENTLY AVAILABLE POSITIONS, THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO GET INVOLVED AND WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO COMPLETE AN APPLICATION AND SHARE WITH US YOUR INTERESTS. WE LOOK FORWARD TO REACHING OUT TO YOU SHOULD AN OPPORTUNITY ARISE THAT WELL-MATCHES YOUR AVAILABILITY AND SKILL SET.
TO APPLY, CLICK HERE.

 

 

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