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Volunteer

PAWS Has a Variety of Volunteer Opportunities to Suit All Interests and Activity Levels


Volunteer Hours
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

ATTENTION YOUTH, JUNIORS, PARENTS, SCOUTS, AND SCOUT LEADERS

Effective December 3, 2013, PAWS Humane Center no longer offers volunteer applications for those under the age of eighteen.

We still welcome you to come to the Humane Center to volunteer!

Parents need to sign up as a volunteer. During orientation, your children may tour the facility and learn how to help the animals. After orientation and facility tour the family is welcome to volunteer whenever your schedule allows.

Parents, guardians, scout leaders, etc. should contact the Humane Center Director in advance to schedule your volunteer time. When you arrive at the Humane Center, advise someone at the Front Desk why you are there. They will show you where to sign in, give you a Waiver to sign that will cover you and your child, and let the Director know you are there. You and your child will also be given name tags.

Housekeeping, laundry, dishes, etc. are all very important tasks that need to be done on a daily basis. Your help will be greatly appreciated.

While you are at the Humane Center, be sure to take some time to visit with the animals.

We look forward to seeing you.

Thank you for your interest in PAWS, and your desire to help the many animals in need.

Volunteer Orientation

Upon completion of the online Volunteer Application, a member of the PAWS team will contact you to set up orientation within 5 – 7 days.

Becoming a volunteer can be rewarding, satisfying, fun and a great way to make new friends. The Humane Center’s first and foremost concern is taking care of the animals, making sure their surroundings are clean and disinfected, that they are as healthy as they can be. Every day the mornings are devoted to making this happen before the Center opens to the public helping with animal care, i.e. cleaning the catteries and kennels.

Environmental Enrichment (socializing) is another important key to the well-being of the Center’s animals. Volunteer opportunities exist for walking, holding, training, bathing, etc.

Another key volunteer opportunity is customer relations – which includes assisting with adoptions, answering the phone, waiting on guests.

 

There are many very important volunteer positions available that don’t require direct contact with the animals. Some of these are clerical duties, housekeeping/laundry, maintenance, grounds keeping, and off-site events such as fundraisers, festivals, parades, etc.

Why Volunteer? . . . Because It Matters!

There is so much to do as a volunteer. Volunteering is more than helping to clean up animal messes. It’s an opportunity to be part of the solution. From walking dogs and cuddling cats to supporting fundraising efforts – there’s always a need and a way to be involved.
Make a difference today . . . become a PAWS volunteer.

 

Regardless of your experience level and skillset, we have an opportunity for you to be involved:

  • Walk and socialize animals

  • Schedule meet and greets with our animals

  • Help potential adopters

  • Bake goods for fundraisers

  • Write content for newsletters and grants

PAWS welcomes the opportunity to have small school groups or organizations help with the care of the dogs and cats in our facility.
To become one of our valued volunteers, please fill our application to get started.

NOTE: Sorry but to keep everyone save, children under the age of 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult. And dog walkers must be 18 years or older.

Apply to Volunteer

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