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Paws and Think, Inc.

Reading Education Assistance Dogs program
The R.E.A.D. program in action in the 2nd grade at a Lawrence Township elementary school.

Thank you for your interest in Paws & Think, a leader in using the Human-Animal Bond to enhance lives in the Indianapolis community. We are currently looking for volunteers for program and organizational support.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR ORGANIZATION SUPPORT


WE ARE CURRENTLY LOOKING TO EXPAND SEVERAL COMMITTEES WITHIN PAWS AND THINK, INC.

  • Chair a fund-raising activity
  • Volunteer for a committee (Events, Volunteer Recognition, Fundraising, Marketing)
  • Provide articles and photos of current activities and interests
  • Help maintain our database
  • Become a Reading Buddy to support our in-school R.E.A.D. programs
  • Assist in gathering and analyzing program support data
  • Assist with Program Development or Volunteer Management

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

  • For those who have the desire to help but lack the time, consider making a tax-deductible donation to Paws and Think, Inc.

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About Paws and Think, Inc.

Location:

1346 N Delaware St, INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46202, US

Mission Statement

Improving lives through the power of the human-dog connection.

Description

Our Youth-Canine Programs serve youths who need a "paw up." The youths may be academically or behaviorally challenged, disconnected, lacking a positive self-image, incarcerated, at-risk for suicide, or just searching for something that resonates with them. The life skills they learn help prepare them to be responsible employees, effective parents, leaders, and well-adjusted citizens. The dogs they train, many of which are stray, neglected or abused, also benefit by learning basic obedience skills and socialization that make them more adoptable.

Our Therapy Dog Programs serve individuals of all ages who benefit from interacting with a dog. We provide therapy dog visits for children and adults at various partner venues around Central Indiana including schools, libraries, hospitals and more! Our Paws to Read programs help children improve their literacy skills, while our Paws to Heal programs provide comfort and support to staff, patients, and families in all types of healthcare facilities. We also have specially trained crisis response teams who are on-call to provide support for community crises through our Paws to Comfort program, and individuals located anywhere can participate in our virtual Paws to Connect program to receive a one-on-one virtual visit from a therapy dog.

Animals
Children & Youth
Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Indianapolis and Surrounding CommunitiesCarmel, Noblesville, Westfield, Zionsville, AvonPlainfield, Greenwood, Greenfield, ShelbyvilleINDIANAPOLIS, IN 46202

(39.77948,-86.17009)
 

SKILLS

  • Photography
  • Administrative Support
  • Fundraising
  • Animal Therapy
  • Program Management
  • Crisis Intervention

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • As much time as you would like to commit!

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