Volunteers are ALWAYS needed and welcome.

PAWS for Life is heavily dependent on our fantastic volunteers, which means we are looking for committed volunteers who are ready to make a difference and join the fun!

Volunteer Orientation Event

Attending a volunteer orientation is the first step in becoming a volunteer here at PAWS for Life. Before anyone can start volunteering, they must attend this one-time orientation. Here you will learn the basics of being a volunteer and will be trained in handling dogs and cats.

PAWS for Life Volunteer Orientation!

Would you like to join our PAWS volunteer team? 

Please join us for the required Volunteer Orientation on Saturday, November 19th at 10:30 am.
Volunteer applications can be found on our website www. pawspueblo.org or at the shelter.
Once you attend our orientation we will find a volunteer position that is right for you. Pack Walk, socializing with the animals, playing with the dogs in the yard practicing basic commands, playing with cats, cleaning, filing, Home Checks, preparing treats and community service bags, Fostering, offsite events (Bingo), FUNdraising … the list goes on. There are many rewarding opportunities for everyone.
Please email lisa@pawspueblo.org if you have any questions.
We hope to see you there!

PAWS for Life Jr. Volunteer Program

WHO: Teens (Age 13-16 yrs) and Juniors (Age 8-12 yrs) who HAVE COMPLETED our Mandatory Volunteer Orientation. Volunteer Orientation sessions are scheduled monthly.

Parent/Guardian must directly accompany each Junior Volunteer throughout each session. Parents of Teens Volunteers are always welcome at any sessions.

WHEN: Fridays from 10:30am – 12:00pm

Sessions may be limited or cancelled due to weather conditions, availability of adult supervisors, PAWS staff designated situations and closures.

WHERE: PAWS for Life, 800 N. Pueblo Blvd. Pueblo

WHAT: Volunteers interact with stray and/or owner-surrendered dogs and cats at the shelter. Volunteers groom, read to and socialize dogs in an outdoor yard and cats in the cattery.

Volunteers help with preparing treats, making toys, cutting hot dogs, and occasional craft projects.

Note: We may exclude animals for health or safety reasons.

WHY: Socialization promotes the adoptability of the animals while kids benefit from volunteering their time and talents. This interaction gives the animals much appreciated attention. It is also a great learning tool for young adults to learn about caring for animals.

Our Contact Information

Paws for Life
800 North Pueblo Boulevard
Pueblo, CO 81003
(719) 543-6464

Our Heartfelt Thanks to All of Our Volunteers

Thank you to the many volunteers coming into our PAWS shelter every day to help care for our wonderful pets in waiting.  Also, thank you to those who help with our fundraising, adoptathons, and who foster many of our pets in waiting.  You are truly a blessing to our organization and we would be unable to function without you!

Volunteer of the Month

We honestly can’t say enough good things about September Volunteer of the Month, Sara Quinby, Sara is one of the most dedicated and reliable Packwalkers we have on our team, she cashiers at our weekly bingo game, helps in cattery, works our events and even takes home our dirty laundry. Sara is always willing to lend a helping hand and we are so grateful for her kindness and support . Please help us in congratulating this special lady and dear friend to PAWS. We LOVE you Sara!
From Sara- I feel thrilled and honored to be chosen the Volunteer of the month. I have done Packwalk for several years. There have been a number of dogs that I dearly wanted to adopt. Walking out in nature with a doggy friend is the best and they absolutely think so too, Giving them a chance to be away from their kennel and smell new smells and have some great interaction with their walker is a wonderful experience.
I enjoy working Bingo as I know how vital it has become in paying our veterinary bills. I am so thankful we have found a way to provide vet services for the animals under our care.
I love animals. I have since I was a kid. Volunteering at PAWS gives me a way to nurture and love animals and not have a houseful of animals. I would!!!
One of the best parts of being a volunteer is getting to know the other volunteers. Now there is a great group of people. The biggest hearts and hardest workers of any group I have ever seen. They are true friends and give all they can to PAWS!