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Our Volunteer Vision
To develop and maintain a qualified, proficient volunteer base with defined roles for volunteer positions, effective volunteer training, and a cohesive working relationship between staff and volunteers to achieve our vision of a No Kill Community.
Thank you for your interest in becoming a Paws Humane Society volunteer. Volunteers are vital to the work we do and we truly appreciate those who are able to donate their time to help the homeless pets of the Chattahoochee Valley. We believe in utilizing skilled volunteers with a passion for giving back to our community. In return, you will experience the reward of seeing lives saved on a daily basis. You will watch as families become complete and our community moves forward in becoming one of the leaders in our nation’s No Kill Movement.
How to Become a Volunteer
To begin volunteering at Paws, you must be at least 18 years of age and attend one of our volunteer orientations. During the orientation, you will learn all you need to know to begin volunteering with Paws Humane Society. Paws volunteers are required to wear a volunteer t-shirt, which must be purchased prior to volunteering. The cost is $10.80.
Please note: this program is not for court-ordered or preemptive community service.
Upcoming Volunteer Orientation Dates for 2018:
Click the date to sign up.
Flexible Volunteer Opportunities (Volunteer Orientation Required)
Our flexible volunteer opportunities allow oriented and trained volunteers to work in the shelter on their own time. No prior scheduling is needed, but an initial focused training session may be required before working in these areas. These include tasks that need to be performed within the shelter on a daily basis. You will find some task examples and their descriptions below:
Dishes and Laundry
Scheduled Volunteer Opportunities (Volunteer Orientation Required)
Our scheduled volunteer opportunities allow oriented and trained volunteers to sign up for scheduled shifts as needed in each department. These are usually specialized tasks that require skill, training, dedication and accountability. Department Managers are responsible for scheduling volunteers for shifts within their own departments. Some tasks and their descriptions are included below:
Administrative and Customer Service Duties
Community Cats Program
Offsite Adoptions/Special Events
Volunteer Dog Training
Volunteer Opportunities Open to the Public (Volunteer Orientation Not Required)
These volunteer opportunities do not require individuals to attend an initial orientation or training session. Both opportunities do, however, require an approved application before getting started.