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Volunteer Program



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THANK YOU for being
AWESOME VOLUNTEERS!

Palm Valley Animal Center/The Laurie P. Andrews Paws Center welcomes anyone willing to donate their time to the homeless & abandoned animals of the Rio Grande Valley. For the safety of the animals, volunteers, guests, and staff; completion of the Volunteer Program Registration process is required prior to volunteering at PVAC/PAWS.

PVAC/PAWS VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION PROCESS
1. Meet age requirements
2. Complete the online Volunteer Application Form,
     select orientation date, & pay Registration Fee
3. Attend Volunteer Orientation on selected date, see Orientation Policy

ORIENTATION & FEE POLICY
All attendees, including Junior Volunteers, must complete the Volunteer Registration Process prior to volunteering.

In consideration of the people who show up on time for orientation, we will start promptly at the designated time and will not allow those who arrive late to attend orientation. Additionally, we will not transfer your registration fee to a later date if you arrive late or fail to attend. We recommend arriving at least 10 minutes before the start of orientation to fill out the required paperwork. No spots will be available for walk-in attendees.

Parents who would like to bring their children in as Junior Volunteers can complete the required paperwork at orientation. Unfortunately, we can not accommodate children under the age of 6. Please check out our Education Program for other options.

The ONE TIME NONREFUNDABLE REGISTRATION FEE will guarantee a seat at the Volunteer Orientation you select, this fee helps cover the monthly cost of the volunteer management system, Volgistics, which is use to track individual and overall volunteer hours. Payment must be made prior to the selected orientation date & time.

Registration Fee is $20 & can be paid online using the PayPal link below:

Registration fees help PVAC/PAWS continue to provide volunteers with a meaningful and fulling volunteer experience. If the registration fee constitutes a financial hardship for you, you may request a fee waiver by contacting volunteer@pvaconline.com.

POST REGISTRATION
After submitting the online Volunteer Application Form, a confirmation email will be sent with the selected orientation date. Please bring a copy of the confirmation email & registration fee receipt to orientation*.  

*Minors ages 16 & 17 must print the Volunteer Service Agreement, have their parent/guardian sign the form, & bring the completed form to orientation. Without the form minors will not be able to start volunteering.

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PVAC/PAWS VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
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For more information and/or questions, please contact:
Volunteer Program
956-720-4563
volunteer@pvaconline.com

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