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.
Pawz for Kids is a "therapy dog" program which provides abused children with the ability to interact with gentle, specially-trained dogs, providing a unique opportunity for healing and acceptance.
Obedience training is the first requirement for a prospective Pawz for Kids volunteer team (dog and handler). A temperament-test by the dog trainer will be requested. Finally, the dogs are tested and certified by Therapy Dog International, Inc. Handlers must be able to pass a background check and complete a training course on providing crisis intervention with child-victims and their families.
Animal Care / Handling
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
Driver's License Needed
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
Non-Discriminatory and Able to Maintain Confidentiality