Volunteering with PAWS Atlanta

Thanks to our supporters, PAWS Atlanta has met the need of thousands of animals for 50+ years.

A group of community volunteers founded our no-kill shelter in 1966, and that spirit of caring and unwavering commitment has continued to guide our organization throughout these many years. There are many rewarding ways to become involved with PAWS Atlanta.

Ready to Volunteer?

Here’s how you get started

Step 1

Complete the Application

All volunteers are required to fill out an application. Please see our application by clicking here.

Step 2

Attend an Orientation

After submitting the application, you will receive an email with instructions on how to register yourself for an upcoming orientation.

Step 3

Schedule a Time

After attending an orientation session, you will receivean email with instructions on how to schedule yourself for future volunteer opportunities.

Ways to Volunteer

Get Down with Our Dogs

Walking and socializing dogs, including some basic training activities

Time with Our Feline Friends

Socializing cats, including some basic training activities


Lend a hand at our vaccination clinics


Help with fundraising events and activities

Help Spread the Word on TV

Assiting with animal handling on the monthly Comcast Pets On-Demand taping

Social Media

Helping with marketing efforts through social media activities

Clerical Work

Assisting with office administration tasks 

Community Events

Assisting with events held throughout the community

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