Volunteer Position - Volunteer Data Analyst

Company Overview

The Animal Welfare Data Center (AWDC) is dedicated to leveraging data analysis and modern technology to research legislative, public policy, environmental, and economic aspects of animal welfare in our society. Our mission is to make these insights accessible to the public, empowering individuals and organizations to make informed decisions and drive positive change toward improved animal welfare in all communities.

Position Overview

Position Title: Volunteer Data Analyst

Reports to: CEO

Location: Remote

Time Commitment: This is a part-time volunteer position, and the Volunteer Data Analyst is expected to dedicate less than 8 hours per week to their duties. Flexible scheduling is available to accommodate the volunteer’s availability.

Position Summary:

AWDC is seeking a motivated and skilled Volunteer Data Analyst to support our data analysis efforts. This position offers an excellent opportunity for individuals passionate about using data to drive social impact while accommodating a flexible schedule. The Volunteer Data Analyst will work closely with our team to analyze data, extract meaningful insights, and contribute to our organization’s mission to make these data findings and insights accessible to the public through various methods.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the CEO and COO to understand data analysis needs and objectives
  • Collect, clean, and preprocess data from various sources to prepare it for analysis and storage
  • Conduct statistical analysis and data mining to identify trends, patterns, and correlations based on target objectives
  • Develop and implement data visualization techniques to communicate findings effectively
  • Assist in the interpretation of data analysis results and provide actionable recommendations
  • Contribute to the creation of reports, presentations, and other materials to disseminate findings internally and externally
  • Stay updated on relevant data analysis tools, techniques, and best practices


  • Strong analytical skills with proficiency in qualitative/quantitative analysis and data manipulation
  • Experience with data analysis tools such as Excel, Python, Tableau, and/or SQL (Optional)
  • Familiarity with data visualization techniques and tools like Tableau, PowerBI, or others (Optional)
  • Proficient communication skills with the ability to convey technical concepts to non-technical audiences
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Passion for social impact and a commitment to Animal Welfare Data Center’s mission


  • Sponsored training and education courses for relevant subject matter, if applicable
  • Training to learn, improve, and optimize skills related to data analysis, data interpretation, and project execution
  • Opportunity to gain practical experience in data analysis within a non-profit environment
  • Chance to contribute to meaningful projects that have a positive impact on society
  • Professional development and networking opportunities within the Animal Welfare Data Center community

Training and Support:

Volunteers shall receive an online orientation remotely that includes:

  • Introduction to the core AWDC operations team and our standard practices
  • Volunteer agreement including expectations for volunteers within our organization
  • Training on task acquisition, reporting task completion, and tracking volunteer hours
  • Training on data collection and transfer protocol for remote work with data
  • How to request support and training from the AWDC Volunteer team
  • Obtaining and using an AWDC email – email etiquette, limitations, and best practices

Equal Opportunity Statement:

Animal Welfare Data Center is committed to providing equal opportunities for all employees, volunteers, and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. We value diversity and inclusion in all aspects of our work and strive to create a supportive and inclusive environment where everyone feels respected, valued, and empowered to contribute to our mission. Discrimination or harassment of any kind is not tolerated at Animal Welfare Data Center, and we are dedicated to promoting fairness, equity, and justice in all our practices and interactions.