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Volunteer

Volunteers are the life blood of Colorado Animal Rescue. Without our volunteers, we would never be able to provide the level of programs and services we do, to assist the animals and the community.

If you would like to volunteer e-mail us.  You can also friend us on Facebook: Volunteer for CARE.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Colorado Animal Rescue offers a variety of scheduled and non-scheduled activities to our volunteers.

Cat Care

Our volunteers will help clean and scrub cat kennels, feed and water cats, wash food and water dishes, tidy-up the Cat Room, sweep and mop floors and help with laundry. This job is extremely needed, and a GREAT way to get to know the cats and staff. You will need to attend the Orientation, Group Training and individual Cat Care training for this volunteer opportunity.

At the Cat Care Training, you will sign up for one 8am-10:30am shift on a day of the week that works for you. We will expect a minimum commitment of 3 months for this Volunteer Opportunity.

Cat TLC

Overall in this position you will give love and attention to our cats at CARE. You will sometimes be asked to groom and brush our adoptable cats. Hours generally are 7 days a week between 11:00 am and 5:00 pm. You will need to attend Volunteer Orientation, Group Training and an individual Cat Training before interacting with the cats.

At the TLC training, you will sign up for one (or two if you have the time to give) weekly two-hour shifts on a day(s) of the week that works for you between the hours of 11:00 am and 5:00 pm. We will expect a minimum commitment of 3 months for this Volunteer Opportunity.

Dog Care

For this position you will help clean and scrub dog runs, feed and water dogs, wash food dishes and toys, and restock Kennel Area. This job is extremely needed, and a GREAT way to get to know the dogs and staff. You will need to attend the Orientation, Group Training and individual training for this volunteer opportunity.

At the Dog Care training, you will sign up for one 8am-10:30am shift on a day of the week that works for you. We will expect a minimum commitment of 3 months for this Volunteer Opportunity.

Dog TLC

Overall in this position you will walk and socialize our dogs on the adoption floor at C.A.R.E. Sometimes you will be asked to bathe and groom adoptable dogs. Hours generally are 7 days a week between 11:00 am and 5:00 pm. You will need to attend Volunteer Orientation, Group Training and an individual Dog TLC Training before interacting with the dogs.

At the TLC training, you will sign up for one (or two if you have the time to give) weekly two-hour shifts on a day(s) of the week that works for you between the hours of 11:00 am and 5:30 pm. We will expect a minimum commitment of 3 months for this Volunteer Opportunity.

C.A.R.E. Canine Training Program

The C.A.R.E. in-house training program is designed to assist shelter dogs and to improve the manners of dogs in order to increase their appeal and adoptability. A group of dedicated volunteer trainers teach dogs skills that foster good manners. Dogs enrolled in the C.A.R.E . Canine Training program are taught, using humane methods, the basics of general obedience - sit, down, stay, heel, handling exercises, distraction and come. While some are learning new skills, others are sharpening skills they already have.

Before working directly with animals, volunteers must attend a general orientation, a stress reduction seminar and an animal handling seminar. Once they are experienced as dog walkers, future trainers shadow current trainers for four to five hours, then log three to four hours on their own. The lead trainer then monitors the volunteer's progress to determine if he or she is ready to go at it alone. We ask CCT Trainers to log at least 2 hours a week with shelter dogs. We also require at least a 4 month commitment.

Animal Bathing & Grooming

Dogs and cats sometimes come to us very dirty and matted. Keeping animals clean and pretty makes them feel better and makes them more adoptable. This is not a scheduled position; you can be a pet beautician anytime during shelter hours.

Foster Care Provider

Foster care removes the animal from the shelter for a specified length of time. Foster homes are needed for a variety of reasons - ill or injured animals, kittens that are too young for adoption, pregnant cats that need a place to deliver their young, or a stressed animal that needs a break away from the shelter. This is a very important job and a separate application process is required.

Special Events

C.A.R.E. participates in many community events and our volunteers are needed to help transport animals, assist with supplying information to the public, assisting with the animals, attending the event, coordinating the event with other volunteers and staff, marketing, and promoting.


Day Hike with a Dog from Colorado Animal Rescue

Take a hike and experience the best of Glenwood Springs with a four-legged friend.  Come by Colorado Animal Rescue on a beautiful, summer day and we will provide you with a dog in need of some exercise and outside stimulation. Dog walkers are an essential part of our volunteer program because they provide much needed exercise, socialization, and training for the dogs at the shelter. By volunteering to walk dogs at the shelter, or taking a dog to one of the local dog-friendly trails, you are enhancing the quality of life for the dogs and improving their chances of being adopted. 

 

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