Prison Pet Partnership offers the following volunteer opportunities:
If you are interested in volunteering your time, talent and effort for the benefit of Prison Pet Partnership, please consider submitting an application to serve on our Board of Directors. Please be aware that terms of service for Director positions may vary. There may not currently be an open position; however, all applications are retained and reviewed as positions on the Board become available. To obtain an application please click here.
Help with newsletters, mailings, and other office work.
Help the program raise funds and secure donations by identifying potential funding sources, participating in fund-raising events, and identifying potential equipment/food donors, appeals, annual auction, grants, solicitation
Help socialize our program dogs to homes, children, dogs, other pets, malls, stores, elevators, busses/trains/airplanes, stairs, churches, restaurants, cinemas, parks, libraries, doctor/dentist offices, etc. Stay up to date on individual dogs' training by coming to weekly training sessions.
Help select potential service dogs for the program by frequenting shelters, temperament testing dogs and notifying program staff of potential dogs.
Attend team training to learn about the process of placement of service dogs with their new partners. Assist with training, arrangements, transportation, set-up, outings and public access testing. Help plan and set up lunch for one or all days of training.
Observe or conduct home visits and public access tests with service dog teams. Assist with interviews of applicants. Help plan and organize service dog team meetings, reunions and events.
Conduct home interviews of applicants to assess suitability for adoption of a paroled pet.
Temporarily foster paroled pets to make room for service dogs in training at the facility. Temporarily foster and assess new program dogs as they make the transition from the shelter to the training facility. This is for experienced and approved volunteers only.
Help transport program dogs to or from the veterinary appointments, homes, and animal shelters.
Help out and gain some experience at the same time by walking boarding dogs in the field at the PPP kennel facility.
Utilize your experience to present a relevant topic to the inmates. Possible areas of interest include: training, behavior, boarding, grooming, office skills, public relations, life skills, interpersonal skills, etc.
Help educate the community by staffing information booths at dog shows and other community events, giving presentations and demonstrations, talking to people in public about the program, and distributing program material.
Interested in volunteering? Please fill out an application.
If you are interested in volunteering, please download our Volunteer Application.