Volunteer

Paws in the City is an all-volunteer organization - which is a nice way of saying that we try not to pay for anything we can get for free!  In fact, almost 95% of our revenue goes towards medical expenses, boarding and training.  We rely heavily on volunteers to step up to the plate and get everything else done.  Almost everyone can help us in some way - most people have skills that they don't realize can help.  Other people develop skills as they get more involved.  Take a few minutes to see if you could donate a few hours of your time each month to help save an animal's life.  

 

Please note that all volunteers who interact with our adoptable pets must be 18 or older. 

PHOTOGRAPHER WANTED:

We're looking for a volunteer photographer to join our team! Do you have a dog friendly studio? Use your skills to help us save lives! Email Charlotte@pawsinthecity.org 

Graphic Designer

We're currently looking for graphic designers to join our team. Email Amy@pawsinthecity.org

Transport

We need transporters throughout the week to transport dogs and cats between boarding facilities and veterinary clinics.  On weekends, we need transporters to deliver animals and equipment to adoption events.  You don't need an 18-wheeler to transport, anyone with a car, truck or SUV can help.

 

Fund Raising

No one holds better fundraisers than Paws in the City.  Our sponsor base is young and young-at-heart and our fundraising reflects that.  We have a personal relationship with almost all of our sponsors and we love getting together to celebrate our success.  Computer skills, artistry, creative thinking, record keeping, and just available time are all resources we need to put on professional quality fundraising events. 

 

Fostering

Fostering is one of the most important, and most appreciated, volunteer activities.  Fosters open their homes and hearts to one or more of our dogs or cats, and bring their animal to adoption events, hopefully at least twice a month.  Staying at the events is optional.  Fosters pay for food and provide love, Paws in the City pays for veterinary attention and medicines.  Fostered animals get adopted more quickly and have less temperament issues - please help.  Click for more info and a list of cats and dogs that need your love.

Volunteer Liaison

PITC receives lots of inquiries from new prospects willing to volunteer their time to the cause.  Help us get these new volunteers plugged into positions that meet their talents and interests.  Computer and Internet access required, but the time frame is up to you.

 

Home Check Volunteers

PITC conducts home checks for all adopters and fosters, and team members throughout the Dallas area and surrounding cities are needed to perform these visits. Whenever a home check is required, the request is sent to all team members; those able to conduct the visit near their home or work are asked to help at their convenience so that all areas of Dallas and surrounding cities are covered. Training is minimal, and a simple checklist is provided to ensure each home is safe and appropriate for PITC animals. We have a strong need for volunteers who can do this in the cities surrounding Dallas and Fort Worth.

Event Director for Fundraising Events

Paws in the City is looking for an experienced Event Director for fundraising events. This person will coordinate with Paws in the City event leads, volunteer coordinators and other Paws in the City volunteers to coordinate and execute all fundraisers for the organization. Will screen interested outside parties (typically companies) that want to hold fundraisers for Paws in the City. Will make decisions regarding fundraisers with other members of the board of directors on the best use of time and volunteers. Assist in negotiation with caterers, venues, etc. Will solicit donations from outside parties for events. Interested parties please contact stacey@pawsinthecity.org.

This person must be located in the DFW area.

 

Events Team Help

The Events Team is always looking for volunteers interested in being an adoption event lead.  As a lead you will be trained to contact the volunteers who have signed up to attend, request the supplies needed for the event, contact the foster team to coordinate the animals attending, and set up the event at the location.  Contact us at events@pawsinthecity.org.

 

Media Communications

We are looking for someone with great writing skills to join our social media team. Contact Amy@pawsinthecity.org

 

Cat Coordinator

Manages current cats and fosters. Contact Stacey@pawsinthecity.org

 

Adoption Screener

Interviews applicants. Contact Stacey@pawsinthecity.org

 

Fixin to Save: Spay and Neuter Clinic Volunteer 

Volunteer at free community Spay & Neuter Clinics.  Events are always on weekends and we have 6-8 events per year.  We need volunteers to help check in pets and owners as they arrive, care for pets before and after surgery, and help pets check out from the clinic. Contact fixintosave@pawsinthecity.org to sign up.

 

If you are interested in volunteering for any of the positions please download and complete the Volunteer Release. If you are under 18, the "junior" form is required. Return completed forms to info@pawsinthecity.org.

Paws in the City is a 501(c)(3) all-volunteer, no-kill organization with the commitment to ending the overpopulation, abuse, and neglect of Dallas/Ft. Worth area dogs. We have no paid staff. 100% of all funds raised goes directly to dogs in need. Our goal is that every adoptable dog gets a loving home.

 

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Please be mindful that PITC is a volunteer organization and our lifesaving efforts are performed in our spare time.  We ask for patience while we respond.

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