Volunteer

VOLUNTEER WITH FTTF

We have the BEST volunteers. Seriously.

Friends to the Forlorn is a volunteer-based rescue group, making our volunteers an essential part of the rescue. Our team of awesome volunteers is responsible for everything from maintaining our social media to running events and adoption days to processing applications to applying for grants…and so much more! Many of our volunteers are also fosters or adopters, or both!

VIEW VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Are you an artist or photographer? Great with computers or digital work? A marketing or journalism student? A natural salesperson? You can use your skills and talent to help save dogs and find them forever homes! No matter if you want to be hands-on or you would like to help from home, wherever that may be, chances are there are volunteer opportunities for you. Below are just a few of the different ways you can help the rescue and our dogs:

  • Lend a hand during adoption days and other events.
  • Take photos and videos of adoptable dogs.
  • Create eye-catching graphics and flyers to help market the rescue, our adopt-a-bulls and other promotions.
  • Contact pet supply companies to solicit product donations.
  • Share adoptable dogs and fundraisers through social media, and with friends and family.
  • Collect new or gently used items for our eBay store.

COMPLETE VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

We receive many requests asking if volunteers can come visit our facility to meet or play with the dogs. Unfortunately, since we do not have a facility this is not possible. However, we encourage all new volunteers to come to adoption day events and meet dogs there! Adoption day is a great way to get to know our dogs as well as some of the other volunteers and foster families.

Check out our opportunities below, fill out our volunteer application to get on our volunteer list, or send an email to fttfvolunteers@gmail.com for more information!

Volunteer Opportunities

We have included some of our priority volunteer needs below. Not sure if any of these are for you? That’s okay! Send in your application anyways so you can get on our volunteer list and be notified of any volunteer opportunities. There are always ways to help!

BLOG WRITER

Volunteer Role Description
Write fun & engaging content for the FTTF blog, including dog of the week features, volunteer & foster home highlights, news & updates from FTTF, event recaps, and informative content for our audience. This volunteer would also be responsible for sourcing photos/videos for the blog articles as needed.

Skills & Requirements
Must have advanced writing & grammar skills, your own computer with internet access, and be comfortable communicating with people to gather information for blog articles. Experience with WordPress CMS platform and/or SEO a big plus.

Location & Time Commitment
Remote: Can be performed from anywhere.
Ongoing need with an estimated 4-6 hours per week; goal would be to post 2-3 blog articles every week.

Additional Information
There is a lot of flexibility and room for creativity in this role. Great opportunity for a communications or digital copywriting-focused student looking to get more experience and help grow exposure for our dogs.

COMPLETE APPLICATION


DEVELOPER/PROGRAMMER

Volunteer Role Description
Assist with development updates and maintenance of the FTTF website.

Skills & Requirements
Must be familiar with WordPress site development and management, including CMS and hosting security and updating, and have your own computer with internet access. WooCommerce integration experience a plus.

Location & Time Commitment
Remote: Can be performed from anywhere.
Ongoing need; approximately 1-2 hours per week to help maintain the back-end of the FTTF website and troubleshoot any issues. Must be willing to be on-call for urgent troubleshooting needs and website emergencies.

Additional Information
This role does not include being responsible for any front-end content update but could include working with other FTTF team members on a website redesign in the future.

COMPLETE APPLICATION