Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter

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Volunteer Opportunities

There are many different volunteer opportunities here at UPAWS, including weekly, bi-weekly, flexible such as fostering or office help, and on-call shifts inside and outside our shelter. You can work hands-on with our pets, choose to help in one of our administrative departments, help at a fundraiser, or even volunteer from home!

Ready to Get Started?

Join the fun and make a difference at UPAWS

1. Watch the UPAWS Volunteer Orientation 101 video to learn more about our program to see if volunteering at UPAWS will be right for you.

2. Submit a volunteer application. 


The following links are information on Court Ordered and Group Volunteering.

Court Ordered Volunteer Information     Group Tours or Group Volunteering


Are you a current volunteer?

Questions? Email Ann Brownell at volunteer@upaws.org

Contact Us

Phone: (906) 475-6661
Fax: (906) 475-6669
Email: info@upaws.org

Office Hours

Mon-Wed: 12pm to 4pm
Thursday: 12pm to 6:30pm
Friday-Sunday: 12pm-4pm


815 South State Highway M553
Gwinn, MI 49841
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