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VOLUNTEER PROGRAM 

Ready to join the Newpets Foundation team?

WHAT IS NEWPETS?

Simply put, we are an international charity fund, focusing our activities to address some of the most urgent environmental problems of our time: climate change, extinction of wildlife, forest loss, pollution of the seas, recycling of garbage and renewable energy.

Through initiatives to provide grants and jobs to Ukrainians in the field of environmental protection, we are increasing the scale of our fund's activities, choosing the best ideas that will help stabilize the ecosystem of our country. We at Newpets believe in a future in which nature and humanity coexist in harmony.

WHERE IS NEWPETS?

Headquarters of Newpets is located in Kyiv, Ukraine. But Newpets is an international charitable foundation in which the majority of volunteers work remotely from all points of Ukraine, as well as on diasporas around the world. We collaborate remotely with tools such as Slack, Asana, G Suite and Basecamp, and meet at least once a year personally.

WHAT IS THE NEWPETS VOLUNTEER PROGRAM?

Newpets is currently looking for the best talent in its fields to join our Volunteer Program. Our year-round program offers an unprecedented opportunity to become part of a community of caring people and organizations that join forces to create a brighter future for wildlife, people and Ukraine and help us become closer to realizing solutions to some of the most pressing environmental problems of our time. We are looking for brave people who share our passion for conservation, research and science and who want to help spread our mission and become an integral part of the success of our foundation. Join us and find your place in the Newpets Foundation.

WHY NEWPETS VOLUNTEER PROGRAM IS A SMART INVESTMENT?

Here are some advantages of benefits in Newpets:

  • Expand your mind: Learn new skills for both personal and vocational growth. Our volunteer opportunities can help to enhance your career, build self-confidence, and broaden your mind

  • Anywhere: We collaborate remotely with tools such as Slack, Asana, G Suite and Basecamp, and meet at least once a year personally

  • Volunteering your skills helps you develop new skills: Skill-based volunteering is an excellent opportunity to develop talents that will help you advance in your career. So in Stanford Social Innovation Review called skills-based volunteering overseas “the next executive training ground.”

  • Volunteering helps build your experience: If you want to move from the corporate world to the nonprofit sector, volunteering first can help prove your commitment. Among other articles, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Forbes have published articles about how volunteering can help you earn your next job.

  • Confidence in the future: The final chord of volunteer work is either getting a permanent job, or recommendations from the Newpets Foundation.

WHAT ARE THE BASIC AND PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS TO APPLY FOR VOLUNTEER?

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must be currently enrolled at an accredited Ukrainian university or college 

  • Advanced level of at least three languages

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a team environment, accomplishing tasks with limited resources at a rapid pace

  • Intermediate skill level using Windows, Macintosh Operating Systems

  • Intermediate skill level using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

WHEN ARE NEWPETS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE?

Volunteers must be available part-time for a minimum of 6 weeks. At Newpets Foundation, these opportunities are available year round during the following seasons:

  • Winter (Dec – Feb)

  • Spring (Mar – May)

  • Summer (Jun – Aug)

  • Fall (Sept – Nov)

WHAT DO YOU RECOMMEND SHOULD BE INCLUDED ON MY RESUME FOR NEWPETS?

In addition to your contact information, we encourage all applicants to include the following on their resume:

  • University name, degree and major(s), cumulative EIE, and graduation date

  • Achievements in science (If applicable)

  • Number and level of language proficiency

  • All prior relevant internships/co-ops or jobs (If applicable)

  • Relevant project team involvement and role on the team (If applicable)

AFTER I APPLY ONLINE WHEN CAN I EXPECT TO HEAR BACK FROM A RECRUITER?

Due to the large volume of applications we receive, we are unable to personally respond to each applicant to our Volunteer Program. You will be contacted by a recruiter if you are selected to interview for a position. Please keep in mind that recruiting for each posted volunteer position can happen over a six month period so we ask for your patience as we complete the candidate review process.

Open Roles

GRAPHIC/WEB DESIGNER

We believe that high-quality visual effects on our website have forces that change people's opinion for the better. In Newpets, we collected a lot of visual assets (photo, video and design), but much remains to be done. We are looking for a volunteer who is ready to put his soul into this matter. Web design and graphic design in Newpets is a terrific opportunity to work in a young international fund, with the aim to inspire Ukrainians with a sense of empathy for these amazing animals, whose number decreases every day.

PHOTOGRAPHER

Our photos are our main force for influence. We are looking for a volunteer who is able to notice everything in Ukraine: from countless landfills to the amazing beauty of the disappearing amphibians. All these photos are the main goal on the way to creating the most powerful social networking platform for onservation and introducing innovations in Ukraine.

TRANSLATOR

Translators are a key component of the Newpets Foundation. Newpets keeps pace with the times and has its fans in almost all modern social platforms. We need a volunteer who is able to translate all innovative solutions in the web resources and social media of our foundation, advertising materials and various initiatives and projects that support the promotion of key social and environmental problems.

SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER

Newpets publishes posts several times a day for 3 main accounts (Twitter, Instagram and Facebook) and one account on the YouTube video platform. We coordinate the work with a network of partners with a wide reach of subscribers. We are looking for an incredibly organized and motivated Social Media Manager to create the most powerful platform in Ukraine for preserving the environment.

WEB DEVELOPER

Newpets is the first international charitable foundation in Ukraine with a pronounced scientific activity. Our website is visited by millions of Ukrainians around the world, so our website and page of online donations should correspond to the status of the fund. We need experienced developers who want to create tools that will be used by a huge audience to create a progressive and ecological future. We love a little cooperation and also need constant work in the field of development.

VIDEO EDITOR

We in Newpets have an archive of videos shot on the territory of our reserves and seas. We have countless amazing videos, which require a huge amount of time to process. We believe that together we can change Ukraine for the better, that's why we need volunteers who are able to make the video live, overflowing with empathy for the wildlife. We are looking for additional experienced video editors, as well as students who want to learn.

WRITER

In Newpets Foundation we have a constant flow of messages on all social platforms. We are always looking for good writers with experience in the field of conservation and innovative solutions for the continuous updating of text messages for the target pages of the website, social media captions, research of our foundation and updates of newsletters.

APPLY FOR A GRANT

Newpets is constantly looking for leaders in their fields from conservation, ecology, research and technology. Our grantees create solutions for Ukraine's healthier and more sustainable future, using for this purpose some of the most vital scientific innovations of our time.

HOW TO APPLY FOR AN INTERNSHIP

We are currently hiring for a number of interns. If you’re interested in joining a young team of passionate people working from all over the world for the progressive future of Ukraine then you can take a look at the available positions and submit an application on our jobs page.

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