Storytelling Coordinator Volunteer Staff Position



Start Date


End Date


Time Commitment

A few hours per week


Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


New York
New York
United States


My Dog Is My Home is seeking an Storytelling Coordinator to join our 100% volunteer staff. As storytelling is essential to MDIMH, the storytelling will develop concepts and work plans for My Dog Is My Home’s storytelling programming including developing films for MDIMH clients upon requests and working with the members of the Co-Sheltering Collaborative to create individual mini-docs about their programming. In collaboration with the My Dog is My Home’s Executive Director, Communications Coordinator and the Co-Sheltering Collaborative, the volunteer’s duties will include: identifying potential video interviewees, interviewing clients, coordinating film shoots; developing story scripts, transcribing interviews, filming and editing video or locating a free/low-cost videographer and film editor.

This position is great for someone who has a passion for social justice; loves creative problem solving; and cares about animal welfare, social issues related to people, and the human-animal bond. The ideal candidate is someone who is interested in a long-term (at least one year) commitment with My Dog is My Home and can contribute about 5-10 hours per week.

Essential Responsibilities:

Take on a wide array of projects based on your interests and abilities and MDIMH’s needs. Sample projects/tasks include -

  • Creating one five minute video for each of the Co-Sheltering Collaborative members (total of 5 - 10 videos)
  • Creating an “about us” MDIMH video
  • Identifying opportunities for MDIMH to engage in film, photo, or written storytelling  
  • Creating a plan for MDIMH to build out their storytelling programming
  • Maintaining a MDIMH photo and story library

Essential Qualifications

  • Familiarity with impactful storytelling
  • Experience with filming, video editing and film interviewing
  • Ability to work with others
  • Compassion, empathy, and dedication to social justice
  • Experience or interest in animal welfare
  • A great sense of humor!
  • Love of continuous learning
  • Clear and timely communication skills

Preferred, but not necessary

  • Experience in working with people experiencing homelessness
  • Familiarity with homeless service systems
  • Experience working with animals or animal welfare organizations



How To Apply

Please send your resume to Richard Encarnacion, HR and Volunteer Manager, with a statement of interest in the body of the email at

People of color, women, individuals who have experienced homelessness, formerly incarcerated people, LGBTQ individuals, and progressive visionaries are encouraged to apply.

Our Hiring Process & Timeline

  • We will review applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
  • We will begin scheduling phone interviews immediately. Your phone interview may be followed by an in-person one-hour interview.
  • If you are invited for an interview, we will ask for examples of your work relevant to this position, e.g. a campaign you created, a writing sample, or other relevant materials.

We would like to have the selected candidate start as soon as possible.