Patriot PAWS Service Dogs enjoys sharing our passion for helping veterans and we want our volunteers to feel welcome and involved in the process of placing service dogs with disabled American veterans.
Our organization recognizes the importance of building strong relationships within our community through an engaging and dynamic volunteer program that supports our Patriot PAWS mission. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is 100% privately funded, it is essential to our success to utilize a strong volunteer force to accomplish our mission.
To accomplish this, we strive to offer volunteer opportunities in most areas of the organization and are always looking for new and innovative ways to engage our volunteers. Patriot PAWS has a very small paid staff and relies heavily on the generous time donation of our volunteers to keep administrative costs low while continuing to accomplish our mission.
All volunteers must complete a volunteer application and attend orientation prior to serving any volunteer hours. Orientations are held once per month at the Training Center in Rockwall, TX. During orientation you will: tour the facility, meet staff members, learn the history and mission of Patriot PAWS, find out the various areas in which you can volunteer and see a demonstration of what we train the dogs to do to help disabled veterans. It always concludes with a Q&A session with Patriot PAWS Staff.