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Interested in becoming a Denver Animal Shelter Volunteer?
Complete the 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 (must be completed before attending volunteer open house).

Attend a Volunteer Open House:

  • Tuesday, February 23rd / 5:30pm-7:00pm
  • Saturday, May 21st / 1:00pm-2:30pm
  • Tuesday, July 26th / 5:30pm-7:00pm
  • Saturday, October 15th / 1:00pm-2:30pm 

Complete volunteer training.

Community Outreach Assistant

Animal Transporter

Kennel Assistants

Dog Groomers

Dog Trainer

Rabies Clinic Assistants

Dog Socialization Volunteer

Cat Socialization Volunteer

Photography Volunteer 

Fundraising Volunteer

Foster Home Volunteer

Interested in becoming a Denver Animal Shelter Volunteer? Complete the volunteer application.


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Contact Us

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


Full Services

Mon – Fri | 10:30AM – 6:30PM
Sat & Sun | 11:00AM – 5:00PM

Vaccination Clinic Only

Sat | 9:00AM – 11:00AM (Year Round)
Sun | 9:00AM – 11:00AM (May -         November Only)

Adoptions and redemptions end 30 minutes prior to closing. 

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

Closed Holidays