Animal Place Community Engagement Coordinator Petaluma, CA · Part time Company website

The Community Engagement Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing and expanding our community outreach efforts at our Rescue and Adoption Center in Petaluma, CA. The perfect candidate should possess a deep passion for animal rights and veganism, alongside the ability to excel in outreach, event planning, and building relationships within the community.


About us: Founded in 1989, Animal Place is one of the oldest and largest sanctuaries for farmed animals in the United States. As an animal rights organization, we promote the complete protection of farmed animals and a vegan lifestyle. There are two facilities: a 600-acre sanctuary in Grass Valley, CA, that serves as a permanent safe haven for farmed animals, and a 12-acre Rescue & Adoption facility in Petaluma, CA. If you are unfamiliar with Animal Place, visit our website before considering applying:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Community Outreach

  • Maintain a calendar of outreach activities, including community events, workshops, appearances, and other community opportunities.
  • Cultivate positive relationships with various people, including residents, community leaders, local groups, and organizations. 


  • Lead guided public and private tours of the sanctuary.


  • Assist our Community Engagement Manager with planning and executing events.
  • Coordinate volunteers on the day of events. 

Volunteer management

  • Assist with the development and implementation of effective strategies to recruit volunteers.
  • Lead orientations, tours, and other training opportunities.
  • Increase volunteers' understanding of Animal Place, its mission, and the roles and responsibilities of volunteers.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Assist in special projects or assignments as required.


  • Strong interest in and commitment to animal rights and veganism
  • Personable and friendly
  • Extremely well organized: set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress toward goals, and track details, data, and activities.
  • Relationship builder: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others internally and externally to achieve organizational goals.
  • Problem solver: Assess problem situations and resolve issues.
  • Creativity/innovation: Develop new and unique ways to improve the program.
  • Self-starter: can work independently while creating and implementing new initiatives
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to professionally advocate Animal Place's positions on issues.
  • Previous volunteer or paid work in animal protection is preferred.
  • Knowledge of farmed animal issues is preferred.
  • Experience in navigating different social media platforms is preferred.
  • Valid Driver's License and good driving record

Immediate Supervisor: Community Engagement Manager.

Hours/Days: 20 hours/week, flexible schedule, required to work at least one weekend day. 

Onboarding: A minimum of two weekend training periods will be required at our headquarters in Grass Valley.

Benefits: Vacation and sick time accrued hourly. Annual veterinary stipend available after a 3-month probation period. 

Location: Hybrid, onsite location in Petaluma, CA

Start Date: September, 2024 


$22 - $26 per hour