Step 1: Read about the volunteer positions we have available
We have over 15 volunteer opportunities available, with more on the way!
Step 2: Clear your calendar to attend an orientation
Please mark your calendar to attend one of our upcoming volunteer orientations. Space is limited to 55 prospective volunteers at each session. We do not take a waiting list. Registration opens approximatelyone monthprior to each orientation. If you are registering as a Partner-Up team, the parent/guardian and child must register separately.
At each volunteer orientation we provide an overview of Larimer Humane Society's programs and services, answer frequently asked questions about our shelter, review available volunteer opportunities, and provide a shelter tour.
UPCOMING VOLUNTEER ORIENTATIONS (NOTE: You must pre-register for volunteer orientation):
**The March Volunteer Orientation has been canceled; however, if you are interested in volunteering for any of the following shifts, please contact us at
Adoption Counselor/Animal Liaison: Wednesdays 11-1pm, 3-5pm, 5-7pm
Animal Care: Wednesdays 8-10am; Thursdays 8-10am; Fridays 8-10am, 10-12pm
Saturday, April 12 from 10am - 12pm (Registration will be available here at 12pm onMarch 12, 2014)
Tuesday, May 20 from 6pm - 8pm (Registration will be available here at 12pm on April 18, 2014)
Saturday, June 28 from 10am - 12pm (Registration will be available here at 12pm on May 28, 2014)
Step 3: Interview
After attending one of our volunteer orientations, prospective volunteers will be invited to interview with one of our department supervisors to discuss personal goals, daily responsibilities, and whether or not the position is a proper fit for the volunteer depending on availability and interests. Additional information regarding the interview process will be provide at the orientation.
Step 4: Attend Volunteer Animal Training (VAT)
Each prospective volunteer is required to attend Larimer Humane Society's Volunteer Animal Training (VAT). At each volunteer animal training, we review shelter safety procedures, teach our volunteers how to read animals' body language, and how to properly handle animals within a shelter environment. Additional information on the volunteer animal training (VAT) will be provided at orientation.
**Please note that Larimer Humane Society charges a $20 non-refundable fee per volunteer for a volunteer t-shirt, nametag and printed materials