Due to an overwhelming number of animals in need of sheltering services in our community, we are adjusting our intake policies frequently to best meet changing needs. Please check our Pet Surrender Process page before bringing any animal to any of our shelters for surrender. Read More

Volunteer Application for San Luis Valley

Application process

  1. Please complete the application below - Upon completion of the application you’ll receive an email sharing next steps. Be sure to check your junk folder, and email mjohnson@ddfl.org if you don’t receive a communication within 24 hours. Please note that there is a $30 application fee that covers the cost of administrative processing, background check fees and volunteer uniform. However, if you are passionate about our program and are unable to pay the fee, please reach out to Megan Newhouse at mailto:mnewhouse@ddfl.org to discuss options!
  2. Attend orientation - Each volunteer attends an orientation to learn more about our shelter and volunteer opportunities.
  3. Attend training classes - New volunteers attend a shadow shift and multiple hands-on trainings throughout the first couple of weeks during the onboarding process to learn volunteer policies and procedures, shelter safety, and become familiar with League programs and services.