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 have monthly sessions for Volunteer (and foster) Orientation. Please check the event calendar on our website for the next available date. You can also read through our volunteer guide. 

Volunteer Guide 2020

We currently have openings for the following 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: 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