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Volunteer

Volunteer Opportunities

Ready to help the animals of Weld County? We are accepting volunteer applications for many different positions in our organization. 

Age Requirements:  Most of our volunteer positions require you to be 18+. If you are under 18, an adult who has completed the volunteer training must accompany you. Some volunteer opportunities are available for 12+. The Once A Paws A Time reading program is open to those 6+.

Training:  We have a tiered training system. Training for some positions is 1+ hours of orientation. Others require  multiple trainings. 

Commitment:  Volunteers are asked to come in for a minimum 8 hours a month (unless an event volunteer!). If you are looking for community service that doesn't come with a commitment, please email Bria Pritchard at bpritchard@weldcountyhumane.org to learn about our Community Service program for laundry and shelter operations. 

Looking for a Group Opportunity? We only offer group volunteering on a limited basis for our business/corporate sponsors. Please email Bria Pritchard at bpritchard@weldcountyhumane.org for more information.

Potential Positions

Not all of these positions may be available, and some may have age requirements. Please fill out the application before asking staff any questions. 

Animal Care
  • Cat Volunteer (ages 12+)

  • Dog Handlers (agers 16+)

  • Behavior & Enrichment Volunteer 

  • Clinic Volunteer 

  • Veterinary Volunteer

Operations and Admin
  • Lobby Ambassador

  • Fundraising Assistant 

  • Animal Photographer

  • Mailing Assistant

  • Facility Maintenance (ages 12+)

  • Shelter Operations (ages 12+)

Other
  • Event Volunteer

  • Community Outreach Volunteer

  • Once A Paws A Time Reading Volunteer**

Interested in learning more about Once A Paws A Time? Click here.

What's Next?

1

We will email you with all of the information you'll need to proceed!

2

Complete Required Paperwork

We will send you a capabilities form, release form, and background check (if you are over 18), as well as a copy of the Volunteer Handbook.

3

Complete Volunteer Orientation and Training

Once all of your paperwork is in, you can attend volunteer orientation to learn how to work your desired program. If you wish to work in Animal Care, you will also need to complete an Animal Handling Course with our behavior team.

4

Get your shirt and start volunteering!

We ask for you to cover the cost of your tee-shirt ($25 for adults, $10 for youth). Then you can log in and sign up for your desired hours. 

Volunteer Orientations

  • Dog Level 1 Orientation
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, Oct 02
    Humane Society of Weld County
    Oct 02, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Humane Society of Weld County, 1620 42nd St, Evans, CO 80620, USA
    This orientation is for volunteers who would like to work with our dogs! Please complete an application prior to volunteering.
  • Dog Orientation Level 2 (Must complete Level 1 first!)
    Oct 09, 12:00 PM – Oct 10, 12:30 PM
    Evans, 1642 42nd St, Evans, CO 80620, USA
    Once you've completed Level 1, sign up for Level 2! You will come in and leash up the dog with some guidance. Once you've completed level 2, you will be a volunteer.
  • Dog Orientation Level 2 (Must complete Level 1 first!)
    Oct 09, 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM
    Evans, 1620 42nd St, Evans, CO 80620, USA
    1620 42nd St, Evans, CO 80620
  • Dog Orientation Level 2 (Must complete Level 1 first!)
    Oct 09, 1:20 PM – 1:50 PM
    Evans, 1620 42nd St, Evans, CO 80620, USA
  • Oct 09, 2:00 PM – Oct 10, 2:30 PM
    Evans, 1620 42nd St, Evans, CO 80620, USA
  • Dog Orientation Level 2 (Must complete Level 1 first!)
    Oct 09, 2:30 PM – Oct 10, 3:00 PM
    Evans, 1620 42nd St, Evans, CO 80620, USA
  • Dog Orientation Level 2 (Must complete Level 1 first!)
    Oct 09, 3:30 PM – Oct 10, 4:00 PM
    Evans, 1620 42nd St, Evans, CO 80620, USA