Animal Shelter Volunteer Program

We have an active volunteer program and are always seeking more people who would like to give of their time to the animals. Volunteers are a great asset to the shelter as they give that extra attention and do activities that are needed while a shelter animal awaits its new home. Such activities include dog walking, socializing cats, fostering, general socializing with the shelter animals, clerical assistance, emergency preparedness SCART and help with events.


In order to become ANY type of volunteer you need to:
  • Call or stop by the shelter to sign up for orientation/training (see schedule below).  Please do not drop in day of class.
  • Be at least 14 years old
  • If you are younger, a parent or guardian must accompany you for training and when volunteering 
  • Complete a Volunteer Application (pdf). If under 14 the parent fills out the application noting the child's name in the appropriate section. 
  • Complete a  Volunteer Waiver form (pdf) Parent must sign if under 18 years of age.  Pick up at the front desk.
  • Attend a 30 minute orientation 
  • Attend a 25 minute cat class to volunteer with cats
  • Attend a 1 1/2 class to volunteer with dogs
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Please call or stop by the shelter to sign up for orientation and class.  Please do not drop by day of class. The following are the dates for the upcoming Volunteer Orientation Classes: 

Wednesday September 12, 2018
Saturday September 22, 2018
Wednesday October 10, 2018
Saturday October 20, 2018
Wednesday November 7, 2018
Saturday November 10, 2018
Saturday December 8, 2018

Class times are as follows:

General Orientation:  10-10:30 AM (all volunteers)

Dog Class:  10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Cat Class:  12:00 PM - 12:30 PM 
   Please bring a photo ID if you are 18 or older. 

*Bring a snack, lunch and something to drink if attending all three classes.
*Please sign up at the front desk if you plan to attend.
*If you have signed up and are unable to attend, please call to notify the volunteer coordinator (970-668-4197) or the shelter (970-668-3230).
*Please wear appropriate clothing for the Dog Class as we will be walking dogs outside.


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