Volunteering with Pawsitive Change
Pawsitive Change relies heavily on volunteers to keep our program running! There are many volunteer opportunities including dog socialization, shelter selection of dogs, marketing, as well as a variety of office work. We encourage potential volunteers to contact our program to find a job that will best fit you and your lifestyle. If you are interested in volunteering with Pawsitive Change, please contact our program director at Lisa.Porter@marleysmutts.com or call 661-303-2020. We look forward to meeting with you!

Volunteer Opportunities

Office Work
Help with newsletters, mailings, and other office work.

Help the program raise funds and secure donations by identifying potential funding sources, participating in fund-raising events, and identifying potential equipment/food donors.

Socialization Activities
Help socialize our program dogs to homes, children, dogs, other animals, new environments, etc. Stay up to date on individual dogs' training by attending Marley's Mutts adoption events.

Dog Selection
Help select potential dogs for the program by frequenting shelters, temperament testing dogs and notifying program staff of potential dogs.

Team Training
Attend team training to learn about the process of placement for program dogs. Assist with training, arrangements, transportation, set-up, outings and CGC testing.
Graduate Dogs
Conduct home interviews of applicants to assess suitability for adoption of a PC graduate dogs.

Temporarily foster PC graduate dogs to make room for PC program dogs in training. Temporarily foster and assess new program dogs as they make the transition from the shelter to the prison. This is for experienced and approved volunteers only.

Help transport program dogs to or from the veterinary appointments, homes, and animal shelters.

Instructing Inmates
Utilize your experience to present a relevant topic to the inmates. Possible areas of interest include: training, behavior, boarding, grooming, office skills, public relations, life skills, interpersonal skills, etc.

Special Events
Help educate the community by staffing information booths at dog shows and other community events, giving presentations and demonstrations, talking to people in public about the program, and distributing program material.

If you are interested in volunteering, please fill our our volunteer application below: