Admission/ Intake Assistant

*Assist staff in admitting animals to the for the City of Albuquerque's Animal Welfare Department's shelters.


  • Assist staff with admitting animals to the shelter.
  • Collect as much information about the animal as possible in order to assist with proper placement.
  • Provide owner information and options to encourage keeping pet rather than surrender to the shelter.


  • Must be 18 years of age (16 years of age with consent of guardian) and have no history of animal or domestic abuse.
  • Basic breed identification, knowledge of animal behavior, and an ability to maintain control of animals.
  • Volunteer must be able to communicate with the public.

Days / Hours

Shifts available Tuesday through Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Time Commitment

Minimum eight hours per month.

Training Provided / Required

Two-hour volunteer orientation and two-hour animal handling class.  Mentoring will be provided.


  • Eastside shelter - 8920 Lomas Blvd NE
  • Westside shelter - 11800 Sunset Gardens SW
  • Lucky Paws - Coronado Mall