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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 our Volunteer Application below and email it or you can choose to print it out and mail it in (online applications will be available soon). Be sure to read our FAQs if you have any questions or call us at 325-656-PETS (7387).

Volunteers must be at least 18 years old - but we have special programs for Kids and Teens so be sure to check those out also!

If you are a college student or military personnel please join us - we welcome all volunteers even if they are only available to help short term.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

How old do I have to be to volunteer?
PAWS volunteers must at least 18. Special programs are available for Kids and Teens who want to help the animals.

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 send in my application?
You will be contacted to attend a brief Volunteer Orientation meeting to go over the rules and policies of PAWS and to let you know more about the different volunteer positions available.

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.