PAWS volunteers support us in our mission to provide custom-trained Assistance Dogs to people living with disabilities! There are a variety of ways to volunteer for PAWS including becoming a foster puppy raiser or hosting a breeding dog, or helping with day to day operations as a campus volunteer or a group.

We have plenty of volunteer opportunities that fit a variety of interests and schedules so you can find the right commitment for you. It is our goal to provide a positive volunteering experience that is both rewarding and fun. Check out the different volunteer opportunities below and apply to become a PAWS volunteer today!

Volunteer Opportunities

Foster a PAWS Puppy

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BE A MAMA or PAPA Dog Home

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Volunteer with a Group

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Become a Campus Volunteer

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Volunteer Spotlights


“I am passionate about PAWS because I am learning, but I am also helping someone receive a miracle.”


“We risk breaking our hearts but always remember the purpose of why we do this, to help individuals to become independent and live their lives to the fullest.”


“It’s always an incredible experience meeting a client and seeing first hand how a puppy I whelped has changed their lives.”


Please contact Julie Thorington, at jthorington@pawswithacause.org or call (616) 877-7297 ext. 451.