Volunteer Onsite

How Can I Help?

4 Paws for Ability is always in need of helpful hands onsite at the Training Center in Xenia, OH.  Our volunteer task force consists of people at all points in places in life – from the youngest kiddos, to retirees, to weekend only helpers! This is a highly rewarding way to become involved in community service and we can accommodate many schedules and skill sets!

Some of the types of needs we have at 4 Paws for Ability headquarters include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Dog Care
  • Socialization Of Puppies
  • Basic Training With Puppies
  • Help Around The Facility
  • Help planning and participating in events
  • Other Similar Tasks

We have unlimited opportunities!  Have an idea?  Ask!  Email our volunteer coordinator at volunteer@4pawsforability.org or  Contact us right now through our website if you’d like to make a difference in the lives of families with disabilities by giving of your time and talent.


Let’s Get Started

Ready to become a 4 Paws Volunteer?  We appreciate and depend on all our volunteers and can’t wait to meet you!

To become a volunteer you will need to begin by filling out an application and mailing it to volunteer@4pawsforability.org

To volunteer and/or learn more about 4 Paws, we ask that you take part in an Orientation Tour, and then if you are able to commit to volunteering at least 4 hours a month we ask that you go through a Volunteer Training. Once you have completed a Volunteer Training you are ready to sign up for some of the many areas we can use volunteers!

Orientation Tour Sign Up
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Volunteer Training Sign Up
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Already a volunteer?  Sign up for shifts here.



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