Casual volunteers are always needed for many tasks…
- Transporting animals from foster care to and from vetting appointments, events, etc. when their caregivers are unable to do so
- Picking up and delivering pet supplies such as food, kitty litter, toys and more
- Picking up and delivering event supplies such as tents, tables, cages and more
- Collecting incoming animals upon rescue/surrender; and setting up, monitoring and collecting live animal traps for community stray cat spay/neuter initiatives
- Picking up and cleaning, laundering and sanitizing pet carriers, towels, bedding, etc. from adoption events and spay/neuter clinics
- Photographing activities, events and animals in our care
- Assist with planning and execution of special events (ex. socials, dinners, BBQs, rummage sales, parades, etc.)
- Working at adoption fairs to promote and monitor adoptable animals, answer questions and accept adoption applications
- Working at information booths and event tables to fundraise and promote our services in the community
- Delivering flyers / putting up posters on community bulletin boards
- Baking / crafting for fundraisers
- Repairing / sewing of fabric goods required for animals in foster care (ex. cat hammocks, blankets, pet beds, etc.)
- Repairing / construction of hard goods (ex. coin collection boxes, winter cat shelters, pet carriers, cages, scratching posts, etc.)
Committee members are also needed to carry out our general operations. Committee participation requires a commitment to attend periodic meetings and involves frequent team communication, with committees managing their own volunteer activities and adherence to operational goals and budgets, with oversight from PPAR’s Treasurer and Board of Directors. We have the following standing committees in place which are in need of additional members…
- Animal Care Unit (ACU): Plan, coordinate and fulfill all animal care services – community outreach, intake, vetting, fosters and adoptions; including applicant screening, in-home visits, assessment and placement of animals, and record keeping
- Events: Research, plan and execute events for PPAR members and the general public; including venue and prize procurement, décor, catering and entertainment as required; with the goal of fundraising, networking and public awareness
- Fundraising (non-event): Research and apply for grants/funds to assist with general operating costs and special projects; identify, recruit and manage relationships with PPAR funders and sponsors
- Membership: Plan and execute promotion of PPAR membership in the community, process new and renewal memberships, welcome new members, remind existing members of expiry/renewal, seek out opportunities for membership benefits
- Public Relations: Plan, execute and oversee all marketing, advertising and communications for PPAR; including adoption promotions, website administration, social media, e-newsletter, print media, and press releases as required
- Policies & Procedures: Review, analyze, research and document policies and procedures to guide all operations; and collaborate with all committees and the Board of Directors to ensure conformity with PPAR’s constitution and bylaws
We could not do what we do without volunteers! However much or little time you’re able to contribute will make a difference in the lives of stray and unwanted cats and kittens in our community. We hope you’ll consider volunteering for Pawed Pals!
Click here to fill and submit an Online Volunteer Application (your email address will be required).
Or, click on the following link to open our Volunteer Application Form if you prefer to use a printed form…
- Open the form
- Print the blank form
- Fill in the form by hand
- Sign the form
NOTE: To open the application form you will need Acrobat Reader which is free to download from Adobe.com.
Mail your application form to our office (at the address shown on the form) or drop it off in person between the hours of 8 am – 5 pm Monday through Friday (excluding holidays). We can also accept your volunteer applications at PPAR meetings and events throughout the year. Please check out our news posts on this site for information about upcoming events in the community.
Upon receipt and review of your application form, our volunteer coordinator will contact you within a few days to begin the screening process.
Please check out our general news and events page for notification of an upcoming volunteer information session (held monthly) and please contact us to learn more about our volunteer program! Thank you!
Note: Please visit our Foster page if you’re interested in applying as a volunteer foster to care for rescued animals in your home.