We are always busy and can always use extra hands! Our dogs are in foster homes so we do not have a facility for you to visit but there are many other things to do.

We currently have three openings for key volunteer positions. Please see the job descriptions and how to apply at the bottom of this page (please note that these are volunteer positions and not paid positions).

The process for interviewing potential candidates for SGA’s key volunteer roles is as follows:

  1. You will be required to send a resume and cover letter showing relevant experience to the role/s you are applying for.
  2. Applicants will be narrowed based on experience and an interview will be conducted by Perrin Kaplan, SGA president.
  3. Candidates that are in the narrowed pool will meet with the SGA President, Director (Jacintha), and our accounting head, (Rachel).
  4. Final decisions will be made. We know this is a volunteer role, however, rescue is a committed and often very hard type of work. We are looking for someone who is passionate, has the skills, and can fit perfectly.

Please send your resume and cover letter to perrin@savinggreatanimals.org

Job Opening: Volunteer Coordinator

We are looking for a competent and passionate Volunteer Coordinator to join the dedicated Saving Great Animals team. As Volunteer Coordinator, you will mainly be responsible for recruiting and managing volunteers for Saving Great Animals.  In addition, you will be delegating responsibilities to volunteers and training selected people for their future positions. You will enjoy working with a diverse group of volunteers with a variety of skills and experience. Volunteer activities with Saving Great Animals include attending adoption events, fundraising and publicity events, walking dogs, transporting, assisting the lead in running the CenturyLink Field concession stands, and light administrative work. Your role will be mainly to coordinate the distribution of these activities among volunteers.

Volunteer Coordinator duties and responsibilities
Assisting with sourcing and recruitment of volunteers 
Collect information on qualifications and skills
Assess where volunteers can have the greatest impact based on skillset and interests
Arrange for volunteer training when needed
Manage schedules for volunteer activities; assign responsibilities as appropriate
Help guide fosters for positive trial adopt transfers (being there for some)
Assign responsibilities as appropriate
Communicate frequently with volunteers on effectiveness and growing their satisfaction 
Assess incoming volunteer applications for suitability and job matching
Delegate and assist with home checks 
Maintain records of each volunteer’s hours, tasks, contact information and skill sets
Assessing incoming volunteer applications for suitability and job matching
Able to offer 10+ hours per week

Volunteer Coordinator requirements and qualifications
Proven experience as volunteer coordination, similar role for two years, or great passion for the role by evidence of organizational skills
Organized and detail-oriented
A positive attitude shown in your communications and actions
Good knowledge of different and creative recruiting methods
Compassionate team player with the ability to focus on the greater purpose of SGA
Good time-management with dependable follow-through 
Great interpersonal skills, open communicator, experience in conflict resolution
Leadership abilities
Design skills a plus
Committed and timely with all activities (or get back filled)
Must be 21+ years old


Job Opening: Intake Coordinator

Saving Great Animals (SGA) is a matchmaking rescue organization focused mainly on dogs in the Greater Seattle area.  We work tirelessly to match the best pet to a family based on breed, lifestyle and other factors.  With more than 8,500 animals lovingly homed since 2007, we are proud of our dedicated volunteer team and foster homes that bring new life to pets with loving homes to last their lifetime.  We are dedicated to lowering the dog reproduction population, which leads to millions of lost lives.

We are looking for a competent and passionate Intake Coordinator to join the dedicated Saving Great Animals team. As Intake Coordinator, you will mainly be responsible for managing the process of dog surrenders, other dogs we rescue, home and reference checks.  Some of your work is online and some on location hands on with the dogs. The role is a crucial one as we work diligently to learn all we can about each dog, ensuring they go to amazing homes that will love them for the rest of their years.

Intake Coordinator duties and responsibilities
Receiving intake information, communicating with owners surrendering their dogs 
Meeting and assessing the dogs on site before we agree to take them into SGA (we can train how to assess)
Help determine needs for incoming dogs (e.g. vet, etc.) 
Coordinate with vets to in case the incoming dog(s) need medical attention
Keeping all medical records for owner surrenders scanned, updated and filed for easy retrieval
Ensuring biographies are accurate for potential adopters
Ensuring proper tagging and microchipping
Able to offer 10+ hours or more per week

Intake Coordinator requirements and qualifications
Proven experience with dogs and dog behavior
A positive attitude evidenced in your communications and actions
Compassionate team player with the ability to focus on the greater purpose of SGA
Excellent communication skills and service-oriented mind-set
Organized and detail-oriented
Good time-management skills; dependable follow-through; staying on top of things 
Computer and internet savvy
Must be 21+ years old
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Job Opening: Fundraising / Donor Management Coordinator

Saving Great Animals (SGA) is a matchmaking rescue organization focused mainly on dogs in the Greater Seattle area.  We work tirelessly to match the best pet to a family based on breed, lifestyle and other factors.  With more than 8,500 animals lovingly homed since 2007, we are proud of our dedicated volunteer team and foster homes that bring new life to pets with loving homes to last their lifetime.  We are dedicated to lowering the dog reproduction population, which leads to millions of lost lives.

We are looking for an experienced and passionate coordinator to oversee Saving Great Animals fundraising and donor management programs to join the dedicated Saving Great Animals team. As coordinator, you will be responsible for growing and maintaining these key categories related to SGA growth. Some of your work is online and some on location meeting new and potential supporters. You will enjoy working with a diverse group of volunteers with a variety of skills and experience. 

FD Coordinator duties and responsibilities
Build an overall program and timeline for fundraising and managing donors, incorporating goals to ensure stable growth of incoming funds and our donor network
Draft donor correspondence, including solicitation and acknowledgment letters, as needed, and manage the timely acknowledgement of all contributions.
Build database of multi-level donors and bi-annual program efforts
Create new and fun ideas for fundraising both on and off-line
Help grow our donor base with on-site meetings and other efforts
Create (with assistance) new marketing and fundraising materials 
Work with accounting team to understand current financial position, trends of various revenue streams, and opportunities for growth 
Provide monthly updates of activities

FD Coordinator requirements and qualifications
Proven experience in at least one area: fundraising and/or donor management
Passionate about animal welfare
Excellent understanding of databases and use of social for raising funds
Compassionate team player with the ability to focus on the greater purpose of SGA
Excellent oral and written business communications skills
Community and business contacts a plus
Good time-management skills with dependable follow-through 
Great interpersonal skills, open communicator, experience in conflict resolution
Computer and internet savvy
Leadership abilities
Able to offer 10+ hours a week
Must be 21+ years old