Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering at the Humane Society of Boulder Valley! Our volunteers are a major source of support for our programs and we’re so excited to have you join the team.
Currently, we offer a single volunteer role as an entry point to volunteering with the organization. Our Animal Care Team (ACT) is crucial to the day-to-day success of the organization and is an easy way to get started volunteering with us right away! Read the description below to see if this volunteer opportunity is right for you and click the button to get started!
Animal Care Team
Our Animal Care Team (ACT) is designed to support the animals’ daily care at the Humane Society of Boulder Valley. Volunteers in this program provide care for shelter animals through a variety of cleaning tasks, such as dog kennel cleaning, laundry and dishes, and other cleaning tasks. Volunteers should be able to bend, scoop, lift and stand for extended periods of time. View the full position description.
Age Requirement: You must be at least 15 years old to volunteer independently, and an adult must accompany volunteers between the ages of 7 and 14 as part of a Pets and Pals Team.
Note: Independent volunteers can sign up for both Kennel Cleaning and Laundry/Dishes shifts through the ACT program. Pets and Pals Teams will only have the option of signing up for Laundry/Dishes shifts.
Commitment: The Animal Care Team does not require a long-term commitment or regular weekly schedule.
Training: Volunteers receive on-the-job training with Animal Care Team staff members.
Scheduling: Kennel Cleaning shifts are available seven days a week from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Laundry/Dishes shifts are available seven days a week from 9-11 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 1-3 p.m., and 3-5 p.m. Volunteers will schedule shifts themselves through our online scheduling portal after their application is approved.
We offer specialized training for all other volunteer roles in the organization, like Dog Kennel Assistant and Cat Kennel Assistant, and our Animal Care Team members are the first to know when new trainings have been scheduled! View the two main animal enrichment position descriptions below.