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Current Volunteer Requests

Volunteer at PAWS of Coronado

Volunteers are the driving force behind our organization and each task performed by our volunteers is critical to the organization’s success.

Volunteering with PAWS is personally fulfilling and helps us save the orphaned cats and dogs of Coronado.

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 to see if an opening occurs.

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 Coronado Police Department.

Join the CAT (Cat Adoption Team)!

Cat Adoption Counselor Position Open

PAWS of Coronado currently has an opening for a Cat Adoption Counselor. Since cat adoption counselors are on-call during their scheduled shifts, it is preferable that you live in Coronado.

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.

Cat Adoption Counselors are on call once or twice a week from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm. If there is a potential adopter at the ACF, one of the staff will call you and you will go to the ACF to meet the potential adopter and work through the process.

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 Petters Needed

PAWS of Coronado is looking for a few cat savvy people to join the Cat Petting Program. Potential volunteers should have experience interacting with cats, be good at reading cat body language and be comfortable interacting with shy cats.

Volunteers come in daily to pet, brush, play with and spend quality time with the cats and kittens. There are two shifts per day. The morning shift runs from 10:00am to 11:00am and the afternoon shift runs from 2:00pm to 3:00pm. Two volunteers are scheduled to pet during each shift.

We currently have opening for the following shifts:

Monday 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Tuesday 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Wednesday 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Thursday 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Saturday 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

If you are interested in joining the team, 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 and be 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.

Although the number of cats at the Coronado Animal Care Facility is currently low, we need to build up our Cat Strolling Team in preparation for the summer.

If you are interested in joining the team, 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 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 or contact Louise directly at 619-435-8247 or dlshirey92118@msn.com

Join the Media Team!

If you are interested in joining the team, please complete the form below.

Bloggers Wanted

Cat Blogger, Facebook Poster & Twitter Poster: blog about new cats available for adoption, cat adoptions, stories about the PAWS cats, and cat tips regarding health and behavior

Event Blogger, Facebook Poster & Twitter Poster: attend, take photos and blog about PAWS events

Help with Social Media Accounts

Maintain the PAWs Pinterest Account

Help build the PAWS Instagram Account

Other Media Positions

Cat Correspondent – contact cat adopters for follow up stories and photographs of the cats in their new home; answer any questions the adopters may have

Maintain the Adorable Adoptables Book – kept at the front desk of the Coronado Animal Care Facility; add new photos and bios and remove those adopted

Coronado Connection – e-mail six photos of cats and dogs for adoption along with their names and stats once a month according to the Coronado Connection advertising schedule

Coronado Patch – post to community board and write articles for the blog; share links on FaceBook and Twitter; post events on calendar

eCoronado – post Pet of the Week and PAWS news and event information; including adding events to the eCoronado Events Calendar; goal is 3 posts per week

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.

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.