PAWS has a variety of volunteer opportunities to suit all interests and activity levels.
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.
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.
4 1/2 years old, Shepherd Mix, Female Spayed. Hoku is a true cuddlier all the way. She is looking for someone to go on walks with and curl up on the couch. Hoku isn’t needy by any means but she sure does love just being with someone whenever possible. She likes her stuffed animal toys and takes good care of them. Meet and greets are required for any possible fur siblings because she can be a little picky. Hoku is a medium energy dog, the best of both worlds. She will love to lounge around with you or go have an adventure for the day.
1 years old, DSH Brown Tabby, Male Neutered. Sakura loves to give attention. He is shy at first, but once he warms up to you he just wants to be around you. He loves sunbathing on a soft bed. He enjoys when you scratch behind his ears and by his tail. He gets along with other cats. He enjoys playing with his cat toys. If this handsome man sounds like the cat for you, stop down and meet him.