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Volunteers

Volunteers

Volunteers are the most integral part of carrying out our mission. Without our volunteer support, our organization would not be able to conserve rattlesnakes. Our volunteers assist our staff in a variety of different ways from all over the nation. From outreach events to animal care and social media, our volunteers are a part of it all. If you believe in our mission and want to be more involved in conserving rattlesnakes, please fill out our volunteer application so we can connect with you. Learn more about our current opportunities below.

As a representative of our mission and our organization, our volunteer team is expected to always provide a high quality experience that leaves others eager to learn more. Through various trainings, our volunteers are given knowledge and skills to help them better present our mission to the public and interact with others in a positive, respectful, and professional way. See our Volunteer Manual for more information about volunteer conduct and benefits. 

Volunteer Manual

Expectations

Advocacy COMMITTEE

Our Advocacy Volunteers are local or remote volunteers that are able to help with the political side of pursuing our mission. These volunteers should have a background in political science and/or have experience working with legislation at a state or federal level.

Some responsibilities of Advocacy Volunteers include the following:

  • Assist with identifying state/federal partners for developing legislation related to our organization's mission and goals

  • Assist in writing advocacy letters, proposals, and position statements

  • Promote advocacy positions through social media, email, and paper mail

  • Assist in-person and virtual lobbying efforts

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Advocacy
Outreach and Education
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OUTREACH AND EDUCATION COMMITTEE

Our Outreach and Education Committee is made up of local volunteers that are able to use their communication skills, time, and effort to change the way people think about some of the world's most misunderstood animals!!

Some responsibilities of Outreach and Education Volunteers include the following:

  • Attending educational events

  • Assist with set up and tear down of equipment and supplies

  • Engaging with guests and sharing information about our organization, our mission, and our programs

  • Helping with field trips and classroom visits

  • Hosting animal encounters

  • Leading interpretive tours

Animal care and Husbandry committee

Our Animal Care and Husbandry Volunteers are local volunteers that are able to help with animal care at our public facility. These volunteers should be at least 18 years of age, have completed our Level 1 Venomous Handling Certification Course, and feel comfortable working with or near venomous species.

Some responsibilities of Animal Husbandry Volunteers include the following:

  • Assist staff with animal care duties like cleaning cages, filling water bowls, feeding, and health examinations

  • Interact with guests in our exhibit space about our animals, our programs, and our organization

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Animal Care and Husbandry
Events
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events committee

Our Event Volunteers are local or remote volunteers that are able to help with the logistics of planning and running an event. These volunteers should be outgoing and comfortable with jumping in where needed.

Some responsibilities of Event Volunteers include the following:

  • Assist staff with set up and break down of equipment/tables before and after events

  • Greet and check in guests of an event

  • Sell tickets

  • Assist with silent auction

  • Serve food and drinks to guests

  • Assist with vendor communication and needs throughout an event

  • Marketing and promotion

Fundraising

Fundraising committee

Our Fundraising Volunteers are local or remote volunteers that are able to help with activities related to raising money for the organization. Remote volunteers will be required to have access to the internet during volunteer times.

Some responsibilities of Fundraising Volunteers include the following:

  • Marketing, promotion, and solicitation

  • Securing sponsorships

  • Recruiting vendors

  • Selling tickets

  • Collecting donations

  • Assisting with grant applications

  • Brainstorming new and innovative sources of funding

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Remote
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REMOTE COMMITTEE

Our Remote Volunteers are local or remote volunteers that are able to use their passion and creativity to help further our mission from anywhere in the world. 

Some responsibilities of Remote Volunteers include the following:

  • Graphic Design

  • Writing blog posts

  • Creating social media content

  • Drafting press releases

  • Administrative tasks

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