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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 City of Coronado.

Special Volunteer Opportunity

Yappy Hour Emcee

PAWS of Coronado is looking for a volunteer to coordinate and emcee the monthly Yappy Hour held on the 4th Wednesday of every month at McP’s Irish Pub from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm.

Each evening can have it’s own theme and flavor – it’s up to you. These Yappy Hours are an opportunity for the community and our volunteers to get together and enjoy a relaxing time chatting, eating and drinking.

The Yappy Hour Emcee is responsible for the following:

> Verifying each Yappy Hour with the staff at McP’s.
> Coordinating the inclusion of each Yappy Hour on the PAWS calendar and website with those responsible.
> Welcoming people to the Yappy Hour and orchestrating any activities planned for that evening.
> Having fun!

If you are interested in being the Yappy Hour Emcee and want more information, please complete the form below.

Join the CAT (Cat Adoption Team)!

Cat Foster Homes Needed

Do you have room in your heart and home for a feline, but are not in a position to adopt or just want to help a cat in need?

Providing a foster home for our orphaned cats or kittens helps us save more lives and gives you the opportunity to be a part of our community’s no-kill movement.

Read all about fostering a cat on our Cat Foster Program page.

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 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.

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.

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.