Volunteer Applications

Thank you for interest in volunteering for Hand in Paw! We greatly appreciate all of you for being so giving of your time.


Want to volunteer with a pet? 

If you’re interested in volunteering with a pet, please note the following pre-requisites:

  1. You and your dog must have completed a basic group obedience class prior to beginning training with Hand in Paw.

  2. You must have owned your pet at least 6 months prior to beginning training with Hand in Paw.

  3. Your pet must be at least one year old prior to beginning Hand in Paw training.


Volunteer With A Pet Application


If you have any questions about volunteering, please contact Hand in Paw’s Volunteer Director, Julia-Rae Hanson, at juliarae@handinpaw.org or by phone, 205.322.5144, ext. 155.


Volunteer Training Schedule 2017-2018

Please note: due to the volume of applications and interviews, the average process for the volunteer training can take between 3-6 months.




(Applications must be received by September 29th)

Workshop Series Oct 24- Nov 14 Tuesdays 10am-12pm

Evaluations Saturday Nov 18

New Volunteer Orientation Nov 28

Evaluations Friday Dec 8




(Applications must be received by December 30th)

Workshop Series January 30 - February 20 Tuesdays 4pm-6pm

Evaluations Friday February 23, 24

New Volunteer Orientation Mar 6




(Applications must be received by March 24th)

Workshop Series April 24-May 15 Tuesdays 10am-12pm

Evaluations Friday May 18, 19

New Volunteer Orientation May 29


Applications must be received by March 15


Workshop Series in Tuscaloosa

Tuesday Apr 17 2:00-5:00

Tuesday Apr 24 2:00-3:30

Evaluations Friday Apr 27




(Applications must be received by August 4th)

Workshop Series Sept 4- Sept 25 Tuesday 4pm-6pm

Evaluations Friday Sept 28, 29