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!
DoveLewis has brochures in over 200 veterinary facilities around the Portland metro area. They are largely distributed by volunteers who drop them on their way home from work or school. Help DoveLewis develop and maintain positive relationships with local veterinary facilities by becoming a Clinic Liaison! You will be assigned a specific geographic area and deliver DoveLewis materials - magnets, brochures, etc. - when needed. Reliable transportation is required and volunteers typically spend between 1 -3 hours/month in this role.
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 e-mail. This is an “on-call” volunteer position as the number of animals in need of shuttling varies from month to month.
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.
- Golf Tournament - August
- Multnomah Days Dog Wash - August
- Westie Walk - September
- Dogtoberfest Dog Wash - September
- DoveAdore featuring the Boutiques Unleashed Fashion Show - October
Community Awareness Advocate
Spread your “Love of Dove” as a Community Awareness Advocate! You will represent DoveLewis at events around the Portland Metro area including the Pet and Companion Fair, Bark in the Park, and Pride Northwest. As a Community Awareness Advocate, you will be responsible for providing the most accurate, up-to-date information about DoveLewis - our mission and our programs.
With over 100 staff, DoveLewis has a big need for administrative support. Volunteers with strong office skills can help out Business and Programs staff in a variety of ways: filing donation paperwork, assembling mailings, making reminder phone calls, performing data entry, and more. Most office work is done between the hours of 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Some phone calls can be made from home.
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, holiday themed food (turkey, ham, dressing, mashed potatoes, deviled eggs, pumpkin pie, etc.)
If becoming a DoveLewis Volunteer interests you, please fill out our volunteer interest form