Volunteer Opportunities

Dove Lewis
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with DoveLewis! Every minute you spend helping us is one more minute we can spend helping our patients and developing our community programs.

We ask that all of our Volunteers attend a New Volunteer Orientation where we can get to know you, educate you on our mission and give you a “behind-the-scenes” tour of the hospital!  We host orientations once a month at our NW Hospital. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old or 16 - 17 years old and accompanied by a parent.

Please note: Because DoveLewis specializes in the treatment of critically sick or injured animals, we do not offer volunteer opportunities on the hospital floor or with our animal patients; however, there are still many ways you can support us!

Become a DoveLewis Volunteer by filling out our volunteer interest form today!


Sign up to be a volunteer today!

Volunteer Opportunities

On-call Animal Transport Facilitator
Over 1,100 strays are brought to DoveLewis every year by good Samaritans and county officers. After these animals are treated, we need help shuttling them to the county or one of the other shelters in the area e.g. the Cat Adoption Team in Sherwood. Facilitators must have reliable transportation and a daytime telephone number and/or email. This is an “on-call” volunteer position as the number of animals in need of shuttling varies from month to month.

Event Support
Do you enjoy festivals and events? Do you like meeting new people? Sign up to be a Special Event Volunteer! DoveLewis hosts a variety of events throughout the year that rely on volunteer assistance! We have a variety of needs for each event.

Signature Events:

  • Golf Tournament - July
  • Multnomah Days Dog Wash - August
  • Westie Walk - August
  • Dogtoberfest Dog Wash - September
  • Wet Nose Soiree - April

Community Outreach
Spread your “Love of Dove” by representing DoveLewis at events around the Portland Metro area including the Pet and Companion Fair, Bark in the Park, Pride Northwest and many others throughout the year.  Help us provide the most accurate, up-to-date information about DoveLewis - our mission and our programs.

Holiday Food
Our Hospital staff works around the clock everyday, even on holidays. Show your appreciation by bringing them food and homemade goodies on holidays. Finger food or items that can be eaten quickly and on the go are best. Popular food items include: cheese and crackers, chips and dip, veggie tray with dip, fruit platters, sandwiches and foods traditionally served on a holiday.

If becoming a DoveLewis Volunteer interests you, please fill out our volunteer interest form>

Questions? Please contact Jim Gabrio at 971.255.5950 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).