Volunteer

Want to do good in your community and get a regular furry-friend fix? Become a volunteer at the Dumb Friends League!

When you volunteer at the Dumb Friends League, you’re joining a family of volunteers and staff committed to providing love and support for the homeless pets and equines in our care. As a volunteer, you’ll be rewarded for your efforts through recognition events and awards—and best of all, you’ll be helping homeless animals receive the loving care and second chances for happiness they deserve.

Together, we can end pet homelessness and animal suffering.

For more information, please call (303) 751-5772, Ext. 7311.

Current volunteers log in here

Volunteer opportunities

Due to the high volume of interest in volunteering at this time, we will not be starting the onboarding process for new volunteers at the Quebec Street Shelter only until April 2017. Please note that if you complete the application for the Quebec Street Shelter now, you will not be able to take your next step as a volunteer until then; however, you will hear from us regarding next steps in late February. We are still actively recruiting volunteers for the Harmony Equine Center, the Buddy Center, our community service program and our foster parent program. If you complete an application for one of those, you will receive an email with information on next steps shortly after you apply. Thank you for your interest!

With more than 70 volunteer positions, we have opportunities for everyone who wants to help the animals. Here are just a few:

  • Work with patrons and pets as an adoption counselor.
  • Work with cats, dogs and small mammals in grooming, animal care, health care or surgery care.
  • Work with horses and other equines, mucking stalls and providing enrichment. Learn more about volunteering at our Harmony Equine Center.
  • Become a Junior Volunteer Club mentor, mentoring youths age 12-15.
  • Provide administrative support in any of our departments, including human resources, volunteer services, accounting, development, communications, customer care, behavior and health care.
  • Fulfill community service requirements.

Are you interested in fostering a pet in your home? Learn more about fostering.

General Volunteer

Offering more than 70 volunteer positions to help cats, dogs and small mammals at our shelters, including adoption counselors, animal care, veterinarians, writers, photographers and many more.
 

Apply now

Foster Volunteer

Our Homes with Hearts foster care program lets animal lovers bring pets from our shelters into their homes on a temporary basis to prepare them for adoption.
 
 

Apply now

Equine Volunteer

Work with horses and other equines, mucking stalls and providing enrichment at the Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center near Franktown.
 
 
 

Apply now

Event Volunteer

See our events calendar for more information about upcoming events. Volunteer opportunities are available on each event’s website.
 

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Community Service

The community service program is for individuals or small groups looking for short-term volunteer opportunities in the Denver metro area.
 

Apply now

Youth Volunteer

The Junior Volunteer Club and Paws-itive Service Club introduce young people age 8-15 to the benefits of volunteering in an animal shelter.

Learn more