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 Opportunities: Outreach, Events, Office Support


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!

If you are interested in volunteering, please complete our volunteer application now. LINK to form.

If you are interested in volunteering at the Dog Wash event on August 13, complete this interest form. Link to form.

If you have questions about volunteering, email 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.

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.

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.

Please note, our ability to have volunteers at the kennel is extremely limited right now due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.