About Volunteering

Volunteers help Foothills Animal Shelter rescue, care for, reunite and adopt thousands of animals every year. We could not do what we do without our amazing volunteers!

While we are extremely appreciative of any and all community members willing to volunteer their time in so many different capacities, we have streamlined our program to be more efficient and to ultimately help the animals and community most effectively.

At this time, we are NOT accepting volunteer applications. The next application date is March 15th. Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering! 

General Volunteer Requirements 

  • 16 years of age or older
  • Willing to make a 6-month commitment with a weekly shift – totaling a minimum of 8 hours of service per month
  • Willing to make a one-time 6 hour commitment with a “high need role” (highlighted below) 
  • Have reviewed current volunteer roles and shift times
  • Willing to have a phone interview, if more information is needed
  • Pass a criminal background check (cost $16.25)
  • Attend orientation and/or go through specialized trainings – dependent upon position(s)
  • Have a home visit (for foster volunteers only)
  • Contribute a fee ($17) to cover the cost of volunteer t-shirt and name tag
  • Have regular access to an email account and internet connection for Shelter communications

Here’s a list of future volunteer application and orientation dates for 2019:

Winter Applications Open Online: January 15th

 

Winter Volunteer Orientation:

Saturday, February 9 (9:00 am – 1:00 pm)

Winter Animal Training Days:

Thursday, February 14: Cats (9:00 am – 10:00 am) Dogs (10:15 am – 11:45 am)

Saturday, February 16: Cats (8:30 – 9:30 am) Dogs (9:45 – 11:15 am)

 

Spring Applications Open Online: March 15th

 

Spring Volunteer Orientation:

Saturday, April 13 (9:00 – 1:00 pm)

Spring Animal Training Days:

Tuesday, April 16: Cats (8:30 – 9:30 am) Dogs (9:45 – 11:15 am)

Saturday, April 20: Cats (8:30 – 9:30 am) Dogs (9:45 – 11:15 am)

 

Early Summer Applications Open Online: May 15th

 

Early Summer Volunteer Orientation:

Saturday, June 8 (9:00 – 1:00 pm)

Early Summer Animal Training Days:

Tuesday, June 11: Cats (8:30 – 9:30 am) Dogs (9:45 – 11:15 am)

Saturday, June 15: Cats (8:30 – 9:30 am) Dogs (9:45 – 11:15 am)

 

Late Summer Applications Open Online: July 15th

 

Late Summer Volunteer Orientation:

Saturday, August 10 (9:00 – 1:00 pm)

Late Summer Animal Training Days:

Tuesday, August 13: Cats (8:30– 9:30 am) Dogs (9:45 – 11:15 am)

Saturday, August 17: Cats (8:30 – 9:30 am) Dogs (9:45 – 11:15 am)

 

Fall Applications Open Online: September 15th

 

Fall Volunteer Orientation:

Saturday, October 12 (9:00 – 1:00 pm)

Fall Animal Training Days:

Tuesday, October 15: Cats (8:30– 9:30 am) Dogs (9:45 – 11:15 am)

Saturday, October 19: Cats (8:30 – 9:30 am) Dogs (9:45 – 11:15 am)


If you have general questions about volunteering, please contact Kristen Galles at 720-407-5216 or kgalles@fas4pets.org.

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