Volunteer Coordinator

Animal care volunteers in Thailand.

Rescue Paws is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of stray animals in Thailand. Our organization is operated by a small team of staff and a group of volunteers who provide care for our animals. While some volunteers are trained animal care specialists, volunteer vets and vet students, others are inexperienced but passionate animal lovers seeking a unique travel-abroad experience.

The volunteer coordinator provides direct volunteer oversight to make sure all safety, sanitation, and program procedures are followed to keep both our humans and dogs/cats safe.  This position reports to the Director of Operations.

Role and Responsibilities
Charity jobs helping dogs.

Volunteer Management 40%

Greet volunteers upon arrival and give tour of the house

Supervise volunteers and ensure tasks are completed properly

Lead new volunteer orientation and training

Create weekly volunteer schedule

Lead morning volunteer meetings

Public Relations 35%

Write our monthly newsletter

Post on Rescue Paws social media accounts daily

Respond to email and Facebook inquiries

Schedule and facilitate day visits

Communicate and educate the public about animal welfare and the mission of Rescue Paws

Animal Care 25%

Work with veterinary team to implement appropriate animal care plans

Monitor dogs and report health or behavior concerns

Create dog play groups based on knowledge of their personalities

Inventory kennel and clinic supplies

Role Considerations

Physical Demands

While performing this job, you will be required to continually walk, stand, squat, twist, and kneel, reach and grab with your hands and arms, in addition to being able to lift and move animals, materials and equipment weighing 40lbs or more. Work is subject to frequent interruptions.

You will be exposed to various weather conditions when working outdoors. You will be exposed to disinfectant solutions while cleaning. You will be consistently exposed to animals and animal allergens, including animal hair, dander, saliva, fecal matter, urine, zoonotic diseases, fleas and other mites or bugs. You may also be subject to potential danger including parasites and infectious diseases, animal bites and scratches; therefore, it is required to be vaccinated for Rabies.

Mental Demands

While performing this job, you will be regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; observe and interpret situations; analyze and solve problems; learn and apply new information and skills; perform repetitive work on multiple, concurrent tasks; fulfill intensive deadlines; and interact with staff, the public, volunteers and others encountered in the course of work. You will witness injured and ill animals treated at Rescue Paws and in the community.


Must have experience working with animals.  Must be able to lead by example and have strong problem-solving skills. Preference given to applicants who have completed formal training or education in dog training, animal science, management or nonprofit fields.

Must be able to drive a manual transmission vehicle.

All employees must be vaccinated for rabies.

This is a full-time position and may require working evenings and weekends.

One-year minimum contract.

Job Benefits

A salary of $20,000 THB per month and free housing accommodation will be provided. After a 90-day probational period, the employee will earn one personal days per month. Health insurance will also be provided after 90 days of employment. Rescue Paws will cover the costs associated with obtaining the required visas.


If you are interested in applying, please send your CV and cover letter to Amelia Rodgers at amelia@rescue-paws.org