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When you become a volunteer, you will get assigned a variety of tasks such as dog walking, kennel cleaning, and assisting during outreach programs. 

Most of our volunteers have full-time jobs and families, and they have different skills and interests. You, too, can help in your own way. Read on below to see how you can be part of the PAWS family.


We have temporarily closed the Volunteer Applications. We will open the application portal by September 1, 2024 for those who can attend the next PAWS VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION which is on October 12, 2024 – 10am to 1pm.

We are calling for volunteer applicants who can render on-site direct animal care work at the PAWS shelter in QC during office hours (Mondays to Saturdays, except Wednesdays, between the hours of 8am to 5pm) The required minimum hours is 8 hours a month for 6 months.

Note: The 8 hours may be rendered on a staggered basis over a course of several days within the month.

IMPORTANT: Many applicants only attend the orientation but don’t come back to volunteer. As a show of commitment, we are now asking all applicants for a P1000 deposit which will be returned after rendering at least 8 hours of volunteer work per month for 6 consecutive months. Only applications with a verified deposit will be accepted. Should an applicant fall short of the volunteer requirement, their P1000 deposit will be forfeited and used for medication and treatment of our special-needs shelter animals.

All volunteers must first submit the application form, deposit 1000 (which will be returned after rendering at least 8 hours of volunteer work per month for 6 consecutive months) and attend the orientation.

You can volunteer every day, once a week, once a month, or whenever your schedule allows it. However, to be considered an active, bona fide PAWS volunteer, you must render at least eight (8) hours of volunteer work every month.

You are considered an volunteer if you render at least eight (8) hours of volunteer work per month. Active volunteers get included in special activities, events, and workshops. Volunteers who foster shelter animals are automatically awarded their 8-hours for each month that they foster.

No. However, minors are required to attend the orientation with a parent or guardian. When volunteering, children below 13 must also be supervised by their parent or guardian.

A certain level of knowledge and familiarity with our policies are required in order to perform your volunteer duties. Therefore, all volunteers are required to attend orientation.

As a charity organization, we do not give volunteer certificates to students for academic compliance. Volunteering is generally considered an altruistic activity where one dedicates their time and resources for no financial or social gain.

No. All applications must be submitted within the designated period so that we have time to screen and confirm all attendees before the scheduled orientation date.

Pre-exposure rabies shots are required to do Direct Animal Care (dog walking, bathing, grooming & cuddling)

… Yes, cuddling! This is how we socialize and prep them for their forever families. They need their cuddles, and you need your shots!

Direct Animal Care

Volunteers who have had their pre-exposure rabies shots can walk and bathe the dogs, groom and socialize the cats, help with cleaning cages and feeding, and other tasks that require direct contact with animals.

Office/Admin Work

Admin Assistants must be familiar with PAWS policies to be able to assist in answering visitors’ questions and concerns, providing counseling, processing paperwork, and giving tours to PARC to visitors.

Humane Education

Volunteers can be trained to conduct seminars for schools, barangays, and private companies. Topics include Responsible Pet Ownership, Spay & Neuter, and other important Animal Welfare issues.

Adoption Counseling

The adoption team is responsible for screening and interviewing adoption applicants. They also assist in selecting the best pet for the applicant, so being acquainted with the shelter animals is a big advantage.


PAWS often conducts fundraisers and other events in different locations. Volunteers are asked to help in many ways, including setting up and manning our booths, handing out flyers and handling the animals.

Training & Rehabilitation

Volunteers interested in this area must first attend the workshop with our Dog Behavior Specialist and be committed to the program schedule. The workshop is scheduled regularly and announced to the volunteer group.

Foster Care

Fostering is life-saving work. By fostering, you are making your home an extension of the shelter by making room for one or several rescued animals temporarily. Fosters are considered active volunteers.

Social Media

To be part of this team, you need a deep understanding of our programs and policies. Our SocMed volunteers are responsible for posting updates on our pages, taking photos, creating graphics, or responding to comments.


A volunteer may be asked to assist in some clinical or surgical procedures on animals, but they need to be vaccinated against rabies, have prior experience, or a senior volunteer who is willing to undergo training.

Disaster Relief

PAWS performs rescue operations in times of calamities, particularly when animals need to be removed from danger zones. Volunteers who wish to participate must receive special training in this area.

Lobbying & Legal Work

Volunteers who are familiar with the legal system are most welcome to assist in this area. Tasks include attending hearings, meeting with government officials and providing legal assistance in court cases.

Dr. Dog Activities

If you are the owner or handler of a certified Dr. Dog, you automatically become a volunteer. You and your dog can participate in Dr. Dog activities held in nursing homes, orphanages, and similar establishments.

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