Volunteer

Grey Muzzle is six years old now, and we are growing. Our national presence means we need help from people all over the country, as well as folks who can do “virtual” work from their computers. Our administrative office is in Raleigh, North Carolina, but our Board members and Ambassadors are in a number of states. We need help from some additional dedicated folks to keep growing and help more old dogs!


For more information on any of these roles, contact us at volunteer@greymuzzle.org.

Ready to jump in and help?  Complete our online application form HERE.
 

Bed Fund Manager

Responsible for running the Grey Muzzle Bed Fund program, providing free orthopedic dog beds to qualified shelters for senior dogs awaiting adoption. In the past six years, we have donated over $33,000 worth of orthopedic beds to more than 133 shelters around the country.
  • Establish a schedule for biannual distribution of beds.
  • Receive, manage, and qualify applications from shelters.
  • Keep application form updated, as needed.
  • When necessary, work with Marketing and/or Grant Committees to obtain list of shelters.
  • Input emailed bed requests into SharePoint.
  • When funding and bed requests are in place, make sure orders are submitted to distributers.
  • Follow-up with recipient shelters for photos of senior dogs in beds.
  • Answer emails from shelters about beds.
  • Research options for beds at the most cost-effective pricing.
  • Communicate with Treasurer about funds; ask Marketing and Fundraising Chairs for input on generating funds, campaign timeframes, etc.
If you're interested in this position, please contact Grey Muzzle at volunteer@greymuzzle.org.


Public Relations

  • Write and distribute press releases
  • Media outreach, including traditional and new media outlets   
  • Media Monitoring and analysis
Access to a distribution service and/or a monitoring service we can use would be a real plus!

If you're interested in this position, please contact Grey Muzzle at volunteer@greymuzzle.org.


Website/Social Media Analytics & Reporting

Analyze data across social properties and profiles to discover insights into engagement.

If you're interested in this position, please contact Grey Muzzle at volunteer@greymuzzle.org.


Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Ensure website is optimized across all platforms and user experiences to attract and engage visitors. Build ranking, profile and traffic.

If you're interested in this position, please contact Grey Muzzle at volunteer@greymuzzle.org.


Ambassadors

Do you love old dogs? Do you like to talk to people about dogs? The Grey Muzzle Organization is looking for special volunteers to help us spread awareness of Grey Muzzle’s mission in their cities. See our Ambassador page for more details.


Virtual Administration

We also have volunteer work that can be done from your computer but will touch supporters all over the country! We are currently looking for:
  • People with project management experience to lead volunteer teams
  • Volunteer coordination and administration
  • People who have good computer skills and are comfortable working online
If you can donate a few hours a month on a consistent basis, please contact volunteer@greymuzzle.org.
 

News Department Volunteers

The Grey Muzzle Organizations has volunteer positions open in our News Department! As a virtual organization, our newsletters are key to Grey Muzzle communicating with our supporters, donors, organizations, and senior dog caregivers that can benefit from our aid. Volunteering your skills in Grey Muzzle's News Department is a great way to help spread the word about Grey Muzzle's work and it's fun and instantly rewarding. We have 3,000 newsletter subscribers, more than 11,500 Facebook fans, and more than 2,200 Twitter followers who love to learn about the senior dogs who are helped by Grey Muzzle grants. Here are the details on the positions:



Newsletter Editor: Produces four e-newsletter per year. Picks themes and story ideas and assigns articles to volunteers. Gathers finished articles and photos of senior dogs and delivers to newsletter designer.
 
News Tracker: Monitors media, including publications, sites, and social media channels to track news from Grey Muzzle grantee organizations and Grey Muzzle Advisory Board Members in order for Grey Muzzle to share news items on our site, social media channels, and/or our publications. Also tracks media coverage of Grey Muzzle so we may share news about our own organizations. Routes news items to appropriate departments for posting and/or sharing.
 
If you're interested in these exciting volunteer positions, please contact Grey Muzzle at volunteer@greymuzzle.org


Talent Pools

We’re developing several pools of various talents to draw on as needed. This way, you can pick and choose which projects you’d like. Please let us know if you are interested in participating in one of these pools: 

Writing: Write special interest articles and short stories for a variety of media, including our newsletter, local papers, press releases, etc. In some cases, we’ll provide the basic content; in other cases, there are opportunities for interviews or researching content. We also need help with grant writing.
Editing: Copy editing 
Graphic Design: Develop flyers, posters, brochures and other creative materials.  Must use Microsoft Publisher or create Publisher-compatible source. Graphic design for our website is also a possibility.