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.
There's plenty of work to be done behind the scenes, helping staff make sure that everything runs smoothly and our animals get the best care! If you're looking to make a contribution where it's often needed the most, consider one of these opportunities.
Helping thousands of animals ever year takes a lot of coordination and funds. Assist our Development & Marketing Team with a variety of activities that support the great work at DCHS.
Assist our Volunteer Team as they support over 900 active volunteers at the shelter.
Barkins' Donation Assistant — [pdf]
Help sort and distribute donations: for our use, to sell in our west side Thrift store or to the public on our Barkins' display at the main shelter.
Assist in keeping the DCHS grounds safe and looking great.
Photographer — [pdf]
A stunning photo helps homeless animals find loving families more quickly. Use your photography skills to capture great snaps of all of our adoptable animals.