Volunteer

Interested in volunteering your time to help youth and dogs in need? Thank YOU! You’ve come to the right place! Getting started is easy. 

Volunteer with the Outreach Office

Our biggest need is for volunteers who are interested in helping spread the word about the work we do in the community. This could include helping with events, staffing an information table/booth or distributing event or dog flyers. We even have volunteers come into the office to help with administrative projects! To learn more volunteering with the outreach team, please start a conversation with our office by sending an email to volunteer@pooch.org

Volunteer at the Kennel

Because we are located inside a correctional facility, our hands-on opportunities to work with dogs are very limited. If you are a trained animal professional like a vet or dog behaviorist who would like to volunteer to teach and coach the youth, please email volunteer@pooch.org

The Oregon Youth Authority (OYA) requires volunteers to be at least 18 years of age, complete their volunteer application, attend an orientation, and have a criminal background check.