Businesses and Community Organizations

You have no idea how much we appreciate your interest in bringing your group to PAWS Atlanta to volunteer! We couldn't do our lifesaving work without you.

Typical group volunteer tasks:

  • Walking and socializing dogs
  • Entertaining and socializing cats
  • Landscaping
  • Spreading mulch on our dog walking trail
  • Painting
  • Helping with small building projects
  • Sorting animal crates, food, leashes and toys. 

Group guidelines

  • ​Volunteers are no longer required to wear a mask on-site, but those who are not vaccinated or are immunocompromised are strongly encouraged to wear one. More information is included in our updated COVID-19 protocol.
  • For the most meaningful volunteer experience, groups are limited to 15 people.
  • We ask for a donation fee of $250 to help us continue to care for our shelter pets until they find loving homes. You can make this donation for your group opportunity here.
  • All projects last two hours. Your group can choose a morning or afternoon shift Wednesday through Sunday based on availability.
  • Don't forget to wear close-toed shoes and clothes that are okay to get dirty.
  • Most, if not all, volunteer work is done outside and will need to be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather.
  • Carpooling is encouraged as parking is limited.
  • All volunteer work will be done at our PAWS Atlanta location: 5287 Covington Highway, Decatur, Georgia 30035

Schedule your group

To arrange for your group to volunteer at PAWS Atlanta, please email our Volunteer and Database Coordinator, Sam Long, at slong@pawsatlanta.org.

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