Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers improve the lives of pets and people in need every day!

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Routt County Humane Society. The work our organization accomplishes would not be possible without the generous contributions of our volunteers. We now offer a volunteer program that has a variety of ways that you can help both pets and people. No matter your age or your interests, we have a position for you!

The first step to becoming a volunteer at RCHS is to fill out an application. You will then be contacted to attend a Volunteer Orientation. From there you will be scheduled for a training session specific to the position and then you can begin!

For the young adults, ages 13 – 17, we have a Junior Volunteer program; and for kids under 13, we offer the Reading Wranglers program. Volunteers under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a parent at all times, and that parent must attend a Volunteer Orientation.

 If you are required to do community service for the court, please contact the shelter at 970-879-RCHS (7247).

Kennel Assistant

8 am – 11 am, Monday – Sunday

Help assist the staff in daily duties taking care of the animals. Every morning, staff spends hours cleaning each kennel/cage and giving the animals a clean environment to live in. While there is work involved, there is nothing like being the first one to say “good morning” to the animals. This position includes direct animal care tasks such as scooping, disinfecting and rinsing our indoor and outdoor kennel runs.

Dog Walking

10 am – 5 pm, Monday – Friday
10 am – 3 pm, Saturday and Sunday

Looking to get some exercise for yourself and our four legged friends? Our Dog Walkers provide exercise and mental stimulation to each of our ready for adoption dogs. From tiny little Chihuahuas to the Great Danes, our dogs love to get out of their kennels and feel the soft grass or snow!

Shelter Greeters

12 pm – 5:30 pm, Monday – Friday
12 pm – 4 pm, Saturday and Sunday

Welcome and assist shelter visitors with general questions and inquiries about the shelter and the animals. Help our animals find loving homes by talking with potential adopters about our adoption process and individual animals. Looking for people who are energetic and comfortable talking to the public.

Feline Enrichment

12 pm – 5:30 pm, Monday – Friday
12 pm – 4 pm, Saturday and Sunday

Like to stay indoors and enjoy a furry feline friend? Volunteers provide supervision and assistance to potential adopters while spending time with the adoptable cats.

Admin Angels

12 pm – 2 pm, Monday – Saturday

Our Admin Angels assist at the front desk of the shelter during the lunch hours; answering the phone, data entry in PetPoint, assisting with adoptions and transactions, and/or many other administrative duties. This position also has the rewarding task of calling our recent adopters and thanking them for adopting from RCHS.

Junior Volunteers

10 am – 5 pm, Monday – Saturday

Our Junior Volunteer Program is set up for those under 18 who have a love for animals and want to help RCHS. JV’s do everything from socialization of our pets to laundry to scooping to stuffing kongs. (ages 13 – 17 with a parental liability form signed)

Reading Wranglers

11 am – 5 pm, Monday – Friday
11 am – 4 pm, Saturday and Sunday (by appointment only)

The program aims to help children improve their reading skills while also helping the shelter animals by providing socialization and human interaction. It has proven to be a win-win for both the children and the animals. Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.