​Volunteer 

Please note that we have tours only 3-4x per month and they are booked through the end of May

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!

For volunteers under the age of 10, please visit our Junior Volunteer page for more information! Our general volunteer program is for ages 10 and over. All volunteers between 10 and 15 years old must volunteer with a parent or guardian over 21 years old. Volunteers 16 and over may volunteer on their own.

The first step towards volunteering is taking our General Orientation!

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 tour date.

Bring them with you on the day of your tour (after orientation is completed).

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.

General Orientation - Read Directions Carefully!

Please click the "Buy Now" button below and select the number of volunteers that will be watching the orientation. Once payment is complete, click "Return to Merchant Site" and it will bring up the orientation video. This $5 donation helps support our volunteer program and includes your badge and whistle!

 

**Please allow 30 minutes for the general orientation. Once you start the videos you will not be able to close the tab and start off where you were, they have to be watched in one sitting. You are able to pause them as long as you don’t close the window!**

Please note that we have tours only 3-4x per month and they are booked through the end of May

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. Donate $5 for your badge and whistle.

  2. Take the General Orientation.

  3. Sign up for a tour. Please arrive before your tour is scheduled to begin. TOURS START AT SCHEDULED TIME AND YOU CANNOT JOIN AFTER THE TOUR HAS BEGUN.

  4. Complete 3 Rescue Assisting Hours (RAHs).

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

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

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

Questions about volunteering?
Email: volunteer@pawscrossedny.org

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