EXCEPTIONAL OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN
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 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.
“You’re happiest while you’re making the greatest contribution.”
— Robert F. Kennedy
Western Spadefoot (Pelobates cultripes) photo taken by Dr. Kerry Kriger west of Salamanca, Spain.
How To Apply
Applications are currently being accepted.
If you are interested, dedicated, hard working, fast learning and reliable, please apply by completing the Volunteer Application Form at:
Thank you for your interest in volunteering for SAVE THE FROGS!
If you have questions about this volunteer position, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org with Volunteer Opportunity: Executive Assistant in the subject line and ask prior to applying.
“I have a growing passion for amphibian conservation. I am inspired by SAVE THE FROGS!’ passion and commitment towards protecting amphibian populations worldwide. This volunteer position would provide me with an invaluable opportunity to directly further my understanding of amphibian conservation and the projects that are involved. Additionally, this position would enable me to make valuable use of my spare time to a non-profit organisation that I believe is vital for amphibian conservation and education.”
— Emily Shaw, UK
Dr. Kerry Kriger in Yawkrom, Western Region, Ghana. Dr. Kriger worked 18 months full-time unpaid when he founded SAVE THE FROGS!.
A Message From Dr. Kerry Kriger
Thanks for your interest in assisting! Here are answers to a couple questions I received after first posting this announcement:
What kind of work would I be doing?
I could list out five projects I have on my mind but they would not predict what tasks would come up once they are complete, so I prefer to not be specific. Generally speaking, you would be doing internet research and computer work that I either currently do myself or that does not get done at all due to my lack of time to do it. You would be helping me with things I need to do as they arise. Some of this would likely be very interesting and some of it possibly very boring (I suggest a good music playlist for such times). All of it would be helping SAVE THE FROGS! be more effective and I have no doubt you would expand your knowledge of amphibian conservation and likely make some important contacts. Rather than telling you that everything you do will be the most amazingly interesting projects imaginable, I prefer you go in expecting boring computer tasks, and that you be willing to take your chances that working directly with someone who has the knowledge, skills and connections you seek will yield significant benefit to your career.
If I have to leave to do some fieldwork for, lets say 3 to 4 days, will I be able to complete my tasks on my return without affecting your work?
You could certainly go away for fieldwork. There are no strict timetables; I just expect an honest attempt to find four hours per week to assist. I understand sometimes that may not be possible.
Gray Treefrog (Hyla versicolor) photo from Virginia by Dr. Kerry Kriger
The time I offered an Executive Assistant position in 2014, the successful applicant went on to gain employment with SAVE THE FROGS! and has traveled to tropical rainforests with SAVE THE FROGS! for free, on top of being a part of many other SAVE THE FROGS! adventures and successes. Anything is possible.
Do you want to drastically increase your chances of success in life, and also improve your likelihood of becoming my Executive Assistant? If so:
- Take a week and read Benjamin Franklin’s Autobiography.
- Or listen to the audiobook of Orison Swett Marden’s Pushing To The Front (best done through the Librivox iOS/Android app). Both are free and in the public domain.
- Want something more modern and you’re willing to spend some money? Read Mastery by Robert Greene.
Then apply and in your application tell me a few insights you got out of them. If you don’t have time to read/listen to any of those, there is a high chance that your desire to be my Executive Assistance is just a passing fancy and that you would not stick around long. So if you are seriously interested in this position, take some time and actually read or listen to one of the books. Don’t worry: I will be here next week; this webpage will be here next week; and this position will be here next week.
Dr. Kerry Kriger is the Founder & Executive Director of SAVE THE FROGS!, a nonprofit organization that has held over 2,000 educational events in 57 countries to raise awareness of the world’s rapidly disappearing amphibian populations. He is also a musician who has been studying, teaching, recording and performing the classical music of northern India on bamboo flute since 1996. Dr. Kriger holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Science and has traveled to over 65 countries. His nonprofit efforts in western Africa led him to being inducted as Chief of Environment and Development in the remote village of Yawkrom, in the Western Region of Ghana.