Volunteer Recruitment & Retention Fellow

  • The Humane League
  • Remote
  • Nov 07, 2019
Intern Non-Profit Remote Job Strategy-Planning Training

Job Description


The Humane League is an international nonprofit ending the abuse of animals raised for food through institutional and individual change. The Humane League fosters a high-energy culture of teamwork and mission-driven problem solving, and we have earned recognition as Top Charity from Animal Charity Evaluators for all of their rating periods. The Humane League seeks a Fellow with a research background who wants to gain experience collaborating with other professionals and groups. The Fellow will help develop a volunteer recruitment and retainment plan for The Humane League’s Organizing team.


As a fellow, you will:

  • Tackle real-world challenges that positively impact the lives of animals.

  • Develop your professional skills, including research and project management to enhance your resume.

  • Collaborate with non-profit professionals, and build lasting relationships with like-minded activists who share your values.

  • Experience the work culture of The Humane League, and learn what it’s like to work within the animal protection movement.

  • Learn about various volunteer recruitment methods, which are successful, and how to apply them.

  • Gain experience with facilitating meetings, preparing for and executing interviews, and applying research to real-world situations. 


  • Research volunteer recruitment and retainment strategies. 

  • Prepare for and execute interviews with other non-profit organizations to learn from their experience recruiting and retaining volunteers.

  • Maintain detailed records of your research and successes and challenges.

  • Assist the recruitment project team to develop a strategic plan for recruitment and retainment.

  • Schedule and facilitate meetings with other departments within The Humane League to discuss their involvement in the recruitment and retainment plan, as needed.

  • Facilitate meetings with the volunteer recruitment project team and to update everyone on the project, get feedback, and delegate responsibilities, as needed.


  • Exemplify a strong commitment to The Humane League’s philosophy and activism methodology. 

  • This fellowship requires a time commitment of 20 hours per week.

  • The Humane League offers school credit or a paid stipend as compensation for your time. The stipend for this fellowship is $2400.

  • Must be over 18 years old, have a high school diploma, GED, or college diploma.

  • Research experience using various qualitative and quantitative methods.

  • Must be self-directed with the ability to manage projects with multiple moving parts and meet deadlines

  • Display strong attention to detail, good written and verbal communication skills, and an ability to thrive with minimal direct supervision in a remote workplace.

  • Must have the ability to represent The Humane League in a professional manner when communicating with other organizations.

*Please note, this application closes on November 27, 2019.

You agree that the fellowship does not create an "employment" relationship under the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA") or any other definition, and the FLSA's minimum wage and overtime provisions do not apply. This fellowship does not replace or displace any employee of The Humane League, and The Humane League does not derive an immediate advantage from the activities performed by you.

The Humane League is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please email our People Operations team and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.