Volunteer Application

To become a Paws & Think volunteer, please follow the steps below.

Step #1

Complete the online background check.

The volunteer background check is $17 payable online via credit card.  This background check is required to ensure we provide a safe environment for all we serve.

Step #2

Complete the online volunteer application

We also accept applications by mail. If you are unable to apply using the online application, please email our Volunteer Coordinator, Lynsey Smith, at lsmith@pawsandthink.org for assistance with our paper application.

When your background check and application have been processed, our New Volunteer Liaison will contact you to provide more information about getting started. Please note that it can take up to two weeks for your application to be processed.

Step #3

Attend a virtual volunteer orientation.

These virtual events are hosted on Zoom and provide information about our organization’s mission, programs, and volunteer opportunities, and go over volunteer scheduling, policies, and procedures.

2021 Virtual Volunteer Orientation Dates:

  • Thursday, January 21 – 6:30pm-7:30pm
  • Wednesday, March 3 – 6:30pm-7:30pm
  • Thursday, April 15 – 6:30pm-7:30pm
  • Wednesday, May 12 – 6:30pm-7:30pm
  • Tuesday, June 8 – 6:30pm-7:30pm
  • Thursday, July 8 – 6:30pm-7:30pm
  • Wednesday, August 11 – 6:30pm-7:30pm

To register to attend, please email Lynsey Smith at lsmith@pawsandthink.org and provide your first and last name and email address. You will receive an email confirmation with details about joining the virtual event.