Blog Writer Position Description

Ruff Start Rescue

Summary: Content Writer volunteers help the Ruff Start Rescue communications team create written content for our blog. We have a long list of topic ideas ready to be worked on, but we are also open to any new content/topic ideas that relate to Ruff Start Rescue, rescues, or animal care in general. 

Time Commitment: Varies. We would ideally like volunteers to work on at least one story per month, but there is an opportunity for more if desired.

Location: Remote

  • Writing blog ideas  in an inclusive and welcoming voice in line with Ruff Start Rescue’s brand guidelines. Volunteers can choose from our list of topics or brainstorm their own ideas.
  • You may use Chat GBT to help write content. Then, we ask that you proof read to sound more like Ruff Start’s voice. 
  • If necessary, research a topic to get more information prior to writing.
  • Communicate with various Ruff Start staff to get further insight in regards to the content (e.g. if it’s an animal health topic, confirm details with our vet team)
  • Optional: if volunteer is comfortable doing so, adding their written content to our website and/or email once complete. If uncomfortable, another team member can execute this end of the process.
Additional Details
  • Qualifications: Must be 18+ Reliable access to the internet Proficiency using Gmail and Google Drive preferred Animal Topic Knowledge Wordpress Experience Chat GBT Experience Ability to work courteously and cooperatively with all members of RSR and the public Formal writing experience is required Research experience is preferred
Who We Are
Ruff Start Rescue is a foster-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit companion animal rescue that primarily serves communities throughout the state of Minnesota, as well as states in the south with severe pet overpopulation. We rescue stray, neglected, abandoned, and surrendered dogs and cats as well as ferrets, guinea pigs, rabbits, and other critters. Most of our work is accomplished by a complex network of volunteers, fosters, and supporters, all of whom come together to save thousands of animals each year.
What We Do

Our vision is simple: We strive for a world where every companion animal has a safe and loving home and their family has the knowledge and resources needed to give them the life they deserve.

Because of this, we’ve made it our mission to do whatever we can to make that a reality for animals and their people who are in need every single day. We help animals in a variety of situations, including those surrendered, found stray, humanely trapped, and more.

However, because we don’t have a shelter, we can only take new animals in when we have a vacant foster home willing and able to take the animal in. This commitment sometimes severely limits the number of animals we are able to take in at one time as well as the kind of animals that are eligible to enter our care.

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