We are beyond grateful for the outpouring of support from our wonderful community through the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. While we are usually always in need of new volunteers here at our shelter, for the health and safety of our staff and the public, most of our volunteer positions have been placed on pause. We are still offering our Day Hike With A Dog and Foster Care opportunities, and we’d love for you to still submit our volunteer application. We can then place you on our notification email list and let you know when our normal volunteer opportunities are back up and running! Thank you for being willing to lend a paw.

Volunteer for C.A.R.E.

Volunteers are crucial in helping us carry out our mission. Without our volunteers, we could not provide the high level of programming and services that benefit the lives of animals in our care. Volunteering at the shelter is a fun way to show your love for animals, make an impact on their lives, and give back to our community.

Interested in giving a little of your time to the shelter? C.A.R.E. is always accepting new volunteers and we would be excited to have you on our team!


How to become a volunteer at C.A.R.E.


Check out our volunteer opportunities here.


Complete the volunteer application.


Attend a quick one-hour Orientation and Training where you will receive a tour of the shelter and learn about our policies and procedures. Once we have received your volunteer application, we will email you with the date and time of our next training. When you sign up for this orientation, you will be asked to digitally sign our liability waiver. For volunteers under the age of 18, this liability waiver must be signed by a parent or legal guardian.

Please email our Programs Director, Keira Clark, at [email protected] for more information regarding our Orientation and Training schedule.

Questions? [email protected]

**Please note that while we accept all ages of volunteers, any person under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times for safety reasons.**

Court-ordered community service:

Our volunteer program and court-ordered community service program are separate. If you need to complete court-ordered community service hours, please call the shelter at 970-947-9173 to schedule shifts based upon availability. Thank you!

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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