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Centre County PAWS

  • 36 people are interested

Training: 1.5 hour training required
Available Shifts: 11am - 4pm on Sat/Sun; 5-7pm on Mon; 11-2pm on Tues; 5-7pm on Wed

  • Welcome all volunteers and visitors to PAWS warmly, answering questions and directing visitors appropriately.
  • Accept donations from visitors, give receipts for in kind donations, and thank donors on behalf of PAWS.
  • Answer phones and provide accurate information to callers.
  • Answer phones and take information on dog and cat surrenders and lost/found dogs and cats.
  • Help with administrative PAWS projects as needed.
  • Work closely with other volunteers on duty and the Director of Operations to ensure that all information given out is completely accurate and in line with all PAWS policies and guidelines.

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About Centre County PAWS


1401 Trout Road, State College, PA 16801, US

Mission Statement

Centre County PAWS, Inc. is committed to

  • placing homeless cats and dogs into loving forever homes and making a lifetime
  • commitment to each of these companion animals
  • reducing companion animal overpopulation through spay/neuter programs and education
  • promoting responsible pet care through education and by example
  • acting as an advocate on behalf of companion animals
  • building, nurturing, and respecting the human ‐ animal bond, and proactively seeking new approaches in the effort to end the suffering of companion animals in our society caused by cruelty, neglect, or human apathy.

    We will make decisions, enact policies, and implement programs in accordance with our three core principles:

We are a non ‐ euthanasia organization. We believe that every animal has value and deserves a high quality of life and a permanent home, and that every animal must receive individual consideration, regardless of how many animals we take in. We believe that the life of an animal must always take precedence and that euthanasia is only an option when needed to provide a merciful end to either a state of irresolvable acute suffering, severe aggression, or severe self ‐ destructive behavior.

Volunteers are the heart and soul of PAWS. We are committed to ongoing education, training and communications so that all of our volunteers are well ‐ informed about organizational matters, day ‐ to ‐ day operations and volunteer expectations. We believe that each of our volunteers should be treated with professionalism, warmth, respect, and compassion. We value the time and energy that each volunteer gives to PAWS and to the animals in our care. We encourage the open expression of ideas and suggestions, and we wish to cultivate the creativity and enthusiasm of each volunteer. We work to create a safe, happy, enjoyable atmosphere in which each volunteer can contribute in his or her own way and receive fulfillment and satisfaction from this contribution.

We are a community organization. Members of PAWS, donors, and the general public are essential to the success of PAWS. We are committed to treating our members, donors, and the general public with dignity and respect. We strive to create cooperative relationships with other community organizations in order to further our mission.


Centre County PAWS works to place dogs and cats into forever homes. Because we are an all volunteer organization we rely heavily on the generosity of community members.



We'll work with your schedule.


1401 Trout RoadState College, PA 16801



  • Public Speaking
  • Office Reception


  • People 55+


  • Orientation or Training
  • 30 hours a year

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