Businesses and Community Organizations

We greatly appreciate your interest in bringing your group to PAWS Atlanta to volunteer! Our animals benefit greatly from your work.

I truly enjoyed the volunteer work I did today at PAWS Atlanta. The purpose of our visit today was to help clean up the walk paths that the dogs use after the recent storms. Everyone was very hands on...PAWS Atlanta is definitely doing great work. You can tell they care about their jobs and the animals even more...It was such a great experience...I definitely recommend visiting whether it's to volunteer or to adopt.
- Danielle, Yelp Elite Squad

Typical group volunteer tasks:

  • Walking and socializing dogs
  • Entertaining and socializing cats
  • Landscaping
  • Spreading mulch on our dog walking trail
  • Painting
  • Helping with small building projects
  • Sorting animal crates, food, leashes and toys. 

Group guidelines

  • All volunteers in the group must be over the age of 18.
  • For the most meaningful volunteer experience, groups are limited to 15 people.
  • We ask for a donation fee of $250 to help us continue to care for our shelter pets until they find loving homes. You can make this donation for your group opportunity here.
  • All projects last two hours. Your group can choose a morning or afternoon shift Wednesday through Saturday based on availability.
  • Don't forget to wear close-toed shoes and clothes that are okay to get dirty.
  • Most, if not all, volunteer work is done outside and will need to be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather.
  • Carpooling is encouraged as parking is limited.
  • All volunteer work will be done on-site at PAWS Atlanta: 5287 Covington Highway, Decatur, Georgia 30035
Thank you for having us! We had a wonderful time and especially enjoyed getting to meet some of the animals waiting for forever homes.
- Rebecca, Core5 Industrial Partners

Schedule your group

To arrange for your group to volunteer at PAWS Atlanta, please email our Volunteer and Database Coordinator, Sam Long, at

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