We are volunteers who hold many different jobs in "real" life teachers, lawyers, homemakers, government workers, retirees. We are not "professionals" in animal behavior or training or health, although we have -- and use -- contacts with those who are.
If you have time to spare on a regular or an occasional basis we can use your help.
How Can You Help?
Complete our Volunteer ApplicationAND stop by one of our clinics so we can meet with you (and vice-versa) so you can get a better understanding of how we operate and our approaches.
NOTE: Peppertree is an organization that is spread out over a wide geographical area. We are extremely dependent on e-mail for our communications and coordination. If you do not have an e-mail account, you will need to check our web site for updates on adoption clinics and special events. You may wish to also consider volunteering with other rescue groups in the area that may be more centralized.
The volunteers who work with Peppertree are generally highly self-motivated. The usual way that people have successfully volunteered with Peppertree is to meet us at our clinics and see how we operate. While support for new volunteers exists, it is primarily via e-mails and clinics. If you live too far away to attend clinics, it is vital that we be able to have e-mail contact with you.
Types of activities that our volunteers handle:
Communications - Help with our newsletter, help with mailings, assist with public relations, communicate with prospective adopters.
Help at Adoption Clinics - Walk dogs, talk to potential adopters, transporting dogs to and from clinics.
Fostering - Foster homes are desperately needed. If you can foster a dog for a couple of days, a couple of weeks, or longer, it would be a tremendous help.
Fund Raising - Assist with planning and implementing Peppertree fund raising activities.
Transportation - Assist with transporting dogs to and from veterinary clinics, kennels, foster and adoptive homes.
Please Note: While Peppertree encourages those with the love for animals to assist our efforts, we are unable to use the efforts of those who are under 18 years of age due to liability concerns and the limits of our insurance coverage. The one exception, is that those between the ages of 15 and 18 years of age can assist in helping at our adoption clinics, if accompanied by an adult or given special permission by the Board of Directors.