“Hands on” volunteer work that can fit your routine
FETCH a Cure is out and about in the community at all sorts of events. We have volunteers that help at all of them. They help by telling the public what it is that we do. They explain all of our fabulous programs and they hand out information and FETCH swag. We have many volunteers who help in the office when we have huge projects. We have amazing volunteers who help plan our fancy events and then execute amazing evenings. We always say that our volunteers are the very best volunteers around and oh how we mean it!
What we have a shortage of are volunteers to help with our Pen Pals program. This fantastic program serves humans and animals in a way no other program does. The tough part about the program though, are the logistics of getting the dogs out of the correctional facilities when we need to. Usually, we like to get them out for high profile adoption events that are happening in and around the city and, of course, the correctional facilities are far out. We need regular volunteers to call upon to “taxi” these dogs to and from their respective “pens”. This will always be during regular business hours. What we also need is a reliable group of foster homes for these dogs when they are out. Foster stays are usually just for the weekend. We occasionally need longer accommodations, but not typically.
FETCH a Cure provides a crate, food, toys and any other thing a particular dog might need to make his stay comfortable. Most of the dogs in the program get along very nicely with other dogs, and are incredibly well mannered. Besides getting seen, another huge perk of having these dogs in a foster care situation occasionally is that we get to learn more about them. Most of the dogs in our program come from euthanizing shelters in the area, with no record of their history or their preferences. Learning as much as we can about their personalities in a home environment makes it easier to place them in the best home possible. Please consider opening up your home for a weekend guest!