We’re always looking to expand our group of super cool volunteers, and we want your help.

We are currently looking to fill the positions to the right. Please complete the volunteer application HERE if you'd like to join the team. We look forward to working with you!

All positions require a weekly commitment for a period of at least six months, and all volunteers must be 21 or older. (Check out ways to help if you're under 21 here.) We need volunteers who can be responsible, punctual, respectful, and committed. Requirements for all positions include: Must have good communication and organization skills, cleaning skills, ability to work in a high stress environment, attention to detail, ability to handle animals gently but firmly. Must be able to make a regular weekly commitment and be able to work well in a team environment. Prior experience with animals a plus.  

 

Weekday Evening Shelter Attendant
East Village Headquarters

Spending a little quality time with some dogs, cats, and/or awesome animal lovers is a great way to finish up any day. We are looking for volunteers who can lend a hand from 5pm to 7:30pm on weekday evenings at our home base. Responsibilities include: Cleaning cat cages and litter boxes; various other cleaning duties (mopping, laundry, sanitizing donated equipment, dishes, etc.); feeding, handling, and cleaning up after puppies and dogs on occasion; interacting with the public and answering questions about adoptions and rescue; collecting donations; assisting as needed. 

Weekend Afternoon Shelter Attendant
East Village Headquarters

Check this out — you can sleep in and do good on a Saturday or Sunday! We are looking for volunteers who can lend a hand from 12pm to 4pm on weekends at our home base. Responsibilities include: Cleaning cat cages and litter boxes; various other cleaning duties (mopping, laundry, sanitizing donated equipment, dishes, etc.); feeding, handling, and cleaning up after puppies and dogs on occasion; interacting with the public and answering questions about adoptions and rescue; collecting donations and selling tee shirts; assisting as needed. 

Adoption Event Staff
Petco, UES on Saturdays
 
We host adoption events at two Petco locations every weekend. We are looking for volunteers who can lend a hand from 11:45am to 4:15pm every Saturday at the Petco on 86th and Lexington. Responsibilities include: Setting up tables and cages; feeding, handling, and cleaning up after puppies and dogs; interacting with the public and answering questions about adoptions and rescue; collecting donations and selling tee shirts; walking dogs; assisting as needed. 

Adoption Event Staff
Petco, Union Square on Sundays
 
We host adoption events at two Petco locations every weekend. We are looking for volunteers who can lend a hand from 11:45am to 4:15pm every Sunday at the Petco in Union Square. Responsibilities include: Setting up tables and cages; feeding, handling, and cleaning up after puppies and dogs; interacting with the public and answering questions about adoptions and rescue; collecting donations and selling tee shirts; assisting as needed. 

Veterinarian 
East Village Headquarters
We are looking for veterinarians and vet techs who are willing to donate their time and services once a month at our shelter to help with wellness exams, vaccine updates, and microchipping. 

Photographer 
Various Locations
There is no such thing as too many members of our Paw-Parazzi! These professional photographers snap pics of our animals at adoption events and foster homes to help raise awareness and to help our animals find their forever homes as quickly as possible. 

Application Processor 
Various Locations
If you are detail oriented, good at following instructions, organized, analytical, and want to volunteer without leaving your couch, this is the position for you! We need people who we can count on to help us process adoption applications for dogs and cats. This can be done from anywhere that you have internet and phone access. The faster we can thoroughly process adoption applications, the faster we can place our animals in forever homes... which means the more lives we can save. This position is just as crucial as any other to our team.

Event Planner
Various Locations
Have event experience and creative ideas? We'd love your help! We're looking for volunteers who are independent, driven, imaginative, cooperative, good at following directions, and great at working with a team to pitch and plan fundraisers with us.