City of Grand Prairie- Volunteer Services

Short-Term Volunteering at Prairie Paws

Caring for Grand Prairie's animal population is tremendously rewarding for people and pets, so we are happy you want to spend your time with us!  

Volunteers support shelter staff in a number of capacities that do not always include direct animal handling. We welcome volunteers seeking to serve a limited number of hours to assist with 'Shelter Essentials' that include:

  • Washing dishes
  • Washing and folding towels
  • Limited administrative duties


*The minimum volunteer age is 14.

  • Volunteers who are 17 or younger should submit a hand-signed (not typed) Parent Consent Form in advance to expedite acceptance into the volunteer program.  Email the signed form to 
  • Have general volunteer questions? Email
  • Click on the "Fill in an application" button to begin volunteer registration.

The Prairie Paws Adoption Center is located at 2222 W. Warrior Trail, Grand Prairie, TX, 75052.