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Current Volunteer Requests

Volunteer at PAWS of Coronado

Volunteering with PAWS is personally fulfilling and helps us save the orphaned cats and dogs of Coronado. Our volunteers are the driving force behind our organization and each task performed by our volunteers is critical to the organization’s success, welfare of the pets and finding them their forever homes.

Whenever a volunteer position opens up, it will be posted on this page. If the position you are interested in is not listed here, we do not currently need volunteers for that task. Check back often for new opportunities and to see if one is the purrfect fit for you!

Listed below are the current volunteer opportunities available with PAWS of Coronado.

If you have any interest in helping PAWS with any of these tasks, please complete and submit the form at the bottom of this page and someone will be in touch with you.

PLEASE NOTE: You must be 18 years or older to work directly with the cats and dogs at the Coronado Animal Care Facility as per the guidelines of the City of Coronado.

Join the CAT (Cat Adoption Team)!

Cat Petters Needed

Come pet, snuggle with, play with, brush and socialize cats!

We are looking for a few cat savvy people to help the new cats acclimate to the cat community rooms and build their trust and confidence. And all of the cats need the loving touch of people to keep them happy and healthy and social – this all works to make the cats the friendliest paws in San Diego County so that they can find their purrfect home.

Volunteers come interact with the felines twice a day. The morning shift runs from 10:00 am to 11:00 am and the afternoon shift runs from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

We currently have openings for the Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday morning shifts.

If you are interested in petting cats, please complete the form below.

Cat Strollers Needed

Come join the Cat Strolling Program and get some mild exercise, fresh air and sunshine while helping the cats and kittens expand their social skills.

The Cat Strolling Program gets the felines out of the ACF for some of that fresh air while it helps them meet and greet the public while being promoted for adoption.

The cats are strolled once a day with the regular time slot running from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm. There are two pet strollers available, so there is room for two volunteers per day.

Candidates must have experience handling cats and be comfortable talking to people about the cats.

We currently have openings for Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

If you are interested in walking with felines, please complete the form below.

Cat Adoption Counselor Position Open

PAWS of Coronado currently has an opening for a Cat Adoption Counselor. Cat Adoption Counselors review cat adoption applications, interview potential adopters, match cats to their potential new home and complete the adoption process and process the paperwork.

The candidate for this position must be experienced working with cats and have good people skills.

Previous experience is beneficial, but not required. The Cat Adoption Team will train you in all aspects of the cat adoption process.

If you are interested in joining the Cat Adoption Team as a Cat Adoption Counselor, please complete the form below and we will contact you for an interview.

Cat Adoption Correspondent

An important part of our cat adoption program is making sure that the cats and their new families are happy and healthy. We also want to offer them answers to any questions they may have and any assistance they may need in caring for their new feline.

We also like to get updates and photographs of the cats in their new home.

The Cat Adoption Correspondent will be responsible for e-mailing the new adopters and forwarding any information and pictures they receive from the adopters to the Media Team.

If you are interested in joining the Cat Adoption Team as a Cat Adoption Correspondent, please complete the form below.

Cat Foster Program Liaison

The Cat Adoption Team (CAT) is looking for a cat savvy volunteer to work with the families fostering our adult cats. The position includes maintaining contact with the foster families, following up on any questions they may have, making sure the cats are doing well and staying healthy, and generally monitoring the cat foster experience for both the people and the cats.

The Cat Foster Program Liaison will minimally perform the following tasks:

> Contact the foster family once a month via telephone or e-mail to see how the cat and they are doing.
> Coordinate getting food and litter to those foster families who need either. Please note, there are very few families requesting supplies.
> Handle any issues that may arise with the cat in the foster home – with the help of the CAT.
> Work with Bob Miegl, the head of the CAT if a cat needs medical attention.
> Help to coordinate cat sitting care if necessary when a foster goes out of town.

The CAT will support and help the Cat Foster Program Liaison in all of these tasks as needed.

If you are interested in joining the Cat Adoption Team as a Cat Adoption Correspondent, please complete the form below.

Join the DAT (Dog Adoption Team)!

Experienced Dog Walkers Needed

PAWS of Coronado is looking for volunteers to walk the dogs. Please note that previous volunteer work handling dogs is preferred.

There are two dog walking shifts per day: the first is from 9:00 am to 10:00 am and the second is from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm.

We currently have the following shifts available:

Monday, 9:00-10:00am
Monday, 2:30-3:30pm
Tuesday, 9:00-10:00am
Tuesday, 2:30-3:30pm
Wednesday, 9:00-10:00am
Wednesday, 2:30-3:30pm
Thursday, 9:00-10:00am
Thursday, 2:30-3:30pm
Friday, 9:00-10:00am
Friday, 2:30-3:30pm

We need only those volunteers that can commit to a regular schedule, walking the dogs at the same day and time each week.

If you are interested in walking dogs, please complete the form below noting which day and shift you are interested in the “Additional Details” section.

Join the Media Team!

Please note that these opportunities can, but do not have to involve visiting the animals at the Coronado Animal Care Facility. If you are interested in joining the team, please complete the form below.

Writers Wanted

How would you like to write for eCoronado and/or Coronado Patch?

We have a current opening for a write to post articles to both PAWS of Coronado accounts with these media sources.

We ask that volunteers for each of these positions post articles three times a week and write about the Pet of the Week, cats and dogs for adoption and PAWS events and news. Additionally, PAWS events should be posted to the event calendars on each of these sites. The previous volunteer chose to be responsible for both of these accounts, but we can have one volunteer per account.

If you are interested in either of these writing positions, please complete the form below.

Dog Videographer Needed

Combine your love of filming videos with your love for dogs! PAWS is in need of a videography to film our dogs at play, out on walks and interacting with people to help promote them for adoption. Videos really capture the personality and spirit of the animals and let potential adopters see what the animal is like. By filming our dogs for adoption, you will help us find homes for them.

If you are interested in filming our adoptable dogs, please complete the form below.

Event Promoter

The volunteer joining the Media Team for this position would be responsible for posting our monthly and special events to local online calendars. They would also communicate with event organizers to make sure each event is promoted successfully. Promotion may include sending out blasts to our email list, blogging about the event, posting to social media sites, sending out press releases an whatever other creative methods you can think of ;-)

This position could evolve into helping to plan PAWS events.

If you are interested in helping promote PAWS events, please complete the form below.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with PAWS of Coronado to help the animals in need!

Please choose just ONE position to start with. If you are interested in other positions later on we can discuss that with you.

Please Note: If you check off more than one volunteer opportunity, this will slow down the processing of your application. We would like new volunteers to start off with the ONE position they are most interested in. Once you have mastered that position, you are encouraged to explore additional volunteer opportunities.

Required by the City Of Coronado Police Department
Please check the volunteer opportunity you would most like to do.
Please add any additional information about the position for which you are applying. For cat petting and cat strolling, list the shifts you are interested in. For the Media positions, please note which one you are most interested in.
Have you ever had any previous volunteer experience? If yes, please list where and describe what duties you performed.
Have you ever had any experiences working with animals? If yes, please explain.
Please add any additional information you feel is relevant.
Include Name, Address, Contact Numbers and E-Mail

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4 Responses to “Current Volunteer Requests”

  • Jasmin Vargas:

    Can the volunteer be counted as community service hours for high school?

    • coronadopaws:

      Yes, Jasmine the hours spent volunteering with PAWS of Coronado can be counted towards the required community service hours for school. However, you must be 18 years or older to work directly with the cats and dogs. For those under 18, we do have tasks such as distributing flyers that can be done by those younger than 18.

  • Angela:

    Maybe I’m just not getting this right, but what format do I use for entering my birth date into the volunteer form? I’ve tried several different variations and an error keeps coming up saying “Date of birth is invalid.” I’m over the minimum age required, so I’m not sure where the disconnect is.