We are looking for outgoing, fun, passionate individuals that have time to donate and that want to help keep families & their pets together. Please read the following volunteer description to see if volunteering with My Pit Bull is Family is the right opportunity for you!
About The Organization
My Pit Bull is Family is a national 501c3 non-profit focused on ending discrimination towards large breed dogs and their families. We do this by providing the nation’s largest housing database that accepts all dogs, having critical conversations with property management companies, community outreach & education, and by providing training to law enforcement on canine interactions. In 2020 – we also launched our North Minneapolis Pet Resource Center to help support our North Minneapolis Neighbors and their pets.
We started in 2011, when a Minneapolis landlord realized that her rentals were part of the select few rentals that allowed all dogs. She launched a bumper sticker campaign with a small team of volunteers in Minneapolis. Since then we have continued to grow! We now have a team of 60+ volunteers across the country and we’re always looking to continue adding to our team!
About Our Volunteers
My Pit Bull is Family volunteers share our work in communities across the country. As a volunteer, you will be an important member of our team and act as a representative of our organization to the community at large. As such, we need people with great communication skills because our volunteers will be talking to people about our organization online, over the phone, and in-person.
There are currently two primary responsibilities of our volunteers:
Rental Research Team Member-
Volunteers make phone calls every month to participate in rental pet policy research. We will be selecting cities across the country to conduct research in. The information collected will identify all-breed-friendly housing for families looking for rental accommodations that will welcome their dogs. With accurate information available, the goal is for no dog to be displaced from their family due to restrictive pet policies and to keep the family together safe at home. This information not only is included in our national database of non-discriminatory rentals – but is also shared with national organizations working on legislative efforts!
North Minneapolis Pet Resource Center – Advocate
Our volunteers are community advocates. Our PRC Advocates assist families in a case-management style while providing resources to make sure that pets and their families are set up for success. The goal of this program is to keep pets at home with their families by providing on site resources and referrals to partner organizations. PRC Advocates can also participate in community outreach events and fundraising efforts to help sustain our programming. Tasks can vary from week to week at the PRC to keep things exciting! We ask that our PRC Advocates plan on helping with 2 shifts a month.
We’re always looking for dedicated volunteers – if you have an idea of how your skillset can benefit us – we want to hear from you!