Please view all of our currently available volunteer positions below! If you find one that you are interested in, scroll to the bottom of this page to start the volunteer application process.
Dog Kennel Assistant Volunteers
Dog Kennel Assistants enrich the lives of the dogs in our adoption center! As a Dog Kennel Assistant, you will aide in maintaining a sanitary kennel environment to reduce disease and stress, and provide exercise and socialization for the dogs. Please click on the button to view the full service 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.
Commitment: You must be able to commit to a regular shift of two hours, weekly, for a minimum of six months after training is completed.
Training: You must be able to attend a two-hour Dog Handling Training on either Monday, February 3rd from 5-7pm, or Saturday, February 8th from 1-3pm. This will be followed by an additional two-hour hands-on training in the shelter at a later date.
Scheduling: You must be available for weekday, daytime shifts.
**Please note, that there is limited availability on weekend and evening shifts. Most open shifts are available on weekdays in the morning or midday. Shifts will fill on a first-come, first-served basis, and we cannot guarantee a shift’s availability.**
Community Resource Center Volunteers
The Humane Society of Boulder Valley’s Community Resource Center (CRC), including our Thrift Shop and Book & Jewel retail locations, is recruiting volunteers to assist with retail support such as cashiering, pricing gently used merchandise, and placing items in the shops for resale. Our Book & Jewel location hosts evening events such as local authors, artisans, trivia, and poetry readings. Volunteers are needed to assist with event coordination, merchandise sales, and admission. Our busy retails locations require optimistic, creative individuals committed to the welfare of animals and the people who care for them. If you think you may enjoy this fast-paced, interesting second-hand experience, click on the button to view the full service description.
Age Requirement: You must be at least 15 years of age to volunteer independently, and volunteers between the ages of 7 and 14 must be accompanied by an adult as a part of a Pets and Pals Team.
Commitment: Volunteers are asked to commit to a regular shift of two hours weekly for 6 months. After that commitment has been reached, more flexible scheduling options will become available.
Training: Volunteers can sign up for orientation and training at the CRC the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Instructions for signing up for an orientation will be sent to you after completing your volunteer profile and background check (if over 18 years of age).
Scheduling: Shifts are available during Community Resource Center business hours: Monday-Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Saturday & Sunday from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Shift will be determined and scheduled with CRC staff following orientation.
Animal Care Team
Our Animal Care Team is designed to support the daily care of the animals at Humane Society of Boulder Valley. Volunteers in this program provide care for shelter dogs through kennel cleaning and other cleaning tasks. This role is physically demanding. Volunteers should be capable of bending, scooping, lifting and standing for extended periods of time. Please click on the button to view the full service description.
Age Requirement: You must be at least 15 years old to volunteer with the Animal Care Team.
Commitment: The Animal Care Team does not require a long-term commitment.
Training: Volunteers receive on the job training with Animal Care Team staff members.
Scheduling: Shifts are available seven days a week: Monday-Friday shifts from 8:30am-12:30pm and 1pm-3pm, and Saturdays & Sundays from 7:30am-11:30am and 1pm-3pm. Shifts will be scheduled with our Animal Care Team staff members.
Facilities volunteers support the work of our Facilities Manager to keep HSBV’s property, building, and everything inside it functioning and in good condition. Volunteers should have some sort of maintenance experience, enjoy manual projects, and be comfortable working independently or in a small group. Please click on the button to view the full service description.
Age Requirement: You must be at least 18 years old to volunteer with Facilities.
Commitment: Weekly, or according to assignment.
Training: Orientation and safety training provided by the Facilities Manager after acceptance into the volunteer program.
Scheduling: Shift days and times will be determined directly with the Facilities Manager. Weekend shifts are not available at this time.
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.