Frequently opportunities arise for Animal Aid to earn money by providing
intelligent, reliable temporary staff for other people's
events. Our Special Projects teams don't ask for money, they earn it.
In most cases, there is little to no training required, and volunteers
will get free admittance to the event once their shift is over. And what
a fun selection of events we're finding! Car shows, canine
the Portland International Beerfest – the
possibilities are endless. And the clear positive impact of these activities
makes them excellent choices for community service projects.
Why is this good for Animal Aid?
Zero overhead! All money earned goes directly into our programs, and
all volunteer hours have an immediate, concrete payoff.
Is the Special Projects Team a good fit for you? Maybe.
Do any of these apply?
- I'd love to support Animal Aid, but my budget is already stretched to the
- My family/work schedule is very unpredictable – I could help on an occasional weekend, though.
- I'd like to help, but I want something I can involve my family in as well.
- I need Community Service hours right away!
- I want to know that my contribution of time and effort is going directly
to help the
animals, not paying for stamps on a mailer!
How do I sign up?
- If you've already filled out a volunteer application for Animal Aid, we
already have most of the information we need – just send us an email at to tell us which event interests you.
If you've never submitted an Animal Aid volunteer application before CLICK
sign up online* right now!
More comfortable filling out things by hand? Then CLICK
download a Special Projects Team application you can mail
or fax to us.
* Is it safe to send my personal information over
the Internet? Any pages on our site that deal with personal
information are on a secure server (https://), so all transmissions are
Friday, Aug 8th - Sunday, Aug 10th
PIB helps PET CROSS improve the lives of many furry critters in the Portland area. PET CROSS is the local non-profit group who has put on this event annually since 2001. Public support of PIB has helped make a big difference in the local animal community. 100% of PIB's proceeds are donated to help animals. Historically, Animal Aid has dedicated our share of the money to support spay/neuter programs.
Animal Aid will join forces with Indigo Rescue, Feral Cat Coalition and Oregon Spay/Neuter Fund to staff a puppy kissing station and outreach booth at the event. Remember that you must be 21+ to volunteer!
The 2014 Portland International Beerfest is in a new location: Holladay Park near the Lloyd Center(accessible by MAX, and free parking available in a designated lot).
Who do we need:
- Volunteers staffing the puppy kissing station will help monitor people
entering and exiting the puppy area, answer questions and collect money.
- Volunteers circulating the crowd will sell raffle tickets and encourage
people to come check out the puppy kissing station.
- Volunteers at the booth will share information about the organizations,
sell raffle tickets and collect donations.
- We also need volunteers to help set-up the booth on Friday and break down on
Sunday (tents and tables will already be set-up for us). This will include
loading and unloading supplies, setting up the puppy kissing station and
booth outreach materials.
We've got a good number of volunteers scheduled but still have some big gaps in certain shifts:
Friday, August 8th:
10:30am-2:30pm (includes set-up)
Saturday, Aug 9
Sunday, Aug 10
Remember - volunteers get free entry to the event the day of your shift! If you have friend (who is 21+) who would like to join you in volunteering we'd love to include them!
If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please email Kristi Marines (Kristi.Marines@AnimalAidPDX.org) with the shift(s) you would like to fill and if you have a preference for the puppy kissing station, exhibit booth or
Shifts are first come, first serve. We will do our best to honor your
volunteer assignment preferences, but please be prepared to rotate between the different assignments, if needed. Plus, we
want everyone to enjoy some puppy time!
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