Position description: Each week more than 17,000 potential adopters look for pets on PAWS' website. Web Team members maintain the online list of animals available for adoption by uploading digital photos taken of the animals at PAWS. They also write fun, enticing descriptions about each animal to give members of the public as much information as possible about the animal's personality and needs.
Volunteers must have good writing skills, computer skills and have a working knowledge of digital photography. They must also practice safe animal handling per PAWS protocols.
Duties include: socializing, visiting, and comforting the animals; posting photos and descriptions animals for adoption on the website according to PAWS policies and procedures; uploading information from home or on a computer at PAWS; and cropping and adjusting pictures for optimal viewing.
Marketing Team members assist by distributing photoflyers of animals available for adoption, working with the public at outreach events, accompanying and transporting dogs to off-site adoption events, and various other projects.
This position has some animal contact.
Dates Available: year-round
Web Team: Any three-hour shift between the hours of 12 and 6 p.m. Volunteers are scheduled for the same shift each week.
Marketing Team: 6-12 hours per month.
Web Team: A weekly shift for three hours for a minimum of three months.
Marketing Team: Three-month commitment.
Location: PAWS Companion Animal Shelter, Lynnwood WA and around the Puget Sound
Training required: Marketing and Web Team members are required to attend:
- A volunteer orientation.
- A one to two-hour skills training.