Volunteer Pet Food Route Drivers


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


Volunteer Route Driver

Position Location:
PAL Offices

Supervisor: Warehouse Manager

Time Commitment: Volunteer must commit to at least one route.

Goals / Objectives:

Volunteer Route Drivers support our Pets-in-Need program by ensuring that our low-income senior, veteran, pet family and our homeless clients receive food for their pets each month. This job is critical to PAL's Pets-in-Need Program, serving clients and their pets directly.


  • Deliver pet food and pet supplies to client homes once per month (minimum). PAL has weekly delivery routes, serving an average of 10 client homes per each route.
  • Prior to your delivery day, pick up client food bags from PAL's Pet Food Pantry.
  • Contact clients on your route a few days prior to delivery to confirm that they will be home.
  • Be observant and check on clients and their pets to ensure that they are well and that their pets are not in need of any pet services.
  • Complete a report form for each client visit and track volunteer hours.

Work Environment:

  • Able to work at least one four-hour shift per week
  • Lift up to 30 pounds on occasion
  • Some lifting and bending; full range of motion in lower and upper extremities and use of back

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Good customer relation skills
  • Route driver volunteers commit to one route (one delivery day) per month.
  • PAL will require a route driver application and basic background check (free to volunteer), a print-out of your 3-year DMV record, copies of your driver's license and proof of insurance.

Training Requirements

  • Must attend Volunteer Orientation
  • Complete informal training given by Warehouse Manager

Work Shifts

  • Varies but will be 3-4-hour shifts delivering food


  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Community Outreach
  • People Skills
  • Customer Service

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • One delivery day per month plus client calls

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