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The Animal Pad


The Animal Pad is searching for a couple of dedicated Donations Gurus! We’re looking for motivated and self-driven individuals to assist us in obtaining donations of our most used and most needed supplies! Essentially volunteers who will focus on scouting item donations, and handle all of the leg work on OfferUp, Nextdoor, FB Marketplace, Craigslist, etc. in regards to both finding supplies as well as posting our needs.
It can be a pretty time consuming task, and we need volunteers who can research items that we are in need of and negotiate for free or low pricing. In addition to all of the usual stuff, we’d love someone who could help with obtaining more obscure but also very helpful items/services, such as outdoor storage sheds, and services like junk pick-up at HQ in La Mesa. This volunteer role would include:

  • Scouring sites (such as Nextdoor, OfferUp, FB Marketplace, Craigslist, etc.) for rescue related supplies in at least *LIKE NEW* condition - ex. crates (of any/all sizes), and all of the "normal" rescue stuff, ie. blankets, towels, pee pads, unopened food/treats, slip leads, leashes/collars/harnesses, etc.
  • Communicating and coordinating with sellers, as well as offering a receipt of donation and pick-up option for a seamless transaction
  • Picking up items and transporting to appropriate TAP storage site (will likely always be HQ/care facility), or delegating to volunteers in the TAP Volunteer Facebook group or via Slack
If you are organized, a real self-starter, and think this role would be perfect for you, then please fill out a Volunteer Application on our website: https://theanimalpad.org/volunteer/volunteer-application/

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About The Animal Pad



Mission Statement

The Animal Pad is a non profit, all breed dog rescue based in San Diego, California. We are 100% Volunteer Run, donation based and we rescue dogs primarily from the streets of Mexico.


Here at TAP, we give voice to the voiceless and our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and find them the best homes possible.

The Animal Pad was founded in 2010 and we are 100% Volunteer Run and Donation Based. We rescue dogs primarily off the streets of Mexico. In addition to rescuing, we have an activism arm called TAPACT where we bring the Community together to tackle issues that affect dogs in hopes to evoke permanent change. Here at TAP, we give voice to the voiceless and our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and find them the best homes possible.
If you are interested in any of our Volunteer Opportunities, please head over to our website and fill out an online Volunteer Application: www.theanimalpad.org

Computers & Technology


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Transactions
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Community Outreach
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Organization
  • Verbal / Written Communication


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 21
  • This is an ongoing volunteer role.

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