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Sat-Sun: 10am - 5pm

Larimer Humane Society's mission to further the compassionate, safe, and responsible relationship between animals and people.


Volunteer With Us!

Do you most enjoy working directly with animals in the shelter environment, or are you best suited for a climate-controlled office? No matter what your interests, there are many different opportunities through which you can donate your time and skills to our organization.

Please review our volunteer position descriptions and learn about age, training and shift requirements. Please note that volunteer positions within certain departments may be full at the time of your orientation. We provide a list of all volunteer positions that are currently open at each volunteer orientation.

Steps to Volunteering

Step 1: Review the Volunteer Requirements

  • All volunteers are asked to make a minimum six-month commitment to the shelter.
  • Please note that most shelter volunteer positions require a minimum of two hours of service per week. Please check the volunteer position descriptions for age and time requirements.
  • Volunteer Age Requirements:
    • Volunteers between the ages of 10-15 are eligible to join our "Partner Up Program." Partner-Up teams consist of at least one adult (parent, guardian or trusted family friend) age 18 years or over and the child. Adult and child volunteer together.
    • Beginning at age 16, children may volunteer independently at the shelter in select departments without a parent or guardian. 
    • We’re sorry, but due to the nature of our services, children under 10 years of age are not allowed to volunteer at the animal shelter. Children may participate by providing foster care to an animal if an adult age 18 years or over joins the Foster Care program.

Step 2: Sign up for an orientation

At each volunteer orientation, we provide an overview of Larimer Humane Society's programs and services, answer frequently asked questions about our shelter, review available volunteer opportunities, and provide animal handling training.

A $25 payment for your badge, t-shirt, materials, and training will be required during orientation sign-up. This payment is non-refundable unless your start of service is denied by Larimer Humane Society due to the inability to place you. If you are registering as a Partner-Up team, the parent/guardian and child must both register.

Please note, all volunteer positions are not always recruiting. Our shelter does not have the space to have large amounts of volunteers in each department. If there is a department that you are set on, please email Lauren at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to check on its availability.

UPCOMING VOLUNTEER ORIENTATIONS (NOTE: You must pre-register for volunteer orientation):

Upcoming Orientations:

Wednesday, September 20th from 5:30pm -7:00pm Sign up now! 
Saturday, October 14th from 10:00am -11:30am Sign up now! 
Thursday, November 16th from 5:30pm -7:00pm Sign up now! 
Tuesday, December 12th from 5:30pm -7:00pm Sign up now! 

Step 3: Interview

After attending one of our volunteer orientations, prospective volunteers will be invited to interview with one of our department supervisors to discuss personal goals, daily responsibilities, and whether or not the position is a proper fit for the volunteer depending on availability and interests. Additional information regarding the interview process will be provided at the orientation.

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