PAWS Volunteer Program

P.A.W.S. Program
(Promoting Animal Welfare with Students)

The Santa Cruz SPCA is happy to announce that we now offer P.A.W.S., a youth volunteer program for students age 7 through 15. (Students over the age of 16 can sign up for our regular volunteer program.) Program participants may help with the care, socializing and training of the shelter animals.

Students interested in P.A.W.S. must first fill out an on-line application and sign up, via education@spcasc.org to attend a general volunteer orientation with a parent or guardian.  We have an orientation on the first Monday of each month at 4pm at our shelter location, 2685 Chanticleer Ave, Santa Cruz. P.A.W.S. groups will meet for three week sessions each month, September through May.  The cost for one three week session is $45.

There will be P.A.W.S. groups offered for the following age groups:

  • Junior Volunteers-Age 7-8, Mondays from 3:30-5:30
  • Pre-Teen volunteers-Age 9-11, Wednesdays from 3:30-5:30
  • Teen volunteers-Age 12-15, Thursdays from 3:30-5:30


We take applicants on a first come first serve basis.  Once a section fills up, you can choose another section, contact us by phone at 566-3753 or e-mail education@spcasc.org for more information.

  • PAWS 2018
    January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018
    8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Price Qty
Junior PAWS February 12, 19 and 26(3:30-5:30)show details + $45.00 (USD)   Sold Out
Pre-Teen PAWS February 7, 14 and 21(3:30-5:30)show details + $45.00 (USD)   Sold Out
Teen PAWS February 8, 15 and 22(3:30-5:30)show details + $45.00 (USD)   Sold Out
Junior PAWS March 12. 19 and 26(3:30-5:30)show details + $45.00 (USD)   Sold Out
Pre-Teen PAWS March 14, 21 and 28(3:30-5:30)show details + $45.00 (USD)   Sold Out
Teen PAWS March 15, 22 and 29(3:30-5:30)show details + $45.00 (USD)   Sold Out
Junior PAWS April 9, 16 and 23(3:30-5:30)show details + $45.00 (USD)   Sold Out
Pre-Teen PAWS April 11, 18 and 25(3:30-5:30)show details + $45.00 (USD)   Sold Out
Teen PAWS April 12, 19 and 26(3:30-5:30)show details + $45.00 (USD)  
Junior PAWS May 14, 21 and 28(3:30-5:30)show details + $45.00 (USD)   Sold Out
Pre-Teen PAWS May 9, 16 and 23(3:30-5:30)show details + $45.00 (USD)   Sold Out
Teen PAWS May 10, 17 and 24(3:30-5:30)show details + $45.00 (USD)