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

To apply via the mail

  1. Download and complete the Volunteer Application
  2. Mail the completed application to:
    Paws and Think, Inc.
    c/o Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP
    ATTN: Volunteer Application
    1346 N. Delaware St.
    Indianapolis, IN 46202-2415

When your background and application check have been processed, our New Volunteer Liaison will contact you to provide more information about getting started.

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 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
  • Wednesday, June 23 – 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.