Deliver free pet food to older adults & their pets



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End Date


Times of day

Weekday Mornings

Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)


Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


United States


Volunteer Purpose and Impact

Pets are part of our families. For some of the low-income older adults who receive services from LSS-SW, this means that people may forgo eating to ensure that their animal friends are taken care of. This volunteer will help to make sure that pets have access to free supplemental food, in turn supporting the health of their owners. This volunteer will positively impact the health and wellbeing of pets and older adults in Pima County.

Responsibilities and Key Deliverables

Volunteers will pick up donated pet food at central donation sites. From these sites, the volunteers will visit homes of clients twice per month to deliver food, engage in conversation, and offer basic assistance to clients in relation to their pets.


This volunteer should love animals, and have some experience working with people. Volunteer should be comfortable visiting homes of older adults and pets and delivering pet food. Volunteer must have a valid driver’s license and Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card before beginning volunteer service.

Working Conditions

Volunteer(s) will be in the homes and neighborhoods of Aging & Disability Services clients. Volunteer will self-transport to donation sites and client homes.

Clearances Required & Training

Volunteer(s) will be trained on safe animal interactions by PAAW, and receive an orientation from Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest. Volunteers are required to have a Fingerprint Clearance Card and have attended all required trainings facilitated by PAAW.

Location & Time Commitment

Volunteer will visit the home once with a Direct Care Worker, and then will set their schedule with the client, ideally visiting twice per month at a time agreed upon by the client. Volunteers may serve up to 4 clients concurrently.




  • Training Provided

How To Apply

To apply, create an application on at

With questions, contact LSS-SW Volunteer Coordinator Heidi Gerrish at 520-668-4916 or