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


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

Come and play with us


Qualifications/Requirements: No experience necessary (we will train you!), but experience managing a team is always helpful. You need to know how to inspire and motivate volunteers, while making them feel valued. Ideally, you will have a minimum of 3-5 hours per week to dedicate to this important role.

What DC PAWS provides : We provide training as well as a Volunteer Handbook and a guide to the Volunteer Screening process.

How does the process work: Each week, you will identify volunteer needs by working with rescue leadership and specific adoption event leaders. You will create a volunteer sign up for each event and manage staffing by lining up volunteers for each slot needed (mostly managed over email). You will also manage a small team of volunteer screeners and assign volunteer applications to them. Finally, you will organize and lead periodic volunteer training classes (can be done over Google Hang-out or in person). You will have latitude to design a volunteer program you see appropriate once you have a good sense of the rescue and our needs.

How we are different than other rescues: We are committed to 100% positive reinforcement and have a supportive training and enrichment program for our volunteers.

Why you should become a Volunteer Coordinator: As an all-volunteer rescue, we rely heavily upon our volunteers and need to ensure they are properly resourced and supported, while also expanding our Volunteer Screening team so that we can approve and on-board volunteers more efficiently.

To explore this opportunity further, please complete a volunteer questionnaire and indicate you are interested in serving as the Volunteer Coordinator.

About DC PAWS Rescue

DC PAWS Rescue is an all-volunteer, foster-based 501c3 rescue that saves stray, neglected, unwanted and abused animals from rural animal control facilities and places them in safe and loving foster and adoptive homes in the Washington, DC area.

We believe there is more to rescue than placing shelter animals into forever homes. We believe that rescue should support the people who support the rescue, and support the needs of the dogs and cats on their journey to a forever home.


  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Project Management
  • Relationship Building

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • of 3-5 hours per week
  • No experience necessary (we will train you!), but experience managing a team is always helpful.

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