DPA’s Pawsome Person: May Volunteer Spotlight

“Marissa volunteered to co-chair our Annual Pup Crawl this year (on top of her other DPA duties), an even that is complicated and an important part of our budget. She has done a wonderful job navigating the ups and downs of event planning and doing so with a positive attitude and professionalism. I have enjoyed working with her on one of my favorite DPA events and I look forward to see her in action this weekend at our biggest Pup Crawl yet!” — Leslie Sans, Executive Director for Dallas Pets Alive!

That’s why Marissa Brown is a DPA Pawsome Person! Learn more about Marissa below:

What is your current role?  

Volunteer Events Coordinator & Foster

How did you get involved with volunteering at DPA? 

I started volunteering with DPA in 2016 after seeing an adoption event at a park downtown. After volunteering at a few events, I picked up my first foster dog and have been fostering ever since! In 2018 I decided to get more involved on the volunteer side, and I found out they were in need of someone to help organize volunteer events. Now I work with the Volunteer Team Director to coordinate volunteer events, as well as help out on the fundraising side to organize the upcoming PupCrawl on Memorial Day weekend.

What are you most passionate about at DPA?  

I’m most passionate about DPA’s involvement with helping Dallas become a No-Kill city. I try to help wherever I can to grow DPA’s capabilities and help work towards that goal.

What are some words of wisdom to new DPA Volunteers?  

There are so many opportunities, behind the scenes and public-facing, no matter what your interests are there’s probably an area you can put your skills to work! If you work behind the scenes, I would encourage you to attend at least one or two adoption events because it gives you a chance to meet some of our great foster dogs and to network with other volunteers. 

Be like Marissa. Apply to volunteer with Dallas Pets Alive! today.

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