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.
Thousands of companion animals, exotic species and farm animals come through the DCHS doors every year seeking comfort and care. Volunteers play an essential role in helping care for the basic needs of animals as well as make them feel safe and loved.
Admitting Assistant — [pdf]
Assist the Admitting Team who provides wellness exams and initial treatment for all animals coming to DCHS.
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.
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.