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*Teach citizens about the City of Albuquerque's Animal Welfare Department.


Bet Lotosky
AWD Program Manager
Animal Welfare Department
(505) 767-5632

Volunteers 55 +

Josie Samudio                                  (505) 764-1616                                jksamudio@cabq.gov


  • Serve as a shelter tour guide for groups or individuals.
  • Provide off-site educational booths to inform the public about the shelter and the services we provide.
  • Provide educational talks to schools and other organizations.


  • Must be 18 years of age (16 years of age with consent of guardian) and have no history of animal or domestic abuse.
  • Ability to communicate with the public, public speaking.

Days / Hours

Hours and days vary.

Time Commitment

Time commitment varies.

Training Provided / Required

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


Vary with events.

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