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 under 14 years old, a parent or guardian must attend training and accompany the child when volunteering.
  • Complete a Volunteer Application (pdf). If under 14 the parent fills out the application for themself noting the child's name in the appropriate section. If under 18 years old parent must sign the application as well.
  • 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 20 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.  If you need to fill out the forms, please arrive 1/2 hour early, otherwise arrive 10 minutes early in order to check in prior to class. The following are the dates for the upcoming Volunteer Orientation Classes: 

January:  Saturday the 12th, 2019
                Wednesday the 23rd, 2019

February:  Wednesday the 6th, 2019
                  Saturday the 23rd, 2019

March:  Wednesday the 13th, 2019
             Saturday the 23rd, 2019

April:  Wednesday the 3rd, 2019
           Saturday the 13th, 2019

May:  Wednesday the 8th, 2019
           Saturday the 18th, 2019


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. 

*Please call or sign up in person at the front desk if you want 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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