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
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 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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Title Director of Fund Raising
Location Twin Cities Area
Job Information

The Fund Raising Director will be responsible for developing a strategic plan for soliciting donated funds, merchandise goods & services and equipment from local and national sponsors and develop a committee of volunteers to assist in meeting our goals. This is an ongoing position and critical to the needs and operations of PetsLoyal2Vets facility.  This position carries one vote but only for non-fiscal related business matters.

As an Ambassador for Pets Loyal 2 Vets, you must;

  • Be professional when calling and follow through with potential sponsors
  • Be able to show a successful track record in fund raising during the past 5 years
  • Attend all monthly board meetings with progress updates
  • Work closely with the Executive Director and board members to achieve desired goals
  • Communicate clearly and be available for presentations with sponsors if needed
  • Committed to see funding efforts through from start to completion
  • Trustworthy and dependable while representing Pets Loyal 2 Vets
  • Possess a passion and drive to open doors, make new and rewarding contacts and feel good about it at the end of the day
  • Committed to Pets Loyal 2 Vets fundraising efforts while maintaining exclusivity for the organization
  • Have No conflicts of interest while fundraising for Pets Loyal 2 Vets
  • Fundraising is all about meeting people, reaching out and successfully sharing our mission and goals


  • 4 year degree in finance, non-profit fundraising, public relations
  • Must have at least 4 years experience in fund raising for a non-profit business
  • Be actively connected to various social media platforms
  • Comfortable with talking in public
  • Able to confidently approach potential donors and corporate sponsors for cash donations and silent auction items
  • Is polished and professional in appearance and demeanor
  • Able to illustrate by way of examples of previous successes in fundraising
  • Possess a track record of 4 years or more successful fundraising efforts

This position requires direct hands on support so you must live within Minneapolis or St. Paul Minnesota or southern suburbs and attend all monthly board meetings. This is an important position vital to the success of our mission and goals and will be responsible for maintaining and establishing new relationships with individuals and corporations throughout the philanthropic community.

You will work closely with the board of directors, Marketing, Media and Public Relations Directors and the Special Events Coordinator to achieve desired goals. We seek a great personality and a professional who walks the talk and is committed to the success of the organization. Only those qualified applications that are properly submitted with resume, references and experience will be considered.  This position carries one vote but only for non-fiscal related business matters.

This is a high visibility position for the right person who is able to open new doors and look at the big picture.

Help our veterans of Project Companion with a highly trained therapy or companion dog.

If you have experience with fundraising and are passionate about military veterans and love dogs and can fund raise exclusively for Pets Loyal 2 Vets, don’t hesitate, please click them apply button below.  You can help by fundraising for PetsLoyal2Vets “Project Companion” and engage others knowing your efforts will save the lives of Minnesota veterans and homeless dogs.  We are entirely funded through donations, sponsorship’s, grants and the grass roots efforts of our dedicated volunteers. 

Only candidates with the above skills and experience will be considered.

* Built by Veterans for Veterans is a non-profit organization.
*US Military Veteran preference
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Title Executive Board
Location Prior Lake, MN
Job Information

PetsLoyal2Vets board 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.

PetsLoyal2Vets executive board members are Ambassadors representing the organization throughout their communities, promoting the organization’s 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, “requires measured time, a solid commitment and active participation.”

We at Pets Loyal 2 Vets take our positions seriously and because we do, we expect new applicants to possess the same spirit and participation.  To be considered by the Executive Board for an open board seat, you must be able to show by way of examples of work, what you can bring to the organization that will achieve both personal as well as professional and organizational growth.  You’ve had a successful past in the non-profit Philenthropic world, so show us what you have done and what you can do for Pets Loyal 2 Vets.

Typically, board members are responsible for:

  • The management of the business and affairs of the corporation
  • Supervise and direct the volunteers at all our events
  • Govern PetsLoyal2Vets charity efforts in carrying out its mission using best practices
  • Actively participates in the management of the organization and refrains from personal agendas
  • Establish committees and rely upon information, opinions or reports of these committees
  • Vote on board actions and abstain where a conflict of interest exists, even if through your employer
  • Follow the organization’s governing documents to carry out the organization’s mission and to assure that funds are used for lawful purposes
  • 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 confidentially and professionally
  • Assist the organization in obtaining adequate resources to enable it to further its charitable mission
  • May be responsible for signing organization documents
  • Plan and propose committee projects to further its goals and mission
  • Develop a strategic vision and organizational goals
  • Recruit new board members, volunteers and advisory board members
  • Participate on at least one committee
  • Promote attendance at Board/Committee meetings
  • Prepare agendas and take minutes at board meetings
  • Refrain from creating drama or power struggles and to always put the organization’s mission and veterans first
  • Plan and propose committee organization changes
  • Settle differences between Committees or volunteers


  • 4 year degree in respective field
  • Minimum 2 years experience as an executive level 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
  • Must be able to devote the necessary time it takes fulfilling duties and obligations and assigned tasks
  • Possess a successful track record with verified results
  • Work closely with fellow board members and committees to achieve desired goals of the organization
  • Attend and participate in fund-raising efforts and events
  • Attend and prepare for monthly board meetings and provide presentations where needed
  • Must be committed to the success of the organization, its mission to veterans and the community while refraining from personal agendas

Do you have experience as a board member, director or possess corporate leadership and want to be a part of a worthy cause for Military Veterans and therapy dogs in Minnesota? We seek polished individuals with integrity, ethics and a strong since of envolvement who aren’t afraid to get involved.  Want to help shape our programs, fulfill veterans needs and help place homeless dogs into the hands of needy veterans, then click apply. Volunteer as an executive level board member with PetsLoyal2Vets and help PetsLoyal2Vets connect Minnesota Veterans with highly trained Minnesota dogs.

If you have no conflicts of interest with other organizations or through your employer and truly want to make a difference, your time spent helping save the life of a dog and fulfilling the animal assisted needs of a disabled Minnesota veteran will impact the needs of both forever.

Executive Board of Director Positions must be a veteran to hold and within 25 miles of Burnsville, Minnesota:  May vote on all business matters brought before the board. Open positions we are looking to fill are: The foillowing three positions require that you be a Minnesota Veteran.

  1. Executive Director
  2. President
  3. Vice President

Open Position(s)

  • Secretary

Help us achieve our goals, save not only the life of a dog but more importantly, the life of a Minnesota veteran and bring life to this program by connecting Minnesota Veterans with a highly trained companion, skilled companion or psychiatric service dog by volunteering your expertise as a PetsLoyal2Vets board member. If you wish to be considered for any seat, you must first apply for that position here and we will be happy to contact you.  If all seats are filled, you can still be considered for any of these positions once they become available or apply for an Advisory Board member position.

* is an IRS registered 501 (C)(3) non-profit organization.

* US Military Veteran preference, VFW & Legion post members and retired military encouraged to apply
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