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How Volunteers Save Lives at MAS

There are four key ways you’ll save lives while volunteering with Memphis Animal Services. Choose one area you’re most passionate about, or volunteer in some or all these areas:

Keeping Families & Pets Together

  • Volunteer in our Pet Resource Center, which assists pet parents with supplies and services they need to keep their pets instead of surrendering them to the shelter
  • Deliver pet food and supplies to homebound pet parents in need
  • Deliver medications to vet clinics so that our adopters have what their new pets need
  • Volunteer remotely posting lost/found pets to various social media networks
  • Volunteer remotely as a Lost/Found Detective comparing lost/found posts to shelter pets
  • Attend events as part of the Tag Team, engraving free pet ID tags and giving away free collars to pet parents

    Keeping Our Pets Happy & Healthy

    • Dogwalking
    • Dishwashing & laundry
    • Socializing cats
    • Preparing and distributing in-kennel enrichment for dogs and cats
    • Outdoor play time for dogs
    • Assisting staff with dog playgroup
    • Assisting with field trips
    • Keeping volunteer whiteboards updated with current dog population

      Finding New Homes for Pets

      • Matchmaking for potential adopters and foster parents
      • Greeter and front desk assistant
      • Pawparazzi – adoptable pet photography and videography
      • Adoption sendoff volunteers (to help explain adopter benefits, etc.)
      • Deadline Plea dogs networking
      • Remote data entry to list pets on petfinder.com and adoptapet.com
      • Foster program support

        Multiply Our People Power to Help More Pets

        • Send thank-you letters to donors
        • Set up and man MAS table at offsite events
        • Facilitate Level 2 Cat Volunteer Course
        • Facilitate Level 2 Dog Volunteer Course
        • Mentor new volunteers on first shifts
        • Lead programs (i.e. Level 3 volunteers are in charge of Foster Field Trips on a given day of the week)