Title:  Education and Community Outreach Volunteer

Reports to:  Executive Director


Responsible for the execution and growth of educational programs to encourage humane behavior and responsible pet care within the community. To maintain a commitment to the philosophies and policies of RCHS. To support the mission of RCHS.


  • Coordinate and manage community outreach efforts including but not limited to fundraisers with local businesses, adoption events at local pet partners.
  • Coordinate events with schools, libraries, churches, and other civic groups.
  • Regularly attend events and maintain memberships in organizations to foster positive relations between the community and RCHS (ie Rotary, Chamber of Commerce, etc).
  • Assist RCHS with special events planning including, but not limited to, Bark in the Park and Howl at the Moon.
  • Assist with developing copy for newsletters, media releases, and other promotional events.
  • Coordinate promotions for adoptable animals at RCHS.
  • Coordinate Pet of the Week promotions.
  • Maintain positive communication with RCHS staff, board members, public officials, partner organizations, and the general public to promote RCHS goals, programs, and activities.
  • Maintain a professional public image.
  • Assist Executive Director as needed
  • All other duties as assigned


  • Self-starter, initiating activities within the framework provided/developed with minimal supervision.
  • Proven experience with working with the public, developing and maintaining excellent relationships to support growth/mission.
  • Experienced animal handling skills preferred.
  • Excellent oral, written, and organizational skills with attention to detail.
  • Experienced with Microsoft Office; design experience with Adobe programs including Photoshop preferred.
  • Able to work flexible hours, which could include evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • Ability to lift and carry animals, equipment, and supplies in excess of 50lbs.
  • Valid drivers license with no restrictions.
  • Passion for issues relating to animal welfare.


  • Physical demands include, but are not limited to:
    • Lifting and moving animals and cages.
    • Frequent movement, including but not limited to, standing, walking, stooping, carrying heavy loads, movement of cages, restraining active animals, and operation of a motor vehicle.
  • Working Conditions include:
    • Possible exposure to dangerous, diseased, frightened, and injured animals.
    • Possible exposure to potentially harmful chemicals and drugs.
    • Working with strong cleaning agents on wet surfaces.
    • Indoor and outdoor work in all weather conditions.
    • Possible exposure to bites, scratches, and animal waste.
    • Possible exposure to contagious disease.
    • Exposure to unpleasant odors and loud noises.
  • Emotional Demands include:
    • Euthanasia.
    • Animal abuse.
    • Animal neglect.

Contact Rosscohumanesociety@gmail.com to apply.

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RCHS does not receive any support from the Humane Society of the United States. Nor do we receive any federal or state funding sources. We rely largely on donations, fundraisers and grants for our program activities. All donations are tax deductible