The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Pets for Vets is a rapidly growing national nonprofit that pairs shelter animals with returning veterans to save lives and to increase the quality of life for those who have served our country. There are a lot of soldiers looking for companionship to battle PTSD, agoraphobia, etc. and a canine companion can do wonders, as you know! (See soldier video testimonials on our website www.PetsforVets.com)
A veteran is identified to receive an animal; an appropriate dog/cat is chosen, adopted, trained and placed with the veteran forever. We are more interested in the quality of the placement than quantity of placements. We are looking for experienced trainers who are interested in giving back. Each chapter has its own chairs/directors and trainer(s).
At this time we are in need of trainers, fosters and volunteers in Southwest Indiana.