We are thrilled to announce the re-launch of our volunteer program, which includes the opportunity to become a PAW Shelter Volunteer.

At PAW, we rely on the generosity of volunteers and their valuable time and skills to provide animals in our care with a second chance at life. Our dedicated Shelter Volunteers play a crucial role in helping us manage the day-to-day tasks and responsibilities that are necessary to keep our shelter running smoothly.

Volunteering at PAW can be a fulfilling and meaningful experience that allows you to make a difference in the lives of animals and your community while also gaining new skills and meeting like-minded individuals.

General Expectations

Our Shelter Volunteer opportunities are currently open to individuals who are 18 years and older. We have an upcoming Youth program launching soon, so stay tuned for more information!

At PAW, we recognize that commitment varies based on individual lifestyles. Prior to applying, we encourage you to assess the amount of time you are able to dedicate to volunteering. In general, we require a minimum commitment of six months of service for most shelter volunteer positions, with a weekly time commitment of two to three hours.

There are numerous ways to get involved at PAW! Feel free to explore the role descriptions for our current shelter volunteer opportunities below.

We are deeply grateful for the interest and support shown by all those who wish to volunteer with us. However, as we have limited space, we are only able to accept applications for volunteer positions as per our current needs. If the position you are interested in is not currently accepting applications, we encourage you to check back frequently for new opportunities. Your continued interest in volunteering with us is much appreciated, and we hope to have the chance to work with you in the future. Thank you for your understanding and support.

  • Animal Attendant Assistant

    Animal Attendant Assistant volunteers help keep the PAW shelter running smoothly by assisting staff with tasks like washing dishes, doing laundry, and organizing supplies.

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  • Shelter Greeter

    Shelter Greeters at PAW help support our Adoption Counsellors by greeting visitors, directing potential adoptors to view available animals, and providing information about PAW to visitors.

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  • Feline Friends

    PAW Feline Friends volunteers help the cats in our care thrive by carrying out enrichment activities and getting to know their personalities, which helps our staff match them with the perfect homes.

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  • Barn Buddies

    Meant for cats who would make great barn cats.

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  • Pet Safe Keeping

    Care for pets of owners who are victims of intimate violence.

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  • Healthy Moms, Healthy Litters

    Helping families who have unexpected litters.

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