Youth Volunteers

What Can I Do?

Thank you for your interest in helping animals! There are so many ways that you can help animals every day.

Host a fundraiser or gift drive for animals

As a nonprofit organization, PAWS is able to care for hundreds of animals each year thanks to the kind donations from people just like you. You can help by organizing a Fundraiser, having a Gift Drive, collecting animal supplies, or all three!

Donate your day and have the most FUN

You can donate supplies, you can donate your time, but have you ever heard of donating your day? Each year, PAWS receives donations from very generous kids who decide to ask for donations to help animals instead of presents for their birthday.

Bake some treats

You can also help by holding a Bake Sale for Dogs. A bake sale is good, but a bake sale for dogs is even better!

Host a movie night for animals

Invite friends and family to a movie night with an “admission fee” to be donated to PAWS.

Gift drive for animals

PAWS cares for thousands of animals in need every year, and it takes a lot of supplies! By organizing a gift drive and donating items from our wish list, you will help animals directly.

Sponsor an animal

Download our pet flyer and design it any way you would like. Post these at your neighborhood pool, coffee shop or school.

Participate in a PAWS Atlanta event with your family

Each summer, Walk for the PAWS takes place at a local park. What could be better than spending a day at the park? Spending a day at the park with lots of dogs – while helping the animals at PAWS! Walk for the PAWS raises money for PAWS animals. You can join in on the fun with friends and family, by raising money and walking in the event.

Each fall, Party for the PAWS celebrates our animals with a silent auction, yummy food, and a doggie runway! Those are costumes you don't want to miss.

PAWS Atlanta also participates in multiple events throughout the year at breweries, local stores, and other fun spots. Check out our event calendar to see what's coming up!

Become a foster family

While you must be 18 or older to do hands-on volunteering at PAWS, becoming a foster family is fun for all ages! 

PAWS foster families provide a temporary home for kittens, cats, puppies and dogs in need. These families provide food and care to homeless animals that are either too young or sick to be adopted right away. Learn more about our foster program and get started today.


Volunteering is a wonderful way to learn, have fun and give back to your community. At PAWS, you must be 18 years or older to work with or around animals, but there are many other ways to help.





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