Volunteer for SAVE THE FROGS!

The SAVE THE FROGS! movement will succeed in direct proportion to the extent that we involve and empower as many people as possible. As such, we actively develop ways to incorporate volunteers into our efforts. Volunteering has numerous benefits for those who step forward to help. Volunteers gain valuable real world environmental experience, expand their professional network, make the world a better place for frogs and humans, and likely enjoy themselves as well!

By volunteering you will be joining a highly trained, elite crew of frog savers. Your mission: to protect amphibian populations and to promote a society that respects and appreciates nature and wildlife. Please look through the following volunteer positions and fill out the volunteer application form only if you are dedicated to amphibians AND reliable. Thank you for your interest in frog conservation!

Current Volunteer Positions:
- Executive Assistant​
- Graphic Designer
- Website Developer (HTML/CSS/MySQL/Joomla/API)
- ​​​Teacher of English as a Foreign Language
- Fundraiser
​​- Art Contest Assistant
- Video Editor
- Proofreader
- California Fish & Game Commission Speaker

"You're happiest while you're making the greatest contribution."
-- Robert F. Kennedy

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UC Santa Cruz student Fernando Garcia volunteering for SAVE THE FROGS! in California.

 

Volunteer Position: Social Media Coordinator

SAVE THE FROGS! is the world’s most effective amphibian conservation organization. We work in California, across the USA and around the world to protect amphibian populations and to promote a society that respects and appreciates nature and wildlife. SAVE THE FROGS! seeks a Social Media Coordinator to help us permeate the internet with environmental education and to represent and promote our brand on social media sites. As Social Media Coordinator, you would manage at least one social media channel and independently study social media strategies.

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SAVE THE FROGS! Volunteer Artist Jordan Aucoin representing in Florida.

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Volunteer Opportunity: Video Editor for SAVE THE FROGS!

SAVE THE FROGS! seeks a talented video editor to assist us in preparing videos to add to the SAVE THE FROGS! YouTube Channel and the SAVE THE FROGS! website (www.savethefrogs.com) to promote our efforts and to educate people about amphibians. In many cases, we already have the footage; we merely need intros, outros and logos added. There are also opportunities for creating films from scratch, or by making use of our archives of photos and videos. This is a volunteer position and we seek someone with demonstrated experience editing film. Volunteer can be based anywhere in the world and should be able to dedicate at least three hours per week to this position. Volunteer should have their own video editing software and also access to Skype to facilitate project discussions.

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Photo of Green & Golden Bell Frog (Litoria aurea) by SAVE THE FROGS! Volunteer Dr. Kaya Klop-Toker

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SAVE THE FROGS! Volunteer Code Of Conduct

The mission of SAVE THE FROGS! is to protect amphibian populations and to promote a society that respects and appreciates nature and wildlife. As a SAVE THE FROGS! volunteer, you play an important role in enabling SAVE THE FROGS! to accomplish our mission as rapidly as possible.

Benefits of volunteering include:

  • The satisfaction that comes from assisting an important cause;
  • Gaining new knowledge and developing new skills; and
  • Meeting like-minded people and expanding your professional network

The success of SAVE THE FROGS! (STF!) depends on the hard work, dedication, and integrity of everyone in our community. As an STF! volunteer you agree to work in good faith to help us achieve our mission. This document outlines the Code of Conduct for all persons volunteering their service to SAVE THE FROGS!. If you cannot agree to any of these principles, then volunteering for SAVE THE FROGS! is not for you.

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Volunteers in Bangladesh, Save The Frogs Day 2014, BSMARU

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Join the SAVE THE FROGS! Fundraising Committee

Introduction
We are pleased to announce the formation of the SAVE THE FROGS! Fundraising Committee, whose mission is to strategize and implement actions that will increase the annual revenues of SAVE THE FROGS!, such that we can fund the multitude of projects we have in the USA and worldwide and thus achieve the massive potential we have built up through our worldwide network of extremely talented and dedicated staff and volunteers.

The Fundraising Committee will be comprised of a team of approximately ten frog enthusiasts led by SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger. The Fundraising Committee is currently accepting applications, and we encourage all dedicated fundraisers to apply.

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Night Spirit Frog (Leptopelis spiritusnoctis), Ankasa National Park, Ghana. Photo by Dr. Kerry Kriger, who has helped raise over $1,000,000 for amphibian conservation efforts.

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Volunteer Opportunity: Teacher of English as a Foreign Language

SAVE THE FROGS! seeks a frog loving volunteer with experience in teaching English as a foreign language, to provide one-on-one or group lessons to SAVE THE FROGS! volunteers who are interested in improving their English skills. SAVE THE FROGS! is an international organization with numerous volunteers based in non-English speaking countries. Many of these volunteers are not proficient in English, but need to be in order to achieve their maximum potential in their environmental careers. Our goal is to find a qualified volunteer teacher who can improve their English reading, writing and speaking abilities.

Volunteer teacher can be based anywhere in the world and should be able to dedicate at least three hours per week to this position. Lessons would take place via Skype or Zoom video conferencing software, so a solid internet connection is essential.

If you are interested, please apply by completing the Volunteer Application Form at:
www.savethefrogs.com/apply

Thank you for your interest in helping to grow, strengthen and connect the SAVE THE FROGS! worldwide community!

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Frog photo taken on the 2016 SAVE THE FROGS! Peru Ecotour by Katie O'Donnell.
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Volunteer Opportunity: Graphic Designer

SAVE THE FROGS! is looking for an experienced graphic designer to assist in our marketing campaigns and in creating frog-themed merchandise and educational materials. Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign is essential. The frog loving graphic designer would work directly with SAVE THE FROGS! staff to create eye-catching digital and printed materials that would get viewed by and inspire frog enthusiasts around the world. SAVE THE FROGS! volunteer graphic designers can be based anywhere in the world and must be willing to connect via Skype screenshare to discuss, edit and improve their graphic designs. There are no minimum hours per week; rather, we would contact you as projects come up to see if you can assist.

If you are interested, please apply by completing the Volunteer Application Form at:
www.savethefrogs.com/apply

Thank you for helping us create amazing frog-themed graphics!

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Alyson Lee Graphic Design Wizard
SAVE THE FROGS! Graphic Design Wizard Alyson Lee has contributed hundreds of volunteer hours since she designed the official SAVE THE FROGS! logo back in 2008. Her designs are displayed in international airports, at events in over 60 countries and are being worn by thousands of people worldwide. With your help, we can build up our graphic design team and carry on Alyson's frog saving tradition. Graphic designers can SAVE THE FROGS!

Volunteer Opportunity: Art Contest Assistant

SAVE THE FROGS! seeks a dedicated volunteer to process digital entries from the SAVE THE FROGS! Art Contest. This position requires a responsible frog enthusiast who appreciates seeing original art from around the world. To volunteer, you can live anywhere so long as you have good internet. This position requires two hours per week.

If you are interested, please apply by completing the Volunteer Application Form at:
www.savethefrogs.com/apply

Thank you for helping SAVE THE FROGS!

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Volunteer Opportunity: Executive Assistant

Do you love frogs and want to learn first hand how nonprofit organizations are managed, while meeting lots of new contacts in the amphibian conservation world and providing significant assistance to your favorite frog-saving charity?

  • Are you are organized, responsible, and dependable?
  • Do you have basic technology skills and a willingness to learn what you don’t yet know?
  • Do you have a solid internet connection?
  • Do you have four hours per week to volunteer over the next three months?

If you answered YES! to all those questions, then you should consider applying to be an Executive Assistant for SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger. If chosen as the successful applicant, you will assist Dr. Kriger on a variety of tasks that can be done from your home computer from anywhere in the world. You will learn many new skills and have a much more in-depth understanding of amphibian conservation and the multitude of ways one can save the frogs and the planet.

Applications are currently being accepted.

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Western Spadefoot (Pelobates cultripes) photo taken by Dr. Kerry Kriger west of Salamanca, Spain.

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Volunteer Opportunity: Proofreader

SAVE THE FROGS! seeks a native English speaker to occasionally review and edit grant proposals and other writing prepared by our volunteers from non-English speaking countries. This position requires a responsible frog enthusiast who has a couple hours per month to assist on a case by case basis. Volunteer must enjoy reading and writing, have a high degree of writing skill, and possess a thorough understanding of the English language.

If you are interested, please apply by completing the Volunteer Application Form at:
www.savethefrogs.com/apply

Be sure to include a sample of your finest writing (you can upload it as part of the application form in the "Your Resume Or Relevant Attachments" section).

Thank you for helping SAVE THE FROGS!
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A beautiful glass frog (Hyalinobatrachium bergeri) from Peru.

Volunteer with FrogWatch and help Save The Frogs

FrogWatch USA is a citizen science program of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) that provides individuals, groups, and families with an opportunity to learn about wetlands in their communities and report data on the calls of local frogs and toads. Data have been collected since 1998 from every state in the United States. You do not have to be a frog or toad expert to make an important contribution!

You should participate if you have:

- An interest in learning about frogs and toads
- The commitment to learn and identify their distinct calls
- The ability to make several evening observations from February through August

You can be directly involved in gathering information that may help stop the decline of these treasured animals. Monitoring can be done independently or as part of a group. A volunteer listens for just three minutes, records what species they hear, and then enters the data into the national Frog Watch Field Scope database. To get started and find free listening workshops near you where you will learn the calls of all local frog and toad species go to: www.aza.org/frogwatch

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CALIFORNIA: Speakers Needed at Fish & Game Commission Hearings

WANTED!
Californians who care about their state's native wildlife.

The California Fish & Game Commission (FGC) holds regular public meetings at which citizens are generally granted two minutes to speak on any relevant environmental topic. As the FGC holds significant power with respect to the continuance of American Bullfrog importations, SAVE THE FROGS! seeks supporters willing to attend upcoming meetings and speak up on behalf of native amphibians. The FGC and the Department of Fish & Wildlife (DFW) have the authority to stop the importations and their own scientists have created a detailed report detailing the numerous harms caused by non-native American Bullfrogs (Rana catesbeiana), yet the DFW continues to issue permits that allow over a million non-native bullfrogs to enter the state each year.

In December 2016, SAVE THE FROGS! along with the Center for Biological Diversity petitioned the state to end the importations. We need your help to speak up in support of the petition!

If you can attend and speak at any of the meetings listed below, please complete the brief Volunteer Application Form at:
www.savethefrogs.com/apply

Be sure to inform us which meeting you could commit to attending.
Thank you for helping SAVE THE FROGS!

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Bullfrog art by Fred Noland, SF Weekly

Fish & Game Commission Meeting Schedule:

February 8-9, 2017:
DoubleTree by Hilton
One Double Tree Drive
Rohnert Park, CA 94828
Wednesday 9:00 a.m.
Thursday 8:00 a.m

April 26-27, 2017:
Airtel Plaza Hotel
7277 Valjean Ave
Van Nuys, CA 91406

June 21-22, 2017:
Crescent City/Fortuna, CA

August 16-17, 2017:
Resources Building
Auditorium, First Floor
1416 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA

October 11-12, 2017:
San Luis Obisbo / Morro Bay, CA

December 6-7, 2017:
San Diego, CA

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American bullfrogs being sold live and in crowded conditions perfect for disease transfer.
Photo courtesy George Heinrich

Volunteer Opportunity: Website Developer

The SAVE THE FROGS! website has educated over 3,000,000 visitors about frogs since it went live in 2008. Now we seek the assistance of a skilled website developer to make the site ten times better than it already is. SAVE THE FROGS! seeks a website development volunteer with skills in any of the following areas:
Joomla
CSS

HTML
PHP
API

This is a volunteer position that requires a minimum of two hours per week on a flexible schedule. Developer can be based anywhere in the world.

If you love frogs and have skills that could benefit SAVE THE FROGS!, please apply by completing the Volunteer Application Form at:
www.savethefrogs.com/apply

Thanks for helping us SAVE THE FROGS! through better internet technology!

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-- Robert F. Kennedy

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