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 only accepting applications for foster volunteers. We will begin taking general applications again on Monday, January 15. At that time, please return to this website to fill out an application online. Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering!

General Volunteer Requirements

  • 18 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 an initial 6 hour commitment to a high need role
  • Have reviewed current volunteer roles and shift times
  • Fill out an application
  • Willing to have a phone interview, if more information is needed
  • Pass a criminal background check (costs $15.40)
  • 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

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

One-Day Service Projects

Are you a business or community group looking for a one-day service project? Click here to check out our Corporate Service Program!

If you have questions, please contact Elyse Lombardi at 720-407-5242 or elombardi@fas4pets.org.

Required Community Service

Are you looking to fulfill requirements for court-ordered community service? Please click here for details.

Volunteers of the Month

Read about our volunteers and some of the amazing work they are doing to help homeless pets!