Volunteer with us

Pet and Wildlife Rescue loves the amazing support from its volunteers. We often have openings for new motivated volunteers looking to offer some of their time and expertise to help animals in need.

What do Volunteers do?

We have many opportunities for volunteers. Depending on your skills and interests we will do our best to match you with the right position.

How old do you have to be to Volunteer?

All volunteers 18 and older must follow the application requirements.

Volunteers between the ages of 14 and 18 years old must have their legal guardian sign a release on their behalf. In addition, all volunteers under the age of 14 must be accompanied and supervised by a guardian when volunteering.

How to get Started?

  • Join us for an orientation meeting at the shelter at 405 Park Ave. E in Chatham on the second Thursday of each month at 12pm. The orientation takes a maximum of 30 minutes.

  • Complete the forms supplied to you at the orientation.

  • Apply for a Police check (for adults only)

  • Return your forms and your police check to the shelter or email them to volunteer@pawr.org

  • Our volunteer coordinator will review your application and contact you to schedule you in for training.

Fostering with us

If you would like to join our foster team and open your home to an animal in need, please fill out the form below and we will schedule a home visit with you to discuss what fostering is all about.

Fostering can be a lot of fun and can teach you and your family about giving, but also about how easily you can change the life of another being. From the first day a sad puppy begins to liven up and learn what play time is to the shy dog who blossoms into a happy family dog, you will never get bored of seeing the amazing transformation your love and care will bring.

When you foster, you are taking a homeless animal into your home, giving him or her all the care and love he or she needs to become or remain a healthy and balanced pet.

Fosters do not have to pay for any vetting and will be provided with food if available at the time.

A foster can stay at a foster home for a few days to several weeks depending on the situation.

Foster Now!