Our Mission is to Promote and Provide the Responsible Care and Treatment of Animals

Volunteer Community Service

General Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in completing your community service hours at Larimer Humane Society. Individuals seeking to fulfill community service requirements do not participate in our on-going volunteer program; they complete projects and tasks that do not involve any contact with the animals or the clients at the shelter. Please contact (970) 226-3647 ext. 340 for questions about community service not answered below.

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COURT-ORDERED COMMUNITY SERVICE

Court-Ordered Community Service Volunteers must read the guidelines below, complete the information profile and sign the code of conduct/waiver in order to get started. Please download the packet below, complete it and bring it with you. Larimer Humane Society reserves the right to refuse a Community Service volunteer for any reason.

Guidelines

  • At Larimer Humane Society community service is defined as a one time or short term volunteer commitment.
  • Court-Ordered Community Service Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older.Individuals under 18 years old (even if they have an adult guardian to accompany them) are not permitted to complete community service due to safety and liability reasons.
  • We are unable to schedule individual court-ordered community service time. You do not need to call ahead to schedule court-ordered community service.
  • Court-ordered community service sign-in times are 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. (For your first shift, please plan to come in at 9:00 a.m. for training). Community service shifts conclude at 5:00 p.m. each day.
  • Larimer Humane Society reserves the right to turn away any community service helpers who do not show up on time and to ask helpers to leave early if there is not enough work available.
  • There is a limit of three (3) Community Service Volunteers per shift and shifts are filled on a first-come first-serve basis.
  • All Community Service Volunteers should park at the top of the hill at the end of Kyle Avenue; proceed to the employee door located on the east side of the shelter building, ring the doorbell, and wait for a shelter staff member.
  • You will be required to complete an information profile and code of conduct/waiver and then you will be given instructions for the duties available. Duties may include laundry, dishes, sorting donations, cleaning and more. NO animal handling is allowed.

Dress Protocol

  • To prevent slipping, exposure to harsh cleaning chemicals, and injuries all Community Service Volunteers must wear flat, enclosed rubber-sole shoes at all times. 
  • All Community Service Volunteers need to wear a community service volunteer nametag
  • Community Service Volunteers may not wear: Thong sandals, flip-flops, or any shoe with an open toe, torn, tattered, bleach-stained clothing, cut-off shorts, T-shirts with a controversial or offensive message, halter tops, back-less shirts, half-shirts, muscle shirts, tank tops, dangling earrings or other jewelry that may interfere with volunteer duties.

 

 

ELECTIVE (NOT COURT-ORDERED) COMMUNITY SERVICE

Elective Community Service is available on a limited basis to individuals at least 18 years old and MUST be pre-scheduled. Volunteers must read the guidelines, complete an information profile and sign the code of conduct/waiver in order to get started.  Larimer Humane Society reserves the right to refuse a Community Service volunteer for any reason. Please contact (970) 226-3647 ext. 340 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for questions about elective community service.

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Guidelines

  • At Larimer Humane Society community service is defined as a one time or short term volunteer commitment.
  • Elective Community Service Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older. Individuals under 18 years old (even if they have an adult guardian to accompany them) are not permitted to complete community service due to safety and liability reasons.
  • Unlike Court-Ordered community service, Elective community service time must be scheduled in advance.
  • Larimer Humane Society reserves the right to turn away any community service helpers who do not show up on time and to ask helpers to leave early if there is not enough work available.
  • There is a limit of three (3) Community Service Volunteers per shift and shifts are filled on a first-come first-serve basis.
  • All Community Service Volunteers should park at the top of the hill at the end of Kyle Avenue; proceed to the employee door located on the east side of the shelter building, ring the doorbell, and wait for a shelter staff member.
  • You will be required to complete an information profile and code of conduct/waiver and then you will be given instructions for the duties available. Duties may include laundry, dishes, sorting donations, cleaning and more. NO animal handling is allowed.

Dress Protocol

  • To prevent slipping, exposure to harsh cleaning chemicals, and injuries all Community Service Volunteers must wear flat, enclosed rubber-sole shoes at all times. 
  • All Community Service Volunteers need to wear a community service volunteer nametag
  • Community Service Volunteers may not wear: Thong sandals, flip-flops, or any shoe with an open toe, torn, tattered, bleach-stained clothing, cut-off shorts, T-shirts with a controversial or offensive message, halter tops, back-less shirts, half-shirts, muscle shirts, tank tops, dangling earrings or other jewelry that may interfere with volunteer duties.

 

*Community Service projects for groups are not available at this time.

 

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