To volunteer for any cause is to show kindness and devotion for others. It is recognized that jobs, family and personal time are important when looking at devoting unpaid time to others. Please understand how vital volunteering is and the time needed when applying for any of these volunteer positions as we do not want to waste your time if you cannot dedicate the time it takes to effectively promote Pets Loyal 2 Vets vision, mission and goals. Please read through our site, familiarize yourself with what we do and only apply for a position which you are qualified and able to fill. These forms may change from time to time to more accurately reflect updates to the position. When applying for any position here, please only apply for that position listed on the application. If you are interested in a position that is not posted here yet, please use our contact page form and explain what you are interested in volunteering for and someone will be happy to contact you. If you were referred to Pets Loyal 2 Vets or know someone who currently volunteers here, please let us know so we can thank them. * Advisory Board * Executive Board Position * Director of Development * Dog Trainer (must be certified and experienced) * Marketing Director * Social Media Director * Volunteer

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Executive Director, President, Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President
Title Board Adviser
Job Information

PL2V LogoGiving back a little of your time to further the goals and mission of the organization is self sacrificing. Your expertise and knowledge will travel far in supporting our veterans through PetsLoyal2Vets programs.

Minnesota Advisers will have important input into our training programs, mental health services, finance, campaigns, public relations, veterinary medicine, dog diets and Psychiatric service dog training, services and state wide expansion opportunities of a non-profit organization that will shape the needs and goals for Minnesota veterans for years to come as it relates to their specific backgrounds. It’s not about personal glory and recognition. PetsLoyal2Vets is all about helping others. Reaching out and touching another person’s life while making a difference and experiencing personal growth from the inside out.  To be considered as an adviser, you must be able to fit into one of the positions we are looking to fill that are listed below.  Simply wanting to be an adviser for Pets Loyal 2 Vets is not what we are looking for.  If you officially represent one of the organizations below, and want to be an adviser for us, you must be currently serving on their board or listed as a committee chair to be considered.  

All advisory board positions are voluntary but must attend at least 4 of the 12 meetings during their one year term. All Advisers must maintain a positive professional demeanor in good standing. Volunteer advisory role positions do not carry voting rights as Executive Board members or Directors do. Advisers cannot create or write policy, interfere with policy or the company By Laws. Advisers can sit in on general meetings and provide general input as it relates to their skills and background but all advisers serve only in a limited capacity. If selected as an Adviser for Pets Loyal 2 Vets, you will be attending board meetings. For the sake of clarification, Advisers answer to the Executive Director. Advisers provide relevant information, suggestions and or recommendations to the Executive Director two weeks prior to a board meeting, providing sufficient time to review and add suggestions to the next monthly board meeting agenda.

Adviser Positions    
Dept. of Veterans Affairs  
County Veteran Service Officer  
Human Resources Advisor
VFW Post Representative
American Legion Representative  
Veterans Resource Center Rep  
Dog Veterinary Technician
VA Hospital PTSD / TBI Therapist  
VA Hospital Mental Health Nurse  
VA Hospital Veterans Social Worker  

Advisers answer directly to the Executive Director and then to the full board.  Advisory board selection will be made by the Executive Director and if need be, terminated by the Executive Director. The Advisory Board was formed to embody the mission and goals of the organization with professionals from throughout the community to offer a broader consensus into program development and future planning.

The Executive Director will interview candidates and when an appropriate candidate has been selected, will provide his recommendation to the board.  Because all advisers are not held to the same standards, policies and fiscal responsibilities as are board members who are voted in, advisers must adhere to prudent organizational standards but cannot:

  • Sit in on Executive Board (leadership) decisions
  • Affect corporate policy changes
  • Write policy for the organization
  • Does not have access to company forms, accounts, client lists, e-mails, names and contact info of volunteers, donors or sponsors
  • Must use a personal e-mail address and not a business or employer e-mail when communicating with any Board member on Pets Loyal 2 Vets matters
  • Attack other board members or volunteers
  • Cannot hold a committee chair position
  • Cannot Vote on any business related topics
  • Must not have any conflicts of interest whatsoever
  • May not send or receive company confidential information

Advisory Board Members Primary Function is to:  Advise

  • Provide suggestions and recommendations to the Executive Director based on their field of expertise
  • May volunteer for one committee if they choose to
  • May volunteer at fundraisers and special events outside of their area of expertise to refrain from any potential conflicts of interest
  • Adviser positions are typically held for 1 year terms unless otherwise noted by the Executive Director


  • Opportunity to share professional expertise, insights, and experiences to board members
  • Help guide the organization’s strategy in a positive direction
  • Experience valuable networking opportunities with peers in the profession
  • Engage in strategic dialogue about the organization and it’s mission and how you can support them
  • Help veterans treated for PTSD and TBI receive a trained dog
  • Participate with the knowledge that Pets Loyal 2 Vets values your time and expertise at events and fundraisers
  • Participate in committee work and sharpen your business leadership skills in a supportive environment

US Military Veterans are encouraged to apply

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Title Board of Director
Categories Executive Director, President, Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President
Job Information

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Mission: Our mission is to connect disabled Minnesota Military Veterans diagnosed and treated for PTSD, TBI or physical assault traumas with specially trained companion, therapy and Psychiatric service dogs by partnering with supporting animal shelters, breeders and rescue organizations and at no cost to the veteran.

PetsLoyal2Vets Board of Directors members will be responsible for developing and implementing a strategic plan and vision for PetsLoyal2Vets.  Board members assign tasks to the committees to investigate and then report back to the board. As various terms expire, opening become available. To hold a position on the Executive Board, you must be a veteran first with qualifications.

PetsLoyal2Vets board members are Ambassadors representing the organization throughout their communities, promoting its mission, goals and are responsible for ensuring PetsLoyal2Vets is operated in a responsible and transparent manner while meeting the needs of the community and disabled veterans. Board Members are the visionary and the decision makers for the organization and must clearly understand by accepting a position on the board that it requires measured time, solid commitment and active participation.


Board members will support the work of Pets Loyal 2 Vets and provide mission ­based leadership and Strategic Governance. While day­-to-day operations are led by the Executive Director, the Board / ED relationship is a partnership, and the appropriate involvement of the Board is both critical and expected. General Board Member responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Leadership, Governance and Oversight

  • Serving as a trusted advisor to the Executive Director, Board members develop and implement strategic plans, review outcomes and regularly measure performance and effectiveness
  • Reviewing agendas and supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings
  • Approve annual budgets, audit reports, and material business decisions
  • Serving on committees or task forces and taking on special assignments
  • The day to day management of the business and affairs of the organization meeting all, legal and fiduciary responsibilities
  • Supervise and direct committee chairs and govern PetsLoyal2Vets charity efforts in carrying out its mission
  • Actively participate in the management and activities of the organization
  • Serve as an ambassador for the organization
  • Establish committees and rely on information, opinions or reports from these committees
  • Follow the organization’s governing documents to carry out the organization’s mission
  • Be aware of what the financial records disclose and take appropriate action where needed
  • A duty to protect, preserve, invest and manage the corporation’s property and assets in a confidential and professional manner
  • Assist the organization in obtaining adequate financial resources to enable it to further its charitable mission
  • Develop a strategic vision and implementation of organizational goals
  • Recruit new board members, volunteers and advisory board members
  • Promote attendance at Board/Committee meetings
  • Prepare agendas and take minutes at board meetings


  • 4 year degree preferred, 2 year college degree minimum plus three years measured non-profit or equilivant Governmental experience
  • Minimum 2 years experience as a board member in a non-profit environment
  • Posses a high degree of professionalism in both verbal and written communication skills
  • Actively involved in fundraising, sponsor solicitation, community involvement and promoting the organization
  • Be able to show a successful track record as a previous board member or director in a non-profit organization
  • Work closely with fellow board members and committees to achieve desired goals of the organization
  • Attend and participate in fund-raising events
  • Attend and prepare for monthly board meetings
  • Committed to the success of the organization and its mission to veterans and the community

Executive Board of Director Positions of Vice President and above must be a veteran:  May vote on all business matters brought before the board.

  • Executive Director
  • President
  • Vice President (open)
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer (open)


Do you have experience as a board member, director, corporate leadership, State or Federal equivalent experience and want to be a part of a worthy cause for Military Veterans and therapy dogs in Minnesota in one of the above positions? If so, then this may be the opportunity you have waited for and we would love to meet you. Volunteer as a Board Member with PetsLoyal2Vets with just 5 hours per month and help PetsLoyal2Vets connect Minnesota Veterans with trained companion, therapy and Psychiatric service dogs.  This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about Pets Loyal 2 Vets mission and who has a track record of board leadership.  Selected Board Members will have achieved leadership stature in business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector. Your accomplishments will add to a great team of like minded Board Members.  Your time with Pets Loyal 2 Vets will help save the life of a dog while fulfilling the animal assisted needs of a disabled Minnesota veteran.

Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:

Extensive professional experience with significant Executive Leadership accomplishments in business, Government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector; A commitment to and understanding of Pets Loyal 2 Vets; Savvy diplomatic skills and a natural affinity for cultivating relationships and persuading, convening, facilitating, and building consensus among diverse individuals.  Personal qualities of integrity, credibility and a passion for improving the lives of Minnesota veterans is a must.

* is an IRS registered 501 (C)(3) non-profit organization. 
* US Military Veteran preference, VFW, Lions, Legion post members and retired military encouraged to apply
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Title Board Treasurer
Start Date 2017-08-01
Job Information

Pets Loyal 2 Vets seeks an experienced book keeper / accountant to manage our books, financial affairs, accounts payable and incoming donations, preparation for tax season and working with our accountant to prepare monthly and year end reports.

You will answer to the Executive Director and communicate with board members. You will attend monthly board meetings and provide up to date financial reports and have full voting rights on financial matters.


  • You must have a 4 year degree in finance or accounting
  • 4 years or more successful experience in accounting and bookkeeping
  • In depth knowledge of QuickBooks accounting system
  • Non-profit experience a plus

Essential Duties:

  • Accurate Accounts Payable and Receivables
  • Sending reports to accontant each month
  • Accounting for all funds received and spent
  • Generating monthly financial reports as required
  • Tracking expenses on our QuickBooks accounting system
  • Provide statistical information for our larger donors and for state agencies
  • Make recommendations to the board as needed
  • Attend monthly board meetings

We are looking for a great volunteer who is trustworthy, accurate, has knowledge and the experience we are looking for. If you are that candidate, have a little time to spend, enjoy a non-profit environment, we’d surely like to hear from you.

Serious candidates can send their resume to: along with a cover letter and three professional non-profit or bookkeeping references. All qualifying candidates will be considered.  Veteran status a big plus.

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Title Community Outreach Representative
Start Date 2017-05-01
Job Information

Community Outreach Representative

Pets Loyal 2 Vets Community Outreach Representatives are the front line communicators who helkp spread the word to fellow Veterans and Veteran organizations throughout their communities such as the American Legion, DAV, VFW, County Veteran Service Officers and AMVETS, Marine Corps Leagues, CBOC and VA Hospital staff etc., to let them know Pets Loyal 2 Vets is here to support fellow Veterans.

Our services are completely free to Veterans enrolled in our programs for service connected PTSD, TBI and MST injuries while serving active or reserve duty. PL2V provides highly trained dogs to these Veterans and also encourages Veterans to train along-side their new companions at its new training facility in Scott County.

PL2V is looking for one Community Outreach Representative from these cities:

  1. Duluth
  2. Brainerd   (filled)  Natalie Johnson
  3. St. Cloud
  4. Mankato
  5. Rochester
  6. Minneapolis  (filled) Ryann Engholm
  7. St. Paul

As a COR delegate, you must be a Veteran with ties to your community. Hand out your card to people you come in contact with and just spread the word that PL2V can be instrumental in helping Veterans diagnosed with PTSD, TBI or MST injuries and we provide certified dogs to Veterans absolutely free of charge.

If the opportunity arises and an organization, group, or Corporation wishes to donate or fundraise for Pets Loyal 2 Vets, the COR Delegate will keep the Executive Director and Vice President informed so we may assist anyway we can. All COR Delegates must attend a short ½ day orientation and tour of our training facility, to meet the Board of Directors and dog trainer.

If this is an opportunity you wish to explore and represent an organization recognized by the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs and the Mental Health Department at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center, then please contact us at 612-396-3369 or fill out this application.




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