We're thrilled you want to get involved with PAW Team as a volunteer! The first step is coming to one of our volunteer orientations.
Upcoming Orientation Dates
If you plan to attend an orientation, please RSVP to Nicole at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, September 10th at 6:00 pm
Tuesday, October 15th at 6:00 pm
Wednesday, November 13th at 6:00 pm
Orientations are held at our location at 1718 NE 82nd Ave. Portland, OR 97220. The entrance to the parking lot is on NE Broadway. Orientation typically lasts 1 to 1.5 hours.
General Volunteer Tasks
Supply Distribution for Clients
We have a food bank and supply room that is open to our clients Tuesday through Thursday from 10am to 3pm. During those days we need a volunteer in charge of distributing food and supplies to our clients. This is a great way to get to know our clients and really help the community.
Administrative help is always needed! This could include filing paper records, calling our clients with reminders for upcoming appointments, transcribing voicemails, and more. Basic comfort with computers is helpful, but not necessary.
We are always in need or written stories about our clients and their pets! We are looking for volunteers to spend some time with our clients while they wait for their clinic appointment and ask them a few questions about their pets and how they got to PAW Team.
Love taking pictures of adorable pets and their people? Pictures are the best way to tell PAW Team's story and we need as many pictures as we can get. We aim to have a photographer at every clinic. You can always borrow one of our iPhones if you don't have a fancy camera.
Our clients often struggle with reliable transportation. Therefore, we offer transportation services for pets only (we do not transport clients) to and from surgery appointments (primarily spay/neuter). We require you to have a reliable vehicle, proof of current insurance, and a valid driver's license. Transport times are typically a morning drop-off and afternoon to evening pick-up. However, these times can be flexible with enough notice.