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Help Wanted at Minnesota Furs

You may have seen elsewhere that Minnesota Furs (MNFurs) are a volunteer organization run by our community. We need the skills and time of those in our community to move forward. We are an educational nonprofit and we want provide an environment to learn new skills to those who are interested. Internships may be considered. Positions are broken down into basic roles and can be combined as interest and skills dictate. This an overall list of our various positions which may have openings. Please look at the list and use the form below or consider contacting us to find out more.

Positions in Minnesota Furs

  • Board Candidate(s) – Elected for two year terms. This nonpaid volunteer holds a fiduciary responsibility to the community, develops a vision, and drives Minnesota Furs to meet the mandates created in 2012.
  • Community Relations Manager – An individual who works with and in the community to provide MNFurs information directly and relay community feedback to the board.
  • Content Editor – An individual that reviews content submitted for publication under the MNFurs communications umbrella.
  • Content Managers – An individual that helps create content for events and publications under the MNFurs communications umbrella.
  • Convention Chair(s) – An individual that holds a background as a leader at Furry Migration, appointed by the board of directors, and becomes an officer of the board of directors.
  • Discord Community Manager – An individual who helps come up with social night activities, gauges interest on custom channels, and coordinates with MNFurs Communications Team for fun theme weeks, etc for the Discord. This is for individuals that like being social in online environments! No previous experience is needed.
  • Discord Lead Moderator – An individual who oversees our existing Moderator team. This person helps address any larger issues that may need some coordination between moderators, the onboarding / off-boarding of moderator roles, and works with the MNFurs Communications Team in an outreach for more moderators. Ideal candidates work good on a team. Previous experience is not required.
  • Discord Moderator – An individual that monitors the MNFurs Discord server for Code of Conduct problems and respond to user questions and reports.
  • Events Organizer Lead – An individual who oversees the coordination of event development, logistics, staff training, and media releases.
  • Events Assistant Organizer – An individual who works within the department to work on logistics for upcoming events, works on researching event ideas, and creating new events.
  • Forums Moderator/Managers – An individual that monitors posts made in the MNFurs website forums and takes appropriate actions as needed.
  • Front End Developer with a design background – A developer who specialize in CSS and JavaScript with some understanding of backend language. Prefer to have knowledge to have additional knowledge in SASS, REACT, and WordPress theme development.
  • Furry Resources Training Department – We are hard at work coming up with different training materials from documentation to short videos and recorded screen shares of something training-related. Moving forward, Training is looking for 2 volunteers who are interested in assisting our division with training tasks.
  • Graphic Designer with background in web – An individual who specializes in making website designs and graphic banners. Knowledge in Photoshop and Illustrator like applications recommended with ability to work in html and CSS desired.
  • Help Desk Lead – An individual who manages users, help finds and creates training documents. Recommended skills are Google administration, Google Docs, Google Drive, and Slack.
  • Media Relations Manager – An individual who understands the difference between earned and paid media, creates and fosters media relationships, and promotes MNFurs and the Furry Fandom.
  • MidWinter Frolic Lead – An individual who is an event runner that oversees staff and volunteers, coordinates reservations and supplies, and reports to the Board of Directors.
  • Newsletter Wrangler – An individual who can create a schedule to publish, direct others to meet submission deadlines, and work with partners to trade content.
  • Partnership Liaison – An individual who creates relationships with our partner organizations to facilitate programs, resources, and aid.
  • Photography, Co-Lead – An individual who has a photography background, can work with and direct others to cover events, and oversees organizational needs to manage content requests. More details at MNFurs Photography Co-Head Description.
  • Photographers – An individual who works with a Photography Lead to cover events, content requests, and any other photographic needs. Release forms need to be collected and organized. Photos will be used for the organization and credits will be posted.
  • Quartermaster – An individual who maintains the organization’s assets and storage, assures assets appear at events as requested, replaces consumables as needed, and reports asset conditions to the board as needed.
  • Staff and Volunteers Admin – An individual who monitors inquiries, forwards interested parties to the appropriate manager, and manages lists including RL names, contact information, and volunteer hours.
  • Secretary – An individual who is an officer of the Minnesota Furs Board of Directors with many responsibilities found in the Bylaws. More details at Secretary By-Laws description June 9th,2021.docx
  • Server Manager and Dev Ops – An individual who is able to handle and maintain server resources, update servers, keep security and provide a development workflow. Knowledge of Linux, GIT is recommended and OWASP and security background is helpful.
  • Social Media Managers (Facebook, Twitter) – An individual who tells the story of Minnesota Furs and fosters two-way communications.
  • Treasurer, Minnesota Furs – An individual who is an appointed officer of the Minnesota Furs Board of Directors, maintains the financial records, files taxes among other responsibilities found in the Bylaws and supporting documents. More details at Minnesota Furs Treasury Position and Role-Corporate
  • Treasurer, Furry Migration – An individual who is an appointed position by the Minnesota Furs Board of Directors and reports to the FM conchair(s) maintains the financial records of the convention, supports the MNFurs treasurer, and may have  other responsibilities found in the Bylaws and supporting documents. More details at Minnesota Furs Treasury Position and Role – Furry Migration
  • Treasurer, MidWinter Frolic – An individual who is an appointed position by the Minnesota Furs Board of Directors and reports to the MWF lead(s) maintains the financial records of the event, supports the MNFurs treasurer, and may have  other responsibilities found in the Bylaws and supporting documents. More details at Minnesota Furs Treasury Position and Role – Midwinter Frolic (1)
  • Videographer  – An individual who captures the atmosphere of events (native and chartered) for social media, special projects, and anything else on as-needed basis. Additional duties involve capturing audio, getting releases, editing, and in some cases, script writing.
  • Webmaster – An individual who manages the content and development of the organization’s websites.
  • Youth Program Lead(s) – An individual that engages and supports the youth of MNFurs (17 and under) by creating events and programming within the community and like-minded organizations.

Don’t see the thing you want to do here? Contact us through our form here, we may not have thought of it yet, or have the skills necessary to support it until you came along. For other questions, reach out to us through this form.

Help Wanted - Volunteer Today!!
High Level Questions
First lets ask some basic levels
Are you 18 or above?*

For most volunteer positions you must be 18 or above to volunteer.

For most volunteer positions you must be 18 or above to volunteer.

Are you interested in being a volunteer?*

These are more likely to be one off opportunities usually around an event.

These are more likely to be one off opportunities usually around an event.

Are you interested in being a staff?*

Staff are going to be more long term goals and opportunities in the organization.

Staff are going to be more long term goals and opportunities in the organization.

What makes you interested in volunteering or staffing Minnesota Furs?
Volunteer Opportunities
Lets get into detail volunteer opportunities
What department most interests you at the moment?

(Mark up to three of your most preferred.)

(Mark up to three of your most preferred.)

Most Interested
Second Most Interested
Third Most Interested
Communications
Moderation
Events
Furry Resources
Photography
Quartermaster
Treasury
Web/IT
Which positions(s) are you most interested in holding?
Most Interested
Second Most Interested
Leadership (Department Head / Assistant Department Head)
Management (Division Sr. Lead / Lead)
Staff
Volunteer
Ideally out of the list of department examples what you believe fits you the best?*

If you have to choose a single department position which of these would appeal to you the most based on the title. (note this doesn't mean the position is open or available but helps us to find the perfect volunteer or staff fit in the organization)

If you have to choose a single department position which of these would appeal to you the most based on the title. (note this doesn't mean the position is open or available but helps us to find the perfect volunteer or staff fit in the organization)

Approximately how much time would you like to contribute to volunteering?*

(There is no minimum hour requirement.)

(There is no minimum hour requirement.)

Do you have any experience which could aid you in volunteering for your desired departments?
Personal Information
Furry/Fandom Name*
Preferred name

If different than Furry/Fandom name.

If different than Furry/Fandom name.

Legal Name*

This should match your driver license/ID card. This is used for our legal mandates for being a 501c3. This is not used in day to day your furname and/or preferred name will be used in as much we can legally use as possible.

This should match your driver license/ID card. This is used for our legal mandates for being a 501c3. This is not used in day to day your furname and/or preferred name will be used in as much we can legally use as possible.

Email*

Email address to contact to you with.

Email address to contact to you with.

Email
Confirm email
Phone Number*

Phone number to be used in emergency.

Phone number to be used in emergency.

Any additional details about yourself and comments?
 
 

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