Front Desk Volunteer Training

Once you've filled out your Volunteer Application online, you can register for Front Desk Volunteer Training. Please contact our Front Desk Coordinator, Elaine. Training dates are scheduled on an individual basis.

Front Desk volunteers are the face and voice of PAWS. Front Desk duties include meeting and greeting visitors to PAWS, mastering knowledge of PAWS policies and procedures, answering phones, taking dog / cat surrender information, and collaborating with volunteers from the cat and dog wings. Best of all you get to work alongside amazing PAWS cats and dogs!

The minimum commitment expectation for volunteers is approximately 30 hours per year (1 shift per month on average). In cases where courses are full, we prioritize scheduling volunteers who can commit to at least weekly volunteer shifts. Weekly (regular) volunteers get the most out of their volunteering and tend to form close relationships with the animals in our care and the other volunteers.

At the Front Desk, we are currently unable to accommodate community service hours volunteers.

Shifts available: 10:45 - 1:30 pm and 1:30 - 4 pm weekends; 4:45 - 7 on Mondays, 11 - 2 Tuesdays. Training is required and by appointment only.

Email Elaine to preregister for a training session.