Behind the Scenes
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.
As of August 8, 2021 we have opened recruitment for new volunteers to the majority of our volunteer positions.
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.
Thrift Store Assistant — [pdf]
Help manage thrift store donations and assist customers and donors. Shifts available: Tuesday thru Saturday: 10-1pm, 1-4pm and 4-7pm.