DC PAWS is an ALL volunteer, 501c3 animal rescue, who works with closed rural high-kill shelters where the only chance for the animals there is organizations like DC PAWS.
Currently DC PAWS is looking for volunteer help in the following areas:
Adoption Coordinator: Every dog and cat has a advocate called an adoption coordinator. The adoption coordinator works closely with the animals foster, and screens all applications for the dog/cat. The adoption coordinator also works with adopters during the adoption transition and provides guidance and resources as needed.
Fosters: DC PAWS Rescue does NOT have a facility, so our foster homes are the heart and soul of our organization. They provide a safe and loving environment for the dog or cat while the animal is looking for it's fur-ever home. For some animals it's the first time they have lived as part of a family and really been loved as part of a family. Fosters help make the transition for these dogs and cats!
Drivers: Sometimes our dogs and cats need a little help getting to adoption events and medical appointments. Volunteers to are able to pick up and drop off dogs and cats when their fosters are unable to is a huge help.
Handlers: We often need additional handlers at events to keep our animals safe, and facilitate their interactions with prospective adopters and the public. It's a few hour commitment on a Saturday or Sunday. Events are throughout the DC Metro area.
Home Visit Volunteers: Home Visits are a crutial part of the adoption process, it ensures that the dog or cat is going into a safe and loving environment and that the adopters are fully prepared for their new family member. A home visit takes about 20-30 minutes. DC PAWS provides instructions and a checklist of things to look out for during the review.
Grant Writers: Experienced grant writers are needed to assist us in evaluating and applying for grants that could bring much-needed resources to DC PAWS Rescue and our on-the-ground rescuer in South Carolina.
Foster Screeners: Every foster application is vetted to ensure that the foster homes we're putting dogs and cats into are safe loving environments for the animals.
Please fill out our questionnaire at: http://dcpawsrescue.org/volunteer/volunteer-form/
- Grant Writing / Research
- Community Outreach
- Animal Care / Handling
Good Match For
People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Depends on the position