Volunteer Application

Thank you so much for your interest in becoming a Muttville volunteer. Our work depends on the kind help of people like you. Contact us with any questions you have about filling out this application.




How did you hear about Muttville? Check all that apply.




What relationship does this person have to Muttville? Check all that apply.

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Any previous experience working/volunteering with dogs or rescue organizations? If so, please explain.

Any previous experience working/volunteering with non-profit organizations? If so, please explain.

INTERESTS - Please select NO MORE THAN THREE interests that best suit your qualifications

Please indicate how you'd like to help out at Muttville. Check no more than three interests, and provide the additional information requested for each.

Our foster homes are the backbone of the organization. They provide a much-needed temporary home for a rescued dog until a permanent home is found. Learn more about becoming a Muttville foster parent here. (Link opens in a new window.)

If you are interested in pursuing this opportunity, please a complete a foster application, so we can match a foster dog to you, your home and lifestyle. (Link opens in a new window.)

Muttville holds many adoption events throughout the Bay area where we bring our available dogs to meet the public. We need volunteers who enjoy working with people and are enthusiastic about promoting animal adoption to help set up, talk to the public about our organization, care for the dogs during the event, and promote adoptions.

While it is not required to have a car to volunteer for outreach/adoption events, it helps us to know which volunteers on this team are able to assist in transporting equipment, materials, other volunteers and/or dogs to adoption events.

Members of this team will be on call to transport our dogs to and from adoption events, vet appointments, shelters, and foster homes. On occasion, team members may be asked to perform a home-safety check.

Transport volunteers must provide proof of a current, valid state-issued driver's license, as well as current automobile insurance.

Over at Muttville HQ, volunteers are crucial in helping to keep our administrative systems maintained and functioning well. We need help with everything administrative, including data entry, mailings, correspondence, and many other day-to-day tasks.

Muttville holds a number of special fundraising events throughout the year that are a major source of our revenue. We need volunteers to help in every stage of planning and facilitating these special events.

Muttville's "Seniors for Seniors" program matches our senior dogs with senior citizens. This program has great growth potential and needs development now. We are looking to build a strong program team that will include volunteers to help create the program handbook, identify and connect with pet-friendly senior homes, and implement adoption counseling for seniors and other components of this unique program.

If you have an interest and skill in social media networking, graphic design, production, web or app development, copywriting, photography, videography, or online marketing, Muttville could use your talents for the creation of print/web marketing collateral (flyers, posters, ads, merchandise, web banners/mini-sites, dog profile descriptions, photos, videos), and social media networking (writing/posting to our Twitter, Facebook, blog).

Muttville gets a good deal of press, but we need folks who have some experience reaching out to media. We're looking for folks who can write and distribute press releases, newsletters, etc.

Muttville offers support to our new adopters and foster homes. We are looking for certified dog trainers and behavioral specialists to work directly with our new adopters and foster families.

We need help keeping Muttville HQ clean, safe, and operational. Shifts are available 7 days a week working at the Muttville HQ in San Francisco's Potrero Hill neighborhood, with occasional visits to other foster homes. Volunteers on this team must be willing to pick up and clean up after dogs, and bathe and walk dogs. We ask for a commitment of at least three hours per week. Any experienced veterinarian technicians, contractors, handy-persons or landscapers are encouraged to join us, as well!

Muttville gets a LOT of much-needed donations of supplies and equipment for the pooches, and we desperately need skilled organizers to set up and maintain a simple, easy-to-use system. Volunteers will work on a weekly basis to cull through, organize, and maintain the supplies that live in the Muttville garage and office.


Why are we asking for this? Many companies match the volunteer efforts of their employees with dollar donations. If yours does, we want to take advantage of their generosity. After all, it's all for the dogs!