More ways to care
We welcome volunteers in several different areas, like dog walking and training, cat socializing, fostering, special events, and organizational needs (just to name a few!).
If you would like to volunteer,
just follow the steps below.
Instructions for Animal Volunteers
"It is the staff and our animal friends that make volunteering at the Sancturary one of the most uplifting and gratifying things I do in my life."
- Deb, a Paws4ever Volunteer, March 2013
1. Complete the online registration form below.
Our volunteer program manager will then send you a list of dates for upcoming volunteer training sessions.
2. Attend Volunteer Training.
All new volunteers must be 16 or older. A parent must accompany teens during volunteer training and for the month following. Teens may then volunteer "solo," at our staff's discretion.
3. Contact us if you need additional information.
Email our volunteer program manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested in volunteering at our ReSale Store? Email email@example.com.
Note: We do not offer one-to-one supervision for volunteers, so we cannot sign official forms for court-ordered individuals.
FAQ & General Volunteer Opportunities
What are the volunteer opportunities at Paws4ever?
The list below features specific upcoming or current needs. Age and/or training restrictions are noted along with the email address for the person to contact to get involved. This list is updated regularly, so check back often to discover new ways to stay connected and support Paws4ever.
Host a Supply Drive We always have a need for cleaning, office and pet supplies, and one of the greatest ways groups can support us is to help collect these items. You’ll find our wish list of items on our DONATE page. You may wish to host a party and ask guests to bring supplies and donations for P4E or perhaps collect items at your church or school! The more items that are donated, the less money we have to spend on these items and the more we can spend on our animals! Questions? Email us to learn more. Collected items can be delivered to the Adoption Center during open hours.
Become a Legacy Care Provider and foster a dog or cat If you have space in your heart and home for an animal who has lost its loved one, Paws4ever would like to consider you a Legacy Care Provider. You will receive the companionship of an animal who is used to being in a home and who needs your love and attention until a new forever home can be found. If you are interested, email us and we'll get more information to you.
Cat Towers and Litter Boxes “Hands-on Construction” Looking for a fun spring or summer project? Paws4ever has several cat towers need to be covered with new carpet. We’d also appreciate if someone could build us additional enclosed cat litter boxes. If you’re interested, please email us for details and ideas.
Cat Garden Planting Party To celebrate the opening of our new outdoor cat enclosure, we’ll be hosting a planting party to develop a cat garden to attract butterflies. Have a green thumb and like to dig in the dirt? Willing to donate plants or your time to install the new garden? Email us to learn more.
ReSale Store Volunteer Our ReSale Store is always in need of extra volunteers to lend a hand sorting and pricing, staging and repairing/cleaning items. If you’re interested, please email us.
Fall Anniversary Walk/Run Event Planners Needed This year we celebrate 10 years at our Nicks Road location in Mebane and in honor of that milestone, we’ll be hosting a fun run/walk with an auction and live music on November 1. We need volunteers to help in a variety of ways before the event and on the day of, including soliciting and collecting auction items, logistics, promotions, team recruitment and sponsorship. Learn more about how you can get involved by emailing us.
Adoptathon Leaders We’re looking for several experienced animal handlers to serve as adoptathon leaders. Volunteers must have received Paws4ever animal volunteer training and be willing to serve one Saturday each month, on average, at our Adoptathon events, which typically run for 3 hours. Special events training will be provided. This volunteer role is integral in helping our animals find new homes and in telling the community about our organization. It’s a perfect volunteer job for the person who loves animals and enjoys talking with people! Interested? Email us.
Got a truck? We often need help transporting large items that have been donated? If you have a truck or other large vehicle and are willing to serve on-call to help transport those donations, please email us.