Special Event Assistant

*Help the City of Albuquerque's Animal Welfare Department connect shelter animals with caring homes during adoption events.


Assist staff with off-site events as an adoption assistant and animal caretaker. Assist with the adoption process and adoption paper work.


  • 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 ability to maintain control of animals.
  • Volunteer must be able to communicate with the public.

Days / Hours

Hours vary with event schedules.

Time Commitment

Commitment varies with event schedules.

Training Provided / Required

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


Vary with event locations.