Complete a Volunteer Application!

Why Become a Volunteer?

Make a difference: 
Your time and effort will help make the animals at the Denver Animal Shelter as comfortable as possible. 

Increase social awareness: 
By volunteering with the Denver Animal Shelter, you'll stay in touch with your community and its needs and issues as they relate to the humane treatment of animals. 

Feel better mentally and physically:
People who volunteer have been known to be happier, healthier, feel they have a purpose and have a greater sense of self-satisfaction.  Volunteering with animals can even lower your stress level, heighten your immune system, and help you sleep better at night. 

Build your resume and gain real-life experience:
Employers, high schools, and universities highly value volunteerism. 

Expand your social circle:
As a volunteer with our team, you will have the opportunity to connect with other animal lovers in your community.

How To Become a Volunteer

  • Must be 16 years of age or older  (age 13-15 acceptable when accompanied by a non-staff adult)
  • Complete a Volunteer Application
  • Attend an orientation session
  • Volunteer interview
  • Complete training

Volunteer Opportunities
  • Community Outreach Assistant
  • Animal Transporter
  • Kennel Assistants
  • Dog Groomers
  • Dog Trainer
  • Rabies Clinic Assistants
  • Dog Socialization
  • Cat Socialization

Volunteer orientations are held twice a month at the shelter. These orientations are great opportunities to learn about the staff and volunteer requirements. Information will be given on the mission, goals, policies and procedures of the shelter and the history behind Animal Control.

Interview An interview will be scheduled soon after the volunteer coordinator receives your application. We will discuss your interests and skills to assure a good match.

Training Following your interview, you will be scheduled to attend a training session to prepare you for your volunteer position.

To begin the volunteer process, you must complete a Volunteer Application.

Volunteer Spotlight

Volunteer Spotlight - ShaynaShayna Jones - Shayna Jones started with DAS as a volunteer in our Cat Socialization Program in August 2011. Shayna spends the majority of her time socializing scared, timid and shy cats. Shayna also volunteers her time transporting for our Feral Cat program and for offsite Adoption events. Shayna’s passion for our shelter cats is amazing; she is very committed to the volunteer program and comes faithfully every Friday. Thank you Shayna!!!!

Read more about Shayna's great work HERE!

1241 W. Bayaud Ave.
Denver, CO  80223
3-1-1 or 720-913-1311

Mon – Fri | 10:30AM – 6:30PM
Sat & Sun | 10:00AM – 5:00PM

Adoptions and redemptions end 30 minutes prior to closing. 

Meet and greets and visits with animals end 1 hour prior to closing. 

Closed Holidays