Volunteer Program Internship

Volunteer Program Internship

KC Pet Project’s dedicated volunteers enable us to continue to save lives and expand the animal welfare services and resources we can offer. It would be impossible to fulfill the mission of KC Pet Project without our volunteers. Volunteers touch every aspect of our operations, and this work enables us to magnify our impact and save more lives. The KC Pet Project Volunteer Program manages all facets of a robust volunteer workforce and supports the operation of every department of the organization, from development to adoption services, veterinary services to community outreach, and everything in between!

Duties and Responsibilities

Interns will engage in a variety of areas including, but not limited to:

  • Participating in community engagement, recruiting, and training new volunteers
  • Ensuring a smooth workflow for volunteer onboarding
  • Communicating with prospective and current volunteers
  • Maintaining the volunteer database
  • Preparing and analyzing volunteer reporting
  • Providing guidance and supervision for volunteers
  • Requirements
  • Passion for working with, and educating the public
  • Excellent written and verbal communications, with the ability to represent the mission, goals, policies, and core values of KC Pet Project in a sincere and energetic manner.
  • Ability to adapt, work collaboratively with a team, and solve problems proactively.
  • Organizational skills
  • Commitment to a high level of customer service
  • Basic computer skills including email, Facebook, and Google Drive

This Internship may interest you if you are interested in the following fields:

  • Administration
  • Animal Sheltering
  • Business
  • Communications
  • Community
  • Engagement/Education
  • Customer Service
  • Non-Profit Management
  • Operations
  • Program Management
  • Shelter Management

KC Pet Project offers internships for students currently enrolled in a two, or four year program, and individuals who have recently graduated with an associates or bachelors degree. These positions are unpaid. Interns will experience the wide diversity of the operations of an animal rescue organization, and put into action KC Pet Projects motto of, “Solutions Not Excuses”. Duties can be tailored to fit into different educational majors and professional interests as it is possible.

KC Pet Project staff can provide mentorship to interns in their professional capacities and gives interns hands-on exposure to Kansas City’s largest no-kill adoption facility. Interns should share our passion for animals, believe in our mission, and be self-motivated and driven for success. Interns will be asked to commit to a regular, mutually agreed upon schedule, for a minimum of 12 hours per week, and a four month term of service. 

KC Pet Project interns are an extension of KC Pet Project employees and must follow all rules and guidelines that pertain to employment at KC Pet Project. We strive to create an environment for our interns which fosters ethics, learning and development while creating a deeper understanding and practice of community service.

Please send letter of interest and resume to [email protected].