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!
Volunteer applications can be found on our website www. pawspueblo.org or at the shelter.
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 12:30 – 2:00
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
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
Please help in congratulating Joe Kaczuska as our March Volunteer of the Month! We can’t say enough good things about our friend Joe. We can (and do) call Joe all hours of the day and he shows up with a smile and all he asks for in return is a cup of coffee.
The amount of work and dedication Joe puts into our shelter is so appreciated and we honestly don’t know what we ever did without him.
Thank you Joe. You are truly the best!