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Welcome to our elite team!

Welcome to our on-line volunteer orientation.  We would like the initial start of your volunteer experience with Forney Pet Advocacy & Welfare Society to be a positive one. Therefore, we have gathering information that we hope will be beneficial in bringing you quickly onboard in an efficient manner. Within the "Helpful Guides" section, you will find;

  • The Forney P.A.W.S. bylaws, which outlines our purpose and board structure. 
  • Welcome to our on-line volunteer orientation.  We would like the initial start of your volunteer experience with Forney Pet Advocacy & Welfare Society to be a positive one. Therefore, we have gathering information that we hope will be beneficial in bringing you quickly onboard in efficient manner. Within the "
  • Our current and future goals so you understand what we hope to accomplish.
  • The Event Guidelines to prepare you for your next event with us.
  • The flyer which we hand to the public. Though flyers are provided, we recommend familiarizing yourself with it as questions often arise.
  • We have a binder at all of our events. This binder describes all of our programs, our history, and board bio's. It is our hope that the "Binder of our Programs" acquaints you to Forney P.A.W.S .


Tips:

  • For a list of upcoming events, please visit our Facebook Event page. 
  • Frequent "Volunteer Mixers" will be scheduled to help you integrate into the volunteer program and build relationships with other volunteers. 
  • Please join our Volunteer Facebook page to collaborate and be kept in the know. 
  • We are always looking for unique opportunities to aid the community and improve the lives of animals. Join us at one of our board meetings so your voice can be heard. 
  • Learn more about the board members by visiting Meet the Team 


Our Commitment to You The board members of Forney P.A.W.S. truly appreciate your service and your dedication to improving the lives of animals in our community, and we want to make sure you have a wonderful and enjoyable experience. So, we strive to:

  1. Provide you with adequate information within one week of events, training and assistance so you can be successful in your volunteer position.
  2. Provide you with guidance, goals and feedback.
  3. Respect your skills, dignity and individual needs.
  4. Be open-minded and receptive to your comments and suggestions.
  5. Treat you as a valued team member, equally important in helping to accomplish the mission.


Forney P.A.W.S. is guided by the following values or principles:

  • The Golden Rule: To treat all living things as we ourselves would wish to be treated.
  • Kindness: To demonstrate compassion and respect for all living creatures.
  • Positive Influence: To judge our effectiveness by the extent to which animal lives are saved and improved, and by the positive experience of the people we touch.
  • Leadership: To lead by example — developing, promoting and sharing great new ideas and programs to help animals.
  • Authenticity: To do what we say we do.
  • Transparency: To be open and honest in our relationships.


Thank You!

Volunteers like you are one of the keys to helping to improve the lives of countless pets in our community. Thank you so much for caring about the animals and for giving them your time, energy and affection. We wish you a long, happy and rewarding relationship with Forney Pet Advocacy & Welfare Society!

Helpful Guides

Here you will find a list of guidelines to better serve you when volunteering with Forney P.A.W.S. 

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to ask!