The outpouring of love and support from the community is underscored by FETCH’s extraordinary volunteers who help us with just about everything! Our volunteers are truly part of our extended family. They donate their time by manning the FETCH info booth at events out in our community; they donate their talents by joining our event committees for our Bow Tie Open golf tournament and Pets on Parade event; they show their dedication and love to the pets in our community by helping with our Pen Pals program and spreading the word about how FETCH can help pets who have been diagnosed with cancer through our Companions in Crisis program; and they commit their voices to the mission by attending all the other fundraising events that we have! These represent just a fraction of what they do and how they help.
If you want to become a volunteer, contact Rebecca at Rebecca@fetchacure.com or call the FETCH office at 804.525.2193 and she will find the best volunteer job match for you based on your availability and talents.
Current Volunteer Needs:
**This is what we’ve signed up for so far–it’s likely more events and volunteer opportunities will arise!
we will be chilling at Carytown’s Watermelon Festival! Please come out and talk to folks about FETCH for a few hours! The event is from 10am until 6pm
–if you could help, 10-1, 1-4 OR 4-6, HOLLER
Pen Pals will be out at Pet Valu Short Pump, looking for love from 4-7pm
! We need enthusiastic volunteers
to help at the event! Please email Emily@fetchacure.com
if you are interested!
FETCH is hosting the First Annual Brew AM Golf Tournament at the Crossings! We need volunteer
helping hands for this fun filled, beer tasting, golf day! We need setup and registration volunteers
from 9am until 12pm; we need beverage cart volunteers
until about 4pm; and we need a shift of extra helping hands from 2pm until about 6pm! Please let me know if you can help!
Pen Pals will be out at the South of the James Farmer’s Market!We need volunteers
to help from 7:30am till noon
! Please let Emily
know if you can help! (and, mark your calendar for our winter market dates: 11/12, 3/18, 4/15 beginning at 8:30am
We need volunteers to help with a private party at the Hofheimer Building! We need servers and bartenders who don’t mind carrying things up and down stairs! This will be a fun event at one of Richmond’s newest hotspots!
Our fall Continuing Education Course: Updates in Geriatric Care will be held at the Science Museum of VA. We need help welcoming veterinarians and LVT’s from across the state!
MUTT STRUTT at Deep Run Park! We need SO many helping hands!! Setup, registration, FETCH booth, kid zone….there are TONS of ways to help! Also, start spreading the word, this year is going to be phenomenal! Great idea for school groups or businesses to start teams and raise money for a wonderful cause!
is looking for volunteers
to do home visits for potential adopters in the Harrisonburg area! If you have a flexible schedule and can help out with finding perfect homes for our Pen Pals pups, please let us know
Pixie’s Pen Pals will be at the South of the James Farmer’s Market in the morning AND at the Richmond Kickers game in the evening! FETCH volunteers are needed at both events! We need folks who can talk about FETCH as well as handle/show Pen Pals pups who are looking for “fur”ever homes!
Please email email@example.com if you want to sign up to help–or if you have any questions!
Pen Pals Program Volunteers
Are you interested in helping a Pen Pals dog, but unable to adopt? Well, there are a few other options that will get you some hands-on interaction with one of our Pen Pals dogs. You can:
- Foster. Foster care may be as short as one night or may last until the dog is adopted from your care. Pen Pals dogs are housed in correctional centers all around Central Virginia and may need a short-term foster home to attend an event in Richmond or a long-term foster home while being treated for medical issues. We sometimes even need dogs to go into foster care just to get some real in-home experience. Foster parents are given everything they need to care for the dog: bedding, food, crate, leash, collar, harness, bowls, and even daycare in the form of the FETCH office.
- Taxi. Because the Pen Pals dogs are housed so far away from FETCH headquarters, sometimes we just need help getting dogs to or from our office. If you think long country drives with playful pooches might brighten your day, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and let her know you interested in helping!
- Handle our Pen Pals dogs at events. Sometimes our dogs just need someone to walk around with them at FETCH a Cure events for a few hours to show them off and advertise their availability as awesome, adoptable, dogs.