Posted on November 10th, 2020 in Volunteer News | No Comments »

We need volunteers to help out with our therapy dog training classes where dogs and their handlers learn the skills to become volunteer therapy teams with Paws & Think. This is a fun volunteer opportunity where you participate without your dog, and no experience is required! Volunteers help the class Trainer to practice different activities with the dogs enrolled in our training class.

Keegan Connor recently volunteered with a class where she helped the dogs to practice walking calmly with their handlers, get used to a stranger’s touch, and get comfortable around medical equipment like wheelchairs and walkers. In addition to volunteering, Keegan also helps to support Paws & Think through the nonprofit she created, Keegan Cares, which sells bandanas to raise money for our pet therapy programs. You can learn more at keegancares.com.
Click here to learn more about volunteering at one of our therapy dog training classes.

Posted on November 6th, 2020 in Volunteer News | No Comments »

Being a volunteer has its perks!

Brad Kupper is passionate about Paws & Think. As the previous Executive Director of the organization and therapy team with his dogs Jackson and Brewser, he knows what it takes to be a volunteer. Now, he owns Gotcha Covered, a custom window treatment company. He is offering a 20% discount on all window treatments for Paws & Think volunteers and associates.

Additionally, Brad will be making a donation to Paws & Think after each project completes. All you have to do is let him know you are volunteer to receive your discount! Go to gotchacovered.com/north-indianapolis to learn more.


Posted on October 6th, 2020 in Volunteer News | No Comments »

“What we have once enjoyed we can never lose; All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” -Helen Keller

We are extremely saddened about the recent and unexpected death of therapy dog Dickens. Dickens and his handler, Carol Davenport, have been longtime Paws & Think volunteers. Together, they visited many senior living facilities and were one of our first READ certified teams. As a Paws to Read team, they were regulars at schools like IPS 34 and Deer Run Elementary. They also visited at the Washington Woods and Pike libraries.

This video is from our Volunteer Appreciation Event in 2016. Dickens was highlighted during the video. He truly was made to be a reading dog. Thank you Carol for sharing your wonderful boy with so many. He will be missed and remembered fondly.


Posted on April 30th, 2020 in Volunteer News | No Comments »

As we end Volunteer Appreciation Month, we want to send a heartfelt thanks to the best volunteers around. Your willingness to give so much of yourself (and your dogs) makes a difference to so many…over 50,000 people last year, in fact.

You are the backbone of this organization, and we thank you for being the wonderful people (and dos) that you are!


Posted on February 2nd, 2020 in Organization News, Volunteer News | No Comments »

Graphic DesignPaws & Think is looking for a graphic designer to volunteer their skills to our organization! We have an ongoing need for someone to help primarily with our print marketing materials, web/social graphics, event logos, invitations and more.

We are looking for one or two volunteers with design experience (or degree) who are proficient in Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign, and are available to commit up to five hours a month. This volunteer will also be a part of the Marketing & Design Committee, which meets once a month (usually on Tuesday evenings) near 86th & Westfield.

If you are interested in volunteering in this capacity please contact Rhaya Shilts at rshilts@nullpawsandthink.org with your interest, availability, and samples of your work.


Posted on June 9th, 2018 in Volunteer News, Youth-Canine | No Comments »

Do you want to help at-risk kids and shelter dogs? Then, we need YOU!

We are looking for volunteers to help with our Pawsitive Correction Youth-Canine Program at the Marion County Juvenile Detention Center.

Learn more by reviewing the Youth Canine Coach Mentor Description

If interested, contact Kim Trimpe at kimberlytrimpe@nullatt.net.


Posted on March 29th, 2018 in Volunteer News | No Comments »

Do you love to talk on the phone? If so, we have the perfect volunteer position for you. We are looking for a volunteer to answer our voicemails. This volunteer would need to have 30-60 minutes available each day to return calls and enter notes in our google voicemail account. Volunteer should have great communication and organization skills.

Please contact Kelsey Burton at kburton@nullpawsandthink.org if interested.


Posted on March 13th, 2018 in Organization News, Volunteer News | No Comments »

Graphic DesignPaws & Think is looking for a graphic designer to volunteer their skills to our organization! We have an ongoing need for someone to help primarily with our print marketing materials, but there are also opportunities to help with web/social graphics, event invitations and program logos.

We are looking for one or more volunteers with design experience (or degree) who are proficient in Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign.

If you are interested in volunteering in this capacity please contact Rhaya Shilts at rshilts@nullpawsandthink.org with your interest, availability, and any samples of your work.


Posted on April 20th, 2017 in Volunteer News | No Comments »

pettherapyIf you are interested in volunteering your time (along with your pet) for one of the Animal Assisted Activity/Therapy programs, our next available class begins in May! The class dates are May 20, June 3, 10, and 17. (Evaluations will be June 24.) Please remember that prior to class, you will need to contact Nina Esbin at nesbin@nullpawsandthink.org as well as complete and submit an assessment tool. (Pre-registration and pre-payment is required.)

Click here for more information.


Posted on March 28th, 2017 in Volunteer News | No Comments »

img_5623If you are interested in volunteering your time (along with your pet) for one of the Animal Assisted Activity/Therapy programs, our next available class begins in April! The class dates are April 8, 15, 22 and 29. (Evaluations will be May 6.) Please remember that prior to class, you will need to contact Nina Esbin at nesbin@nullpawsandthink.org as well as complete and submit an assessment tool. (Pre-registration and pre-payment is required.)

Click here for more information.


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