Volunteer

Volunteers are the backbone of our organization, and we rely on our extensive and committed network of volunteers to carry out our important work. If you love working with people and pets, then PAWS NY might be the right organization for you!  We have a wide range of available opportunities available, including:

  • Housecall Program: provide care for a client’s pet in their home, such as dog walking or helping with the litter box
  • Pet Pantry/On-Call Program: collect/distribute pet food/supplies, become a Pet Pantry Sponsor, transport pets to the vet, and other one-off client needs
  • Foster Care: foster an animal in your home when a client is hospitalized
  • Events and Outreach: assist at events and help to raise awareness for our mission
  • Professional Expertise: offer your unique professional skills to help grow our organization

Volunteer Requirements:

  • All volunteers must attend an orientation session before being matched with a client.
  • All volunteers must be at least 18 years old.
  • Housecall volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of 1 on-going assignment per week for at least 6 months.
  • Foster Care volunteers must show proof of pet friendly housing and must provide updated vet records for pets in your home.

*If you have any questions about our volunteer requirements, please contact us at info@pawsny.org or 212.203.4760.

Register for an Upcoming Volunteer Orientation Session in the sidebar.

If you’re interested in volunteering but can’t attend the available orientation sessions, please contact us at info@pawsny.org and we’ll make sure to notify you as soon as we schedule our next session.

Attention trained volunteers!

To see the most up-to-date list of client needs, please click on the following link: 2014.04.08 client needs

Email us at scheduling@pawsny.org if you’d like to sign up for any of these assignments.  Thank you!

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