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Paws For Seniors is a growing organization and can always use an extra set of hands. We need people to help in every aspect of the organization, from taking dogs to vet appointments, to soliciting donations for auction events, to walking dogs and helping out in the office.


If you’re in the Bealeton, VA area, you can make a tremendous contribution to Paws For Seniors’ wonderful work by volunteering just a few hours a week. Please check out the volunteer opportunities below and let us know how you would like to help by filling out our volunteer application.

Volunteer opportunities


Fostering

Our foster homes are the backbone of the organization. They provide a much-needed temporary home for a rescued dog/cat until a permanent home is found. Learn more about becoming a Paws For Seniors foster parent here.


If you are interested in pursuing this opportunity, please a complete a foster application, so we can match a foster dog to you, your home and lifestyle.


Outreach / Adoption Events

Paws For Seniors holds many adoption events throughout the Fauquier County area where we bring our available dogs and cats to meet the public. We need volunteers who enjoy working with people and are enthusiastic about promoting animal adoption to help set up, talk to the public about our organization, care for the dogs and or cats during the event, and promote adoptions.


Transport

Members of this team will be on call to transport our dogs to and from adoption events, vet appointments, shelters, and foster homes. On occasion, team members may be asked to perform a home-safety check.


Administrative

Over at Paws For Seniors HQ, volunteers are crucial in helping to keep our administrative systems maintained and functioning well. We need help with everything administrative, including data entry, mailings, correspondence, and many other day-to-day tasks.


Special Event Planning

Paws For Seniors holds a number of special fundraising events throughout the year that are a major source of our revenue. We need volunteers to help in every stage of planning and facilitating these special events.


Seniors for Seniors

Paws For Seniors's "Seniors for Seniors" program matches our senior dogs with senior citizens. This program has great growth potential and needs development now. We are looking to build a strong program team that will include volunteers to help create the program handbook, identify and connect with pet-friendly senior homes, and implement adoption counseling for seniors and other components of this unique program.


Marketing & Promotions - Online / Print / Merchandise / Media

If you have an interest and skill in social media networking, graphic design, production, web or app development, copywriting, photography, videography, or online marketing, Paws For Seniors could use your talents for the creation of print/web marketing collateral (flyers, posters, ads, merchandise, web banners/mini-sites, dog profile descriptions, photos, videos), and social media networking (writing/posting to our Twitter, Facebook, blog).


PR / Press

Paws For Seniors gets a good deal of press, but we need folks who have some experience reaching out to media. We're looking for folks who can write and distribute press releases, newsletters, etc.


Behavioral Training (Certified trainers only, please)

Paws For Seniors offers support to our new adopters and foster homes. We are looking for certified dog trainers and behavioral specialists to work directly with our new adopters and foster families.


Facilities Maintenance and Dog Care / Walking

We need help keeping Paws For Seniors HQ clean, safe, and operational. Shifts are available 7 days a week working at the Paws For Seniors HQ in Bealeton, VA neighborhood, with occasional visits to other foster homes. Volunteers on this team must be willing to pick up and clean up after dogs, and bathe and walk dogs. We ask for a commitment of at least three hours per week. Any experienced veterinarian technicians, contractors, handy-persons or landscapers are encouraged to join us, as well!


Supplies Maintenance

Paws For Seniors gets a LOT of much-needed donations of supplies and equipment for the pooches, and we desperately need skilled organizers to set up and maintain a simple, easy-to-use system. Volunteers will work on a weekly basis to cull through, organize, and maintain the supplies that live in the Paws For Seniors garage and office.


Other

Got other skills that Paws For Seniors can use? Tell us about them and we'll put you to work!


Interested?


If you’re in the Bealeton, VA Area and can give us at least three hours a week for six months or more, please fill out a volunteer application.


Once we get your completed application, it will be sent to the Team Leader in each of the volunteer categories you selected. Your Team Leader(s) will follow up with you regarding details of your orientation, and other important volunteer information.


Thank you!