We will be re-opening our volunteer program in phases.
Starting soon, volunteers with over 50 hours will be welcomed back!

Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering with us!! We have completely re-vamped our volunteer program, so it may be a bit different from what you expected. The new program ensures that all volunteers are properly trained and increases the overall safety for our pets and people!

The first step towards volunteering is attending one of our General Orientations!

Things we go over in our General Orientation:

  • Getting you familiar with our organization and who we are.

  • How things work here at the Rescue.

  • General safety rules.

  • Brief information on dog and cat orientations.

  • Overview of next steps on volunteering.

Please do not submit these ahead of your orientation date.

Bring them with you on the day of your orientation.

Download Volunteer Waiver
Download Minor Release Form (volunteers under the age of 18)

Parent or Guardian MUST sign the release in the presence of a PCAR Representative. NO EXCEPTIONS.

We are always looking for new volunteers!


Volunteers help with:

- Walking Dogs

- Socializing Cats

- Cleaning 

- Adoption Greeters

- Events

- Property Maintenance

- Fundraising

- Much More!

Steps to Becoming a Volunteer:

  1. Take a General Orientation.

  2. Complete 3 Rescue Assisting Hours (RAHs).

  3. Take the online dog walking orientation (if you want to work with the dogs) and pass the quiz.

  4. Take the online cat orientation (if you want to work with the cats) and pass the quiz.

  5. Work with a mentor (dog walking only).

Questions about volunteering?
Email: volunteer@pawscrossedny.org

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