C.A.R.E. Volunteer Opportunities

All volunteer opportunities require the following:

-Completed volunteer application and liability waiver
-Attend our one-hour volunteer orientation and training

Dog TLC:

Walking, bathing, and socializing our adoptable dogs and puppies.

When: Available TLC hours are 10:30-4:30 7 days a week. You pick 1-2 hour shifts, one or two times per week on a day/days that work for both you and the shelter staff.

Dog Care:

Help us clean! Scrubbing dog kennels, giving fresh water, washing dishes, sweeping and mopping, etc.

This job is extremely needed, and a GREAT way to get to know the dogs and staff.

When: You pick one shift a week from 8:00-10:30 a.m., for a minimum of 2 months. Note: This opportunity is available to volunteers 16 years and older.

Cat TLC:

Brushing cats, playing with cats, singing to cats, snuggling cats, and generally giving our cats the socialization and fun they need during their time at the shelter.

When: Available TLC hours are 10:30-4:30 7 days a week. You pick 1-2 hour shifts, one or two times per week on a day/days that work for both you and the shelter staff.

Cat Care:

Help us clean! Scooping litter boxes, giving fresh water, washing dishes, sweeping and mopping, etc.

This job is extremely needed, and a GREAT way to get to know the cats and staff.

When: You pick one shift a week from 8:00-10:30 a.m., for a minimum of 2 months. Note: This opportunity is available to volunteers 16 years and older.

Care Canine Training Program (No Experience Needed!):

Teach our shelter dogs basic obedience commands (sit, down, stay, leash manners, etc.)! Don’t have experience training dogs? No problem! C.A.R.E. has a dog trainer on staff  who will show you the ropes.

When: Care Canine Training can take place between 10:30-4:30, 7 days a week. You pick 1-2 hours shifts, one or two times per week on a day/days that work for both you and the shelter staff.

Note: Separate orientation with our dog trainer required.

Foster Care:

Have you ever wanted to care for a pet, but weren’t able to permanently? C.A.R.E. has just the opportunity for you! Take a dog, cat, or a litter home with you to give them a vacation from the shelter. C.A.R.E. supplies everything you need (toys, bowls, food, etc.), you just supply the love.

When: Typically, we always has an animal in need of foster care. The time commitment varies depending on the animal. Please fill out our foster care survey and our Foster Care Coordinator, Keira Clark, will get back to you with more details.

Special Events:

Help handle animals and talk to customers at off-site events. We hold adopt-a-thons and fundraiser throughout the year and we always need help! You can also help transport animals, post fliers, and assist with sponsorship requests.

When: C.A.R.E. hosts and attends up to 40 events per year. Expect monthly emails notifying you when we have upcoming events, and sign up as you have time.

Day Hike with a Dog:

Take a hike and experience the best of the Roaring Fork Valley with a four-legged friend. Come by and we will provide you with a dog in need of some exercise and outside stimulation.

When: Available times are 10:30-4:30, 7 days a week. Please call the day before to confirm we have a dog available to go on a hike. Dogs must be back to the shelter at least 30 minutes prior to closing.

Transport:

Colorado Animal Rescue is always in need of volunteers to help transport animals to events, pick up donations, and sometimes transport animals to other shelters as part of our shelter transfer program.

When: Transport is needed intermittently. If you choose to sign up for transport opportunities, our staff will contact you as the need arises.

Help the animals in our care by donating to the shelter! Your gift, no matter how big or small, will improve the lives of homeless & abandoned animals within our community and beyond. Thanks so much for your support!

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