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CAP is in need of volunteers who can commit to a regular schedule with a minimum of two shifts per month for at least six months. Shifts are two hours or longer depending on the volunteer position. Volunteers must be comfortable interacting with other volunteers and staff, work well independently or as part of a team, provide their own transportation, and be able to commit to volunteering for at least six months.
Due to the amount of training required to work with shelter animals, it may take several weeks to become an “official” volunteer. Training new volunteers takes significant time and resources, so if you know in advance that you cannot maintain a long-term volunteer commitment please consider making a donation online or giving in other ways.
CAP accepts teens age 14 and up as part of our volunteer corps. Youth age 14-15 must have a parent or legal guardian attend training and volunteer side-by-side with them at all times. When volunteering, one parent may supervise only one child at a time. Youth age 16-18 may volunteer without parental supervision, but a parent or legal guardian must sign a legal release. (Prospective youth volunteers age 16 and up must contact the volunteer coordinator for questions and information; do not contact the volunteer coordinator on behalf of your child if they are age sixteen and up.) Students who wish to earn service hours for school but do not meet the volunteer age requirement or cannot make a long-term commitment can download this PDF with ideas for service projects that can be completed from home.
Volunteer service hours cannot be used to satisfy court-ordered Community Service requirements. For information on how to complete court-ordered community service at CAP, visit our Community Service page.
Available Volunteer Positions
- Administrative Assistant
- Childrens’ Programs
- Cleaning- cat kennels
- Cleaning- rabbits
- Dog walking
- Dish washing
- Meet and Greet- Cat
- Meet and Greet- Dog
- Pet Supply Store
- Surgery Clinic Assistant
- Vaccination and Wellness Clinic Assistant
- Community Outreach
- Ebay Store
- Feral Cat Assistance Program
- Foster Care
- Humane Education
- Tails on Trails
How to Become a Volunteer
Step One: Volunteer Information Session
This is a two and a half hour overview of CAP’s services, volunteer opportunities, volunteer expectations, shelter policies, and a tour of the shelter. You may register for a Volunteer Information Session by selecting an upcoming session date on the Volunteer Events page and completing a short registration form.
Youth age 14-15 must be accompanied by the parent or legal guardian who will be volunteering with them.
Step Two: Mentoring
All incoming volunteers are required to complete a hands-on training session with a senior volunteer before handling animals without direct supervision. Incoming volunteers seeking volunteer opportunities that do not involve animal handling will coordinate on-site training with one of our program directors.
Corporate Volunteer Opportunities