Thanks for your interest in volunteering with Paws4ever! Read below to find out more about the variety of opportunities to volunteer with our animals and our organization. We also welcome groups of volunteers (over age 16) - please contact
for more information.
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Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

If you would like to volunteer your time and talents to Paws4ever on an ongoing basis, please choose from the following list of current needs. Age and training requirements are noted when applicable.

In order to maintain a consistent and safe environment for our animals, volunteers working directly with the dogs and cats should be willing to commit to a minimum of 10-12 hours per quarter for at least three months and must meet the following requirements:

Canine Companions: Assist with in-kennel and outside dog enrichment, training and socialization, as well as non-animal handling tasks such as cleaning, preparation of enrichment items, etc. Canine Companions must be at least 16 years old. Training requirements: Volunteer Orientation, Canine Companion training modules.

Feline Friends: Visit with and handle the cats and kittens in our community cat rooms to encourage socialization and provide opportunities for enrichment, as well as non-animal handling tasks such as cleaning, preparation of enrichment items, etc. Feline Friends from ages 12-15 may volunteer with a parent. Training requirements: Volunteer Orientation, Feline Friends training modules.

Animal Ambassador: Raise awareness about Paws4ever in the community at adoption and table events around the area. Training requirements: Volunteer Orientation.

ReSale Store Volunteer: Our ReSale Store is always in need of extra volunteers to lend a hand sorting and pricing, staging and repairing/cleaning items. We welcome volunteers age 16 and up, or age 12 and up with a parent. Training requirements: Volunteer Orientation, hands-on training with store manager.

Office/Admin Support Volunteer: Help with data entry, donor acknowledgement, cleaning/organizing and more. Training requirements: Volunteer Orientation.

Other Ways to Volunteer

Can’t commit to more than three months but still want to help? Attending a Volunteer Orientation Session is recommended, but not required, for the following:

Fundraising Events: Every Fall, Paws4ever holds PawsFest, a fundraising walk and festival, and we rely on volunteer support to make it possible! Email for more information.

Host a Supply Drive: We always have a need for cleaning, office and pet supplies, and one of the greatest ways groups can support us is to help collect these items. You’ll find our wish list of items on our Donate page. You may wish to host a party and ask guests to bring supplies and donations for P4E or perhaps collect items at your church or school! The more items that are donated, the less money we have to spend on these items and the more we can spend on our animals! Questions? Email to learn more. Collected items can be delivered to the Adoption Center during open hours

Facilities and Grounds Maintenance: Ongoing or one-time help is always needed for various facilities and grounds maintenance tasks, including yardwork, trail maintenance, item transport, small repairs, etc. Email for ways you can help.

Got a Truck? We often need help transporting large items that have been donated  If you have a truck or other large vehicle and are willing to serve on-call to help transport those donations, please email


If you are interested in volunteering on an ongoing basis and can commit to a three month minimum time period, please fill out the registration form to create your volunteer account and sign up for a Volunteer Orientation Session.

Note: We do not offer one-on-one supervision for volunteers, so we cannot validate volunteer hours for court-ordered or attorney recommended individuals.

1. Complete an online registration form and select an orientation date.

2. Attend Volunteer Orientation: All new volunteers between the ages of 16 to 18 must have written parents' permission to volunteer. A parent must accompany children ages 12-15 during volunteer training and while volunteering.

3. Attend any position-specific trainings Some volunteer positions may require additional trainings. See details here.

If you have any questions, or if you are interested in a one-time volunteer opportunity or group volunteer opportunity, contact us: Email our volunteer program manager at

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