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SAVE THE FROGS! seeks dedicated frog enthusiasts to fill several new volunteer positions. Volunteers will gain valuable environmental experience, 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 apply only if you are dedicated to amphibians AND reliable. Thank you for your interest in frog conservation!

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

 

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:

(1) Compose an email to contact@savethefrogs.com with “Volunteer Opportunity: Teacher of English as a Foreign Language” in the subject line;
(2) Include a single paragraph detailing your educational qualifications and why you think you are capable of teaching English as a foreign language.
(3) Confirm that you have a solid internet connection and three hours per week to volunteer.

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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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 in volunteering as a SAVE THE FROGS! Graphic Designer, please:
(1) Compose an email to contact@savethefrogs.com with Volunteer Opportunity: Graphic Designer in the subject line;
(2) Include a single paragraph describing your graphic design experience and abilities;
(3) Include a link to your website or portfolio, or attach several of the graphics of which you are most proud;
(4) Include your Skype username and your state/country of residence.

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!

SAVE THE FROGS! seeks a dedicated volunteer to process online and paper art contest entries from the SAVE THE FROGS! Art Contest. This position requires a responsible frog enthusiast who can dedicate at least eight hours between now and November 30th, 2016. To volunteer for digital entries, you can live anywhere. To volunteer for paper entries, you need to live in the Los Angeles area.

To apply, please email volunteer@savethefrogs.com with:
(1) Save The Frogs Art Contest Volunteer Position in the subject line;
(2) a single paragraph saying why you want to volunteer;
(3) your location; and
(4) your resume attached.

Thank you for helping SAVE THE FROGS!

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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 six 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.

If you have questions about this volunteer position, please email them to contact@savethefrogs.com with Volunteer Opportunity: Executive Assistant in the subject line and ask prior to applying.

Applications must be submitted by Monday, December 5th, 2016, 11:59pm Los Angeles time. Successful applicant's first task would be to read some relevant literature in December and then commence volunteering in early January.

To apply, please:
(1) Email contact@savethefrogs.com with Volunteer Opportunity: Executive Assistant in the subject line;
(2) Include two paragraphs; one on why you want this position and one on your educational and/or professional background;
(3) A single line stating “I understand this is a six hours per week volunteer position, and if chosen I will work in good faith to fulfill my commitment for three months”.

Thank you for your interest in SAVE THE FROGS!

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

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

A note from Dr. Kerry Kriger
Here are answers to a couple questions I received after first posting this announcement:

(1) What kind of work would I be doing?
Answer: 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.

(2) 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?
Answer: You could certainly go away for fieldwork. There are no strict timetables; I just expect an honest attempt to find six hours per week to assist. I understand sometimes that may not be possible.

STORY:
The last time I offered an Executive Assistant position, 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.  

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Dr. Kerry Kriger in Yawkrom, Western Region, Ghana. Dr. Kriger worked 18 months full-time unpaid when he founded SAVE THE FROGS!.

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.

To apply, please email volunteer@savethefrogs.com with:

(1) Proofreader Volunteer Position in the subject line;
(2) a single paragraph saying why you want to volunteer;
(3) a sample of your writing attached; and
(4) your resume attached.

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

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!

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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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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 read aloud 2-minute messages on behalf of SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger. These messages will update the FGC on relevant action steps they can take to bring the importations to an end.

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.

If you can attend and speak at any of the meetings listed below, please email contact@savethefrogs.com with a few sentences about yourself. 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:

December 7-8, 2016
(Wednesday - Thursday)
Portofino Inn & Suites
3805 Murphy Canyon Road
San Diego, CA 92123

February 8-9, 2017
Santa Rosa, CA

April 26-27, 2017
Los Angeles, CA

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

SAVE THE FROGS! has a 24,000 person mailing list but an outdated CRM. We seek assistance setting up a SalesForce database. We will use the database daily to keep track of all of our supporters and to generate lists for e-newsletters and other mailings. A proper database would enable all of our staff to properly access and track our supporters, and would be used daily to automate many of our repetitive tasks. If you have SalesForce skills and would like to volunteer for SAVE THE FROGS! please send an expression of interest along with your CV and/or info about your database experience to:
contact@savethefrogs.com

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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 CSS, HTML and/or Joomla to help us clean up and develop our brand new website www.savethefrogs2.com, which will eventually replace our original Dreamweaver-based www.savethefrogs.com website. 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 the tyoe of website skills that could benefit SAVE THE FROGS!, please:

(1) Compose an email to webmaster@savethefrogs.com with "Volunteer Opportunity: Website Developer" in the subject line;
(2) Include info about yourself and your experience with website development, in particular CSS, HTML and Joomla; and
(3) Attach your resume or include a link to your portfolio or some sites you have built.

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

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

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