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Volunteer Dog Transport Driver

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ORGANIZATION: Muddy Paws Rescue

  • 38 people are interested
Two Pups!
Two of our pups at an event!

*Opportunities available Monday - Friday and weekends.

Time Commitment: 1 - 3 hours per week

Description: Our dogs need help getting from their shelter of origin to their new foster home, vet appointments, training sessions, or adoption events. The Volunteer Dog Transport Driver position is perfect for any dog-loving human in/near the five boroughs with access to their own vehicle who wants to donate a little of their time and driving skills to make a tremendous difference in animal welfare.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure each dog travels comfortably and safely and arrives on time to their destination.
  • Maintain communication with MPR staff and foster parents for assigned trips.
  • When representing MPR, volunteers are asked to embody our core values of being positive, welcoming, responsive, and supportive.
  • Submit availability weekly to MPR staff.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Access to own vehicle.
  • Has a valid driver's license.
  • Proof of annual inspection, registration, and insurance policy as needed.
  • Maintain regular vehicle maintenance to ensure the safety of yourself and the dogs.
  • Must love dogs!
Types of Local Rides:
  • Transport a dog from our partner shelters in NYC to their new foster home.
  • Transport a dog from their foster home to their vet appointment.
  • Transport a dog to a weekend adoption event or weekday adoption meeting.
Types of Long Distance Rides:
  • Transport a dog to our partner trainers in the Tri-state area.
  • Meet our transport crew in New Jersey or Pennsylvania to welcome our incoming dogs and help transport them to our new Hell's Kitchen headquarters.
Reports to: Volunteer Program Manager

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About Muddy Paws Rescue


821 9th Ave, New York, NY 10019, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Muddy Paws Rescue is to build and support a thriving community of dog-loving humans dedicated to ending the unnecessary euthanasia of companion dogs. We do this through shared learning and education, direct lifesaving, and continuous innovation.


At Muddy Paws Rescue, we strive to be positive, welcoming, supportive, and responsive. We believe in rescue done right and commit our volunteers, fosters, adopters, and supporters to be thorough, reasonable, and responsible in every way. We are a network of foster homes and rescues, aim to place 1,000 dogs in their forever homes per year.


Advocacy & Human Rights
Advocacy & Human Rights, Animals, Community


We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations New York, NY 10019



  • Transportation
  • Veterinary
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Delivery
  • Community Outreach
  • People Skills


  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • 1 - 3 hours per week
  • Access to own vehicle Proof of annual inspection, registration, and insurance policy as needed Maintain regular vehicle maintenance to ensure the safety of yourself and the dogs

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