Thank you for wanting to volunteer with our Rescue! Volunteering with an animal rescue organization is a gratifying experience that is difficult to match. It warms our hearts to see homeless pets become beloved members of families. 

Adult Volunteers

There is much to do at Paws 4 You Rescue, so bring your talents and expertise! We would love for you to be a part of our team. To ensure a more fulfilling volunteer experience, we are streamlining volunteering into the following Programs:

(1.) Buddies 4 Paws – Dog socialization and exercise

(2.) Transport – Getting dogs safely to and from events and veterinary appointments

(3.) Events & Fundraising – Raising the funds to save these dogs from euthanasia and care for them until homes are found

(4.) Retreat Support – Office and labor support at our facility

We are also looking for Program Leaders. Are you organized, goal oriented, dependable, and a good communicator? Do you like people and love dogs? Do you want to SAVE LIVES? We need you!

*All programs require volunteers to attend an orientation before beginning service. Orientations are held monthly and require a donation of $20 to attend.

Click Here to Attend a Volunteer Orientation

Questions about our ADULT volunteer programs? Email volunteer@paws4you.org.

Youth Volunteers

Our youth volunteers are an integral part of supporting our efforts in animal rescue serving as ambassadors of our mission.  

Changes Effective January, 2021:

Please be advised that Petsmart management has made changes to their policy regarding onsite adoption events, and we will no longer be able to provide opportunities for our youth (ages 14-18) to volunteer at the store and showcase our rescue dogs. We realize that this may be a disappointment, and we apologize for that.  We are grateful to Petsmart for our long-standing partnership which began at our inception in 2007, and their support in helping us place so many of our dogs in loving forever homes.  Going forward, we will continue to showcase our dogs at the store utilizing our adult volunteers.

Requirements:

– Must be at least 14 years of age.

New Opportunities as we monitor COVID 19 and beyond:

Youth Program Community Service Options

Option 1: Creating an Online Fundraising Page

  • If interested in creating a fundraising page to benefit PAWS4you Rescue, send an email to youth@paws4you.org expressing your interest
  • You will receive a link to start your fundraising page and additional instructions
  • Have fun customizing your page and be sure to include that all proceeds will benefit PAWS4you Rescue and help us save more lives. 
  • Set a goal and fundraising completion date
  • PAWS 4you will provide community service hours as follows:
    • $200 raised = 10 hours
    • $300 raised = 15 hours
    • $500 raised = 20 hours
    • $1,000 raised = 50 hours
    • $1,500 raised = 75 hours
    • $2,000 raised = 100 hours

Option 2: Creating a Facebook Fundraiser

  • If interested in creating a Facebook fundraiser to benefit PAWS4you Rescue, send an email to youth@paws4you.org expressing your interest
  • You will receive a link to start your fundraising page and additional instructions
  • Have fun customizing your fundrasier and be sure to include that all proceeds will benefit PAWS4you Rescue and help us save more lives. 
  • Set a goal and fundraising completion date
  • PAWS 4you will provide community service hours as follows:
    • $200 raised = 10 hours
    • $300 raised = 15 hours
    • $500 raised = 20 hours
    • $1,000 raised = 50 hours
    • $1,500 raised = 75 hours
    • $2,000 raised = 100 hours

Option 3: Collect Supplies from our Amazon Wish List

  • If interested in collecting supplies from our Amazon Wishlist, send an email to youth@paws4you.org expressing your interest
  • You will receive a link to our Amazon wishlist and additional instructions
  • Your supplies will be used to care for our dogs and retreat facility
  • PAWS 4you will provide community service hours as follows:
    • $25 – $75 purchase = 5 hours
    • $75 – $100 purchase = 10 hours
    • $100 -$150 purchase = 15 hours
    • $150 – $200 purchase = 20 hours
    • $200 – $250 purchase = 25 hours
    • $250 – $300 purchase = 30 hours

Option 4: Promoting PAWS4you Rescue Through School Project

  • Do you have a school project, and do you want to spotlight PAWS4you Rescue as part of your grade?  
  • If so, send detailed information about your project to carolyn@paws4you.org for review
  • Community service hours will be based on the project.

Option 5: Upcoming Community Events Being Planned for 2021 (Details to Follow)

  • Pet2TheRescue Virtual Run/Walk, June, 2021
  • Howl-O-Ween at Pinecrest Gardens, October, 2021
  • Give Miami Day, November, 2021

Note: To receive a letter of completion, students must complete a minimum of 10 volunteer hours.