The Humane Society of Pagosa Springs is known for its gala fund raising events. Lots of volunteers are needed to carry off the events successfully.
Adoptathon - The Humane Society shelter hosts several off-site adopt-a-thons throughout the year at local merchants, the Thrift Store, and at other local communities. These events promote animal adoptions and raise money for the shelter. Volunteers help on the day(s) of the event to set up/break down, walk/show off animals and share information about the animals with potential adopters. Volunteers may also wash and groom dogs and cats before the event.
Many times, one of the local veterinarians will sponsor an inoculation clinic, a dog trainer volunteer will give demonstrations and/or our younger volunteers will host a refreshment stand.
Auction for the Animals - The biggest fund raising event of the year is the auction, which is held just before Labor Day. This is an evening event featuring wine and beer tasting, hors d'oeuvres and live and silent auctions. Merchandise is donated by celebrities and authors from all over the world, pet product manufacturers and local businesses and artists. Volunteers are needed to transport auction merchandise to the auction site, set-up and break-down, staff the check-in tables, monitor
the silent auction, help with check-out and cashiering, work at the
wine and beer tasting tables and to act as spotters at the live auction.
Administrative Assistant - Work with our Office Manager to prepare mailings, make copies, organize data, and possibly assist with data entry and update the adoptive animals on the web site. Computer and typing skills are a plus.
Newsletter Assistant - If you have a knack for writing and editing, your skills are needed for the Paw Press newsletter. Work from the privacy of your own home!
For one of the most rewarding volunteer experiences you will ever have, fill out a Volunteer Application Form!