Volunteer with a Group

Volunteer Groups have played an important part in supporting the PAWS mission! Groups of volunteers work on variety of projects such as constructing equipment for our dogs, assisting with cleaning and maintenance tasks, completing clerical work for our office staff, or playing with and creating enrichment opportunities for our dogs!

Group volunteer opportunities are a great way to promote team building and collaboration amongst your team. PAWS Group Volunteer opportunities are here to offer an fun and engaging way to give back to the community with your corporate team, club, or group of friends.

  • Groups of volunteers must have between 4-20 members
  • All members of the group will be required to sign a volunteer waiver upon arrival at PAWS.
  • All members of a group should be age 14+. Volunteers between 14-17 years of age require adult supervision by an adult group member (not provided by PAWS)

Campus Beautification: Like to garden or paint? Volunteers are needed to maintain our grounds and facilities. Outdoor activities may include weeding, mulching, planting flowers, raking, trimming shrubbery or basic outdoor clean up. Indoor tasks might include painting, decorating, organizing, or cleaning projects.

Office Help: Support our office staff with their special projects! Volunteers may be needed to help with filing, preparing mailings, putting together packets, and other clerical tasks.

Creating Canine Enrichment: W like to keep our dogs occupied! This opportunity may include filling Kongs and frisbees with peanut butter, baking dog treats, creating edible bubbles, or preparing and cleaning enrichment materials!

Cleaning: Support our Care Team as they maintain a clean facility for our dogs! This opportunity may involve cleaning crates, kennels, PAWS vehicles, washing windows, doing laundry, and more.

Exercising & Playing with Dogs: Our dogs love to run and play, and our volunteers give them a chance to get their zoomies out! This opportunity takes place outside in fenced exercise yards if weather permits. (Exercising dogs occurs in a wide range of temperatures and weather conditions, volunteers should dress accordingly.)

Campus Construction Projects: There’s always something to build or improve on at PAWS! Help our team with various projects such as fence improvements, building sunshades, or setting up sprinklers and pools for the dogs to play in!

Group Volunteer Opportunities

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Group Volunteer Application

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PAWS Volunteer Login

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Group Volunteer FAQS

Do members of a group have to do background checks?

Do groups need to commit to visiting more than once?

Is my family a group?  

Will we be around dogs when volunteering?

What breeds of dogs might be on PAWS’ campus?

What should I wear to volunteer at PAWS?

Some group members have allergies. Will that affect our volunteer experience?

Do I need to bring anything when I come to volunteer?


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