Prairie dogs are awesome! And in peril....Join the HSUS's Prairie Dog Conflict Resolution Team to learn about creating collaborations for wildlife. We seek to protect the prairie dog ecosystem through partnerships with agencies, wildlife managers, landowners and stakeholders. We discover and implement innovative coexistence techniques for living with wildlife in the prairie dog ecosystem and provide on the ground and behind the desk trainings for our partners on non-lethal prairie dog management.
We're looking for a volunteer leader (click to view position description) to help develop and lead the Prairie Dog Conflict Resolution Team's volunteer program, including recruitment and scheduling, helping deliver volunteer orientations and trainings, and performing outreach and on-site management, as needed. Ideally, the candidate should reside in Boulder or Denver even though the position is primarily remote. This is a great opportunity to use your volunteer management experience to help wildlife!
Benefits of volunteering
Volunteers will learn or strengthen abilities to recruit, screen, assign, train, acknowledge and deliver feedback to volunteers. See attached position description for additional learning opportunities.
Becoming a volunteer
Requirements for our volunteers:
- Must be at least 18 years old
- Volunteer management experience or knowledge required
- Able to meet the requirements specified in the Essential capabilities document with or without reasonable accommodation
- Able to retain information and teach others about the volunteer opportunities we offer
- Able to work closely with staff, and to think strategically in order to meet the program's needs
- Tetanus and rabies vaccinations recommended to participate in field work
Volunteer commits to the role for six months; ongoing participation is preferred. Weekly time commitment varies based on field projects. Average expected time commitment is 5 hours per week. Field work is an additional 2-8 hours per week.
- Please review the description and restrictions above to help determine if our volunteer opportunity is the right fit. If you would like to proceed, please fill out the volunteer application (click Apply Now above). Note: All applicants will be asked to upload a completed Essential capabilities document when you apply.
- After review of your application, a staff member will contact you to discuss the opportunity. If we mutually determine that the opportunity appears to be a good fit, you will be asked to fill out an authorization form allowing us to carry out a background check.
- Before becoming an official volunteer, you must pass the background check, sign a volunteer agreement, and sign a waiver/release of liability.
- Have you been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19? See the CDC’s risk assessment guidance.
- Do you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19? Symptoms can include a cough or shortness of breath or at least two of the following: Fever, Chills, Repeated shaking with chills, Muscle pain, Headache, Sore throat, New loss of taste or smell. See the CDC’s symptom information.