Welcome to the next generation of animal advocates! Youth volunteers can help support DCHS by providing comfort and care to animals at the shelter, completing service projects or helping in many other ways.
As of August 8, 2021 we have opened recruitment for new volunteers to the majority of our volunteer positions.
Critter Cuddler — [pdf]
Youth ages 8-17 can volunteer with an adult and 13-17 can volunteer solo caring for our smallest critters.
Barkins' Donation Assistant — [pdf]
Youth ages 16-17 can help sort and organize donations to the shelter. Items we either cannot use or have plenty of go to our Barkins' Thrift Store where the public can purchase pet items they need.
Feline Friend — [pdf]
Youth ages 16-17 can help provide extra comfort and care to our cats at the Main Shelter.
Classroom Animal Assistant — [pdf]
Youth ages 8-17 can volunteer along with a parent or guardian helping care for and give extra attention to our classroom animals.
Thrift Store Assistant — [pdf]
Youth ages 10-15 can volunteer with an adult and 16-17 can volunteer solo helping manage store donations.