Disaster Response Volunteers for the Marshall and Middle Fork Fires:
Please accept our deepest gratitude for your desire to help the animals affected by the area wildfires. Thanks to the generosity of our community and our committed volunteers, we do not need assistance providing direct animal care, extra volunteer help, supplies or foster homes at this time. We are so grateful that our pre-trained team of more than 500 volunteers is providing extraordinary support. We are able to provide temporary care for displaced animals at our facility with their help, and our team of foster parents are available to assist with overflow animal housing within their own families.
However, we are collecting contact information for community members wishing to volunteer their time should the need arise. Such volunteer opportunities may include the following: donation receiving and distribution, transport of animals or supplies, and participating on our Animal Care Team. To sign-up for these volunteer opportunities, all volunteers must complete our disaster response volunteer profile to provide your information. If we need additional volunteer support, we will contact you.
If you would like to offer your support more immediately, monetary gifts are the best way to ensure the displaced animals in our care have access to the resources and supplies they need. To make a donation in support of these animals, please visit the homepage of our website,
The Humane Society of Boulder Valley is seeking help in the animal shelter!
All individuals begin their service on the Animal Care Team, with opportunities to move into direct animal care after a demonstrated commitment. See below for details!
Animal Care Team
Our Animal Care Team (ACT) is designed to support the daily care of the animals at Humane Society of Boulder Valley. Volunteers in this program provide care for shelter animals through a variety of cleaning tasks, such as dog kennel cleaning, laundry and dishes, and other cleaning tasks. Volunteers should be capable of bending, scooping, lifting and standing for extended periods of time. View the full position description.
Age Requirement: You must be at least 15 years old to volunteer independently, and volunteers between the ages of 7 and 14 must be accompanied by an adult as part of a Pets and Pals Team.
Note: Independent volunteers will have the option of signing up for both Kennel Cleaning and Laundry/Dishes shifts through the ACT program. Pets and Pals Teams will only have the option of signing up for Laundry/Dishes shifts.
Commitment: The Animal Care Team does not require a long-term commitment or regular weekly schedule.
Training: Volunteers receive on the job training with Animal Care Team staff members.
Scheduling: Kennel Cleaning shifts are available seven days a week from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Laundry/Dishes shifts are available seven days a week from 9-11 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 1-3 p.m., and 3-5 p.m. Volunteers will schedule shifts themselves through our online scheduling portal after their application is approved.
Please note, the Humane Society of Boulder Valley requires background checks of all volunteers who are 18 years of age or older. As part of the volunteer application process, we require a volunteer fee to help offset the costs of administrative processing, background check fees and other costs that leave a footprint in our finances so more can go toward animal care.