Become a VIP volunteer!

The El Paso Animal Services Shelter could not provide such outstanding care for its animals without the help of its dedicated volunteer force. Our VIP Volunteers are involvedin various aspects of the shelter - providing hands-on care and attention to the shelter animals, helping keep the shelter and kennels clean, participating in events and other essential activities.


  • Must submit a volunteer application
  • 18+ year-olds must complete a background check
  • Must have an email address
  • Must be at least 14 years of age (14 -17-year-olds must volunteer with a guardian who will also become a volunteer. The guardian must be present at all times including the Orientation/Animal Handling Class)
  • Must have a big heart and compassion for cats and/or dogs  

If you have any questions, feel free to contact our VIP Volunteer Coordinator Rose Janice -  (915) 212-8730

CLICK HERE to download the volunteer application. Once you have it completed, come by the shelter to drop it off. We will process your paperwork and set you up with a volunteer orientation date. 


5001 Fred Wilson Ave, El Paso, TX 79906 (across from Ft. Bliss Cemetery)

(915) 212-PAWS Phone | (915) 212-0324 Fax


Open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.