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Our volunteers are an integral part of the success of PAWS. Each day they help to improve the lives of animals awaiting adoption. Volunteers can participate in a variety of activities including pet socialization, adoption event help, office duties, special event and fundraising activities and more.

We are excited that you are interested in volunteering with PAWS. It's a great way to make new friends (of the two and four-legged kind)!

Please complete and submit our Volunteer Application below or you can choose to print it out and mail it to us at Concho Valley PAWS, 4001 Sunset Dr., Ste 1072, San Angelo, TX, 76904. Be sure to read our FAQs if you have any questions or call us at 325-656-PETS (7387).

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Volunteer Application

All sections must be filled out in order to be considered as a Volunteer. You may also download a copy of the Volunteer Application HERE.

Contact Information
First Name
Last Name
Home Phone
Cell Phone
Work Phone
Date of Birth
DL or ID Number
Place of Employment/School
Why would you like to volunteer with us?
What skills, traits and/or training do you have that would help you in your volunteer work with us?
How did you hear about volunteering with us?

Please indicate your availability for volunteer work:

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Emergency Contact Information
Phone Number

Do you have any physical limitations, allergies or health concerns that will affect your volunteer work?


If yes, please explain

Are you volunteering to satisfy requirements of your job, school, or the courts (i.e. community service, fraternity, etc.)?


If yes, please explain

Volunteer Options
Please check where you would most like to volunteer. You may check as many items as interest you.

Program Assistant
Pet Foster
Lost & Found
Meals for the
Elderly Program
Pet Socialization/
Habitat Monitor

A VOLUNTEER means a person who freely chooses and renders services to Concho Valley PAWS in a voluntary capacity. VOLUNTEER CAPACITY means the actions of and the duties performed by a volunteer are not contracted for payment by Concho Valley PAWS.

1. I fully understand and agree to provide my services to the Concho Valley PAWS as a VOLUNTEER in a VOLUNTEER CAPACITY without any express or implied promise of salary, commission, or payment of any kind whatsoever.

2. I fully understand that Concho Valley PAWS handles large numbers of animals of unknown temperament on a daily basis. I agree to hold Concho Valley PAWS harmless of any injury(s) or disease(s), which I might sustain from handling animals during the course of my volunteer duties.

3. I fully understand and agree to assume all risks involved in any and all duties that I perform for Concho Valley PAWS in my VOLUNTEER capacity whether on-site or off-site. Such duties may consist of, but are not limited to, animal handling, custodial work, kennel staff assistance, or other foreseeable duties.

4. I agree to familiarize myself with the Concho Valley PAWS policies and procedures. I will fully comply with both the letter and the spirit of these procedures.

5. I fully understand that Concho Valley PAWS expects high standards of moral and ethical treatment of animals under its care. I agree to strictly adhere to these standards in my voluntary capacity with Concho Valley PAWS.

6. I fully understand and agree that either for failure to fully comply with any and all of the obligations outlined in the VOLUNTEER AGREEMENT, or for any reason whatsoever, while performing my voluntary services to Concho Valley PAWS in a volunteer capacity, Concho Valley PAWS, at its sole discretion, may immediately terminate my services.

I, having fully read and understood the above definitions and terms, hereby agree to accept a position with Concho Valley PAWS in a VOLUNTARY CAPACITY as a VOLUNTEER performing volunteer duties out of generous and charitable motives. I further understand and agree that no liability will be incurred by Concho Valley PAWS to anyone, including myself, for the performance of voluntary actions or duties.

I agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold the Concho Valley PAWS harmless for any and all damage to my personal property while performing as a VOLUNTEER in VOLUNTEER CAPACITY any and all duties for Concho Valley PAWS.

I recognize that handling animals in a VOLUNTARY CAPACITY there is a risk of injury or sickness, including personal injury or harm. On behalf of myself, my heirs, personal representatives and executors, I hereby release, discharge, indemnify, and hold harmless Concho Valley PAWS, its agents, servants and employees from any and all claims, causes of actions or demands, of any nature or cause connected with my VOLUNTEER AGREEMENT. This might include costs and attorney's fees and court costs and attorney's fees incurred by Concho Valley PAWS in connection with my VOLUNTEER services based on damages which may be incurred or sustained by me in any way. Such damages or injuries might include, but are not limited to animal bites, accidents, injuries and personal property damage.

I further understand that public relations are an important part of volunteering. I agree, therefore, on behalf of myself, my heirs, personal representatives, and executors to allow Concho Valley PAWS to use any photograph or video recording taken of me for use in public relations efforts. Any photographic images or video tapes I produce will become the property of Concho Valley PAWS. Concho Valley PAWS will use reasonable efforts to notify me but such notification is not a condition of the photographs releases under the auspices of the Concho Valley PAWS.


I acknowledge that I have read and fully understood the terms and conditions of the foregoing Volunteer Agreement and release and that I will comply with the same.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How old do I have to be to volunteer?
PAWS volunteers must at least 18.

How many hours are required?
We request that you be available to volunteer a minimum of 5 hours per month for at least 3 months.

What happens after I submit in my application?
You will be prompted to sign up for volunteer opportunities via VolunteerSpot.

What will I be doing as a volunteer?
We have many types of positions available including: Adoption Event Help, Rescue Transporter, Volunteer Coordinators, Donor Relations, Clerical Assistant, Meals for the Elderly Assistant, Sunset Mall Public Relations, Lost & Found Coordinator, Pet Socialization and Habitate Monitor. Click here to download a copy of our Volunteer Handbook.