When you are ready to apply to become a volunteer, click below to find a step-by-step guide to walk you through the process.

Steps to Volunteer

Admitting Assistant — [pdf]

Assist the Admitting Team who provides wellness exams and initial treatment for all animals coming to DCHS.

Animal Medical Services Assistant — [pdf]

Help our Animal Medical Services Team by caring for animals recovering from injury, illness or surgery in addition to providing general clinic assistance.

Bather & Groomer — [pdf]

Help animals at DCHS feel happy, fresh and clean by providing baths and grooming services.

Canine Companion — [pdf]

Help care for dogs at DCHS by providing them with a clean, enriching environment as well as quality time.

Carestaff Assistant — [pdf]

Interact with nearly every species at the shelter by assisting our Carestaff with daily tasks from preparing meals to keeping cages clean and safe.

Classroom Animal Assistant — [pdf]

Spend time with our classroom animals while preparing their meals and helping keep them clean and happy.

Critter Cuddler — [pdf]

Help give our small critters some love and attention.

Feline Friend — [pdf]

Provide comfort and care to our cats at the Main Shelter.

Felines In Treatment Center Caretaker — [pdf]

Provide care for cats in Maddie's Felines in Treatment Center which houses our nationally renowned ringworm treatment program.

Kennel Assistant — [pdf]

Help keep our dogs clean and safe by assisting with kennel cleaning.