PAWS Volunteer Opportunities 

Volunteers Youth w puppies

P.A.W.S. Youth Volunteers holding puppies at an adoption event

Interested in any of these volunteer opportunities please stop by the PAWS Adoption Center on Thursday from 4-7pm for a new volunteer orientation. We'd love to have you join our team!

Matchmakers for Adoption Events:
PAWS conducts multiple adoption events monthly for homeless animals at the Greenfield Tractor Supply Store, Greenfield PetsMart, and during Open Hours at our PAWS Adoption Center. Matchmaker volunteers walk dogs, groom cats, set up cages, transport animals to the adoption site, interview potential adopters, answer questions about PAWS and the animals available for adoption, and clean cages and return cages to storage.

Cat Caretakers: The PAWS Center is home to 30+ cats and kittens.  They need care seven days a week -- feeding, watering, scooping litter boxes, sweeping, dusting, and, of course, playing and petting the cats and kittens.

Kitty Cuddlers:  These volunteers visit the PAWS Center and spend time playing, petting, cuddling, and socializing with kittens and adult cats.

Low Cost Spay and Neuter Programs:  PAWS provides low cost spay/neuter opportunities for cats and dogs living in Hancock County.  On Mondays, PAWS volunteers transport 15-25 cats and dogs from the PAWS Center to the spay/neuter clinic in Noblesville.  Volunteers are needed to schedule spay/neuter appointments, to check-in cats & dogs, and to transport the pets to and from the clinic.

Foster Programs :   Foster homes are needed for dogs, cats, puppies and kittens of all shapes and sizes. If you would like to become a foster home for an animal in need please fill out an on-line application or send an email to 

Sewing Circle Partners:  PAWS volunteers make all sorts of items for PAWS to sell to raise the money needed to house and care for our rescued cats, kittens, dogs and puppies.  If you're an expert seamstress or just a beginning sewer, we need your help.  One of our biggest fundraisers is the sale of our catnip toys.  We sell about 7,000 a year at the PAWS Center, festivals, and through 30+ outlets around central Indiana.  That means we need to make 7,000+ catnip toys each year!  We also need volunteers willing to make pet beds and clothes to sell. PAWS provides all the materials.  Sew at home or join the PAWS Sewing Circle Club and sew at the PAWS Center once a month.

Committee Members:  If you have ideas to share you should consider sitting on a PAWS committee. Our group needs organized volunteers to help plan and execute the operations that make PAWS run successfully. We have opening fro the following committees: Fund-raising, Education, Membership, Volunteer and Community Service.

 P.A.W.S. Volunteers


Fundraising Events:

Festivals:  PAWS has a booth at Local Indiana Festivals. We sell pet related merchandise and miscellaneous items. Volunteers are needed to set-up the booth, operate it, and take down the booth at the end of the event. Duties would include making sales, collecting payment, making change and restocking merchandise.

PAWS Pool Party: Back to school time brings the closing of the Riley Park Pool. In conjunction with the Greenfield Parks Department, PAWS hosts a pool party for dogs and their owners and a dog dive contest the first Saturday after the pool closes for the season. Volunteers are needed to run the concession stand, to serve as DJ and to set up the dog dive and obstacle course contests.


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