VOLUNTEER

We want you to be the next member of our team! PADS is more than ninety per cent volunteer-driven and we thrive off the passion of the people who have decided to join the PADS Family. PADS currently runs volunteer programs in the BC Lower Mainland; Calgary, AB; BC Okanagan & Vancouver Island (Nanaimo)

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Review the volunteer roles below to see how you can get involved in changing lives.

Puppy-Raiser

89Welcome a puppy into your home and your life for approximately 18 mos. Raising a PADS puppy means having a furry companion by your side at work, school, the grocery store and wherever else you may go in a day. This volunteer job is a big commitment, but it is an essential part of socializing our dogs for the working life they will later have with their partner. Puppies will come to live with their raiser at about eight-weeks old, and stay with them for approximately 18 months.

Burnaby: Accepting Applications
Okanagan: Accepting Applications
Calgary: Accepting Applications

Puppy-Sitter

Ari-January-2015-1Puppy-Sitters are approved handlers that step in if a Raiser needs to leave their puppy for a temporary amount of time, lasting from overnight to several weeks. Some sitters will also look after our young puppies before they are old enough to travel as part of our breeding cooperative (8weeks old to 16 weeks old).

Burnaby: Applications Currently Closed
Calgary: Accepting Applications
Okanagan: Accepting Applications

 

Breeder Caretakers

IMG_1270Volunteering for this job means providing a home for one of the dogs in our breeding colony.  Either a female and her puppies (for the first 8 weeks of their lives) or a male that is used as a stud dog. When a litter is “on the ground” someone must be home during the day or be willing to allow other PADS volunteers to stay with the puppies.  These  stable, loving homes are essential to the health and well being of our amazing breeding dogs.

Burnaby: Accepting Applications

Advanced Kennel Volunteers

Pride May 2015 smlThis Burnaby based volunteer role requires committed, reliable individuals who are willing to come to the PADS campus on a schedule to interact with our advanced dogs – this gives them the opportunity to stretch their legs, toilet and get some socialization particularly in the evenings when staff have gone home for the day. Your duties may also include cleaning indoor kennel runs, laundry, washing dog dishes and grooming/bathing dogs.  Shifts in this role can be daytime or evenings, Monday to Friday. We ask that you be a minimum of 18 years or older to apply to be an Advanced Kennel volunteer.

Burnaby: Accepting Applications for Daytime Positions Only

Campus Maintenance

Pride March 2015We are often in need of skilled and general workers to help with small and large onsite projects on our Burnaby Campus. We look for volunteers who are qualified and willing to help us with jobs like gardening, power washing, painting, electrical and carpentry to keep our grounds beautiful and safe.

Burnaby: Accepting Applications

Office Volunteers

BusterII-January-2015-1Our Burnaby office is always a hub of activity!  Some of the jobs include filing, data entry, mail outs and phone calls as well as marketing/communication tasks such as graphic design, videography, photography, writing or website maintenance.

Burnaby: Accepting Applications

Event Teams

staff and volunteers in DeltaEvent volunteers help us in engage with our community – this starts with helping our staff organize and coordinate fundraising and promotional events. Tasks may also include interacting with the public, soliciting items for donation and picking up and delivering goods.

Accepting Applications (All Regions)

Public Education Ambassadors

DSC_0128Your role as this volunteer is key in raising public awareness for our organization and collecting donations. You will be tasked with giving informative and engaging presentations about our organization and what our dogs do. At least one puppy (and their handler) will usually accompany the Public Education Ambassador on their presentations. These presentations are given to audiences ranging from students to community service organizations to corporations.

Accepting Applications in All Regions

BC Lower Mainland

Attend one of our Volunteer Info Sessions to learn more about each position, and ask questions.

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Calgary

Reach out and contact us to learn more about volunteering in the Calgary, AB area.

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All other regions

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