Volunteer For TWS

Become a Volunteer

Volunteers are an integral part of TWS . We’re always looking for motivated individuals that are interested in making a difference in the lives of these rescued animals. The past of these rescue animals may have been difficult but their future does not have to be. That’s where you come in, and that’s why you are such a vital part of this organization.

These animals have seen the worst of times and have suffered both mental and physical trauma, but with time and care they can overcome these trials and can leave this behind them.

In order to volunteer, please ensure you meet the following criteria:

– Be at least 16 years of age
– If under 18, consent form should be signed by legal guardian
– Certify that you have had a tetanus shot in the last five years
– Be able to commit to at least one day per week or 8 hours per month. (OR – Volunteer for a minimum of 6 hours per month)
– Have your personal pets vaccinated
– Must be able to attend the orientation before being enrolled into the volunteer program
– Must submit a Waiver of Liability form
– Select at least one team to be actively a part of (Listed in application form)

Please consider these carefully before applying to be a volunteer at TWS.

Veterinary Internships

At TWS we offer an internship programme that provides DVM students a unique opportunity to expand their practical experience in veterinary medicine. Our internship programme provides an excellent foundation for those students keen to gain hands on experience in an animal shelter environment.

It gives them the opportunity to put their knowledge and skills into valuable practice by promoting the welfare of street animals and by treating sick, injured and abused street rescues. It gives an invaluable experience into the condition and sad plight of these street animals, and how to make a difference not just to their lives but to change society perceptions towards these animals.

Veterinary interns participate in various tasks and procedures under the -guidance and supervision of our resident vets. These include:

– Maintaining heath of shelter animals
– Assisting in injury and wound care
– Ensuring wellbeing of all quarantine animals receiving treatment
– Observing and assisting in surgeries
– Working closely with the resident vets on all aspects of shelter medicine

Frequently Asked Questions

How old do I have to be to volunteer?

You need to be at least 16 years of age to volunteer. If you are under 18, you will need to submit a consent form signed by your legal guardian

What are the tasks expected of volunteers?

Socialising and showering rescues with lots of love is a crucial part of volunteering. Other tasks include cleaning, grooming rescues, cleaning the facility, assisting the veterinary team, and administrative tasks such as record keeping or helping maintain files. Off site volunteers are involved in fundraisers and events that promote adoption and improve outreach. At these events, volunteers distribute flyers, manage stalls, and rescues that are taken to these events. Team specific tasks are outlined in the volunteer handbook.

Can I intern at TWS? How does it work?

Yes. We offer internship opportunities to students that are looking to volunteer with us and our passionate about this cause. The internship runs for 6 weeks and starts after you attend an orientation. You are required to complete 30 hours during those 6 weeks by volunteering at the shelter and assisting in administrative tasks as well as animal handling. Once the 30 hours are complete, you get a certificate and an experience letter from TWS.

When can I volunteer?

Our volunteer hours are as follows, you can come any time during these hours but will need to inform a Volunteer Coordinator or Manager in advance.

Monday to Saturday 11am to 5pm
Sunday 12am to 3pm

Where is the shelter located?

Since shelters can’t be in residential areas. The TWS sanctuary is in the outskirts of Lahore. It is a 35 minutes’ drive from DHA towards Kasur on main ferozpur road.

I have a busy schedule, how can I make this work?

We have volunteer shifts throughout the week! You can see what schedule best fits you and volunteer accordingly. Our Volunteer Coordinators are available to help regarding schedules.

Is it mandatory to attend the orientation?

Yes. You will need to attend an orientation in any case to be registered as a volunteer. If you can’t make it to one, you can apply for the next one or inform us at info@toddswelfaresociety.pk, and we will accommodate you in the next one. However if you miss both the orientations, you will not be registered as a volunteer.

The shelter is quite far. If I can’t make it to shelter regularly. How do I complete the minimum hours requirement?

There are other ways of volunteering and helping out. You can:

  • Host fundraisers
  • Collect donations and items for our wishlist
  • Share pictures of adoptable pets on social media and help rescues find a home
  • Make a monetary donation or sponsor a rescue
  • Spread the word about our rescues

Is there a minimum fee to volunteer?

We have a one-time fee of Rs 700 that is to be paid at your first volunteer shift. This includes your volunteer shirt, volunteer tag, and other necessary training material to cover the cost of the Volunteer program.

 

One-time volunteers are not expected to pay this fee but can request for a shirt if they like.