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Temporary Changes to Volunteer Policies

Updated 9.28.2020 – Animal Friends Alliance will be offering virtual Volunteer Orientation & Onboarding processes starting in October 2020 due to safety concerns about large group gatherings during the pandemic. Virtual Volunteer Orientations have limited slots and will be offered on a first come, first serve basis. Please look below for more information on how to start volunteering with Animal Friends Alliance.

Due to high levels of interest in volunteering with us since the pandemic started, there may be delays in orienting and onboarding new volunteers. If you are interested in other ways to support Animal Friends Alliance during this time, we have some ideas listed on our blog.  Thank you for your support!

If you have questions about volunteering with Animal Friends Alliance, please email volunteer@savinganimalstoday.org.

Your Impact

The Animal Friends Alliance Volunteer Team has over 900 of the most passionate individuals in Northern Colorado! Our Volunteer Team donated over 70,000 hours of their time in 2018 to help animals and people in our community. Volunteers help make improve the lives of animals by caring for the cats and dogs in our shelters, the pets that come through the clinic, and fostering animals in their homes. Thank you for your interest in joining the Animal Friends Alliance Volunteer Team!

Philosophy of Volunteer Engagement

Volunteers are an essential part of Animal Friends Alliance’s Visionthat all companion animals experience a healthy home where they are wanted, cared for and lovedand Missionto provide comprehensive companion animal resources and education to the community to prevent pet homelessness and promote the human-animal bond. The empathy, generosity, and advocacy demonstrated by volunteers on behalf of the animals and people we serve creates a unique environment at Animal Friends Alliance where the opportunity for service and healing can create social change. Through volunteers’ high standards of animal care, active engagement in community outreach on behalf of our organization, and mentorship of new volunteers, Animal Friends Alliance is able to expand our reach to save more lives, help place and keep more animals in loving homes, and offer an inclusive space to perform volunteer service in Northern Colorado.

Volunteer Opportunities

Animal Care Volunteer

Animal Care Volunteers care for adoptable cats and dogs at our shelters. They are responsible for cleaning, feeding, assisting with medical care, and enrichment, including walking, playtime, and socialization. 

Community Outreach

Community Outreach Volunteers improve the lives of animals and people in our community by getting the word out about our great services including adoptions, spay/neuter, and Community Pet Resources. Community Outreach volunteers also help run supply drives and events. Responsibilities can include posting fliers, asking for wishlist donations, or educating community memebrs at an outreach table.

Foster Volunteer

Foster Volunteers provide temporary shelter and care for animals in their homes. They also transport fosters to and from the shelter for veterinary appointments and adoptions. Foster volunteers must be at least 18 years old and have a home check. Please visit the Foster Volunteer page for more information.

Service Projects

Is your service club or company interested in volunteering at Animal Friends Alliance? Animal Friends Alliance allows clubs, service groups, and corporations the opportunity to develop valuable team-building skills while lending their time and expertise to a great cause – helping Animal Friends Alliance! Service projects could include: making dog toys or cat beds, hosting a supply drive, or cleaning our shelters.