Volunteer Opportunities

Every minute you spend helping us is one more minute we can spend helping our patients. Our volunteers impact our success at every level. Your valuable time translates to better care for our patients, improved community programs and strengthens the human animal bond. Thank you for choosing to volunteer with us.

Become a Volunteer Today

Volunteers must be at least 18 years old or 16 - 17 years old and accompanied by a parent. 

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Will I work with animals?

Because our patients are critically sick or injured, volunteers do not work on the hospital floor. 

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How Can You Help?

On-call Animal Transport Facilitator

Over 1,100 strays are brought to DoveLewis every year and we need your help shuttling them to shelters. This “on-call” volunteer opportunity is a great way to have a direct impact on the animals we serve.


Event Support

We host a variety of fundraising events throughout the year to support our community programs and the animals and people they serve. The participation of volunteers makes them possible. We couldn’t do it without you.


Holiday Food

Our hospital staff works every day, even on holidays. The holidays are always very busy and having food available is a great way to support the staff and the work they’re doing.


Community Outreach

Spread your love for DoveLewis at events around Portland, including the Tour de Lab, Pride Northwest and more!


Pet Loss Support Greeter

Provide ongoing support to the Pet Loss Support Program. We need greeters to help clients access the building, answer questions and provide a warm welcome When meetings are held on evenings and weekends.