Manager, National Outreach Volunteer Programs
Kimberly Elman manages Best Friends Animal Societys national outreach volunteer department. She and her team are responsible for consulting with and training Best Friends Network partners regarding their volunteer programs. Their goal is to assist network partners in developing strategic, innovative and collaborative volunteer engagement thats integrated into all areas of their organization. Kimberly began her career in animal welfare by serving on the board of a rescue group in central Florida. Before being hired by Best Friends, Kimberly was a Best Friends volunteer for four years, taking on small and large projects with increasing levels of responsibility within the organization. Her experience is a good example of a volunteer taking on responsibilities that were once thought to be the purview of paid staff. Engaging volunteers is a great fit for Kimberlys background in psychology, sales, customer service and training. She lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, along with her canine family members, and enjoys reading, traveling and volunteering at her local municipal shelter. She currently serves as a board member for PAL Humane Society in Las Vegas.