Thank you! We love that you are interested in volunteering to help us help the animals we serve here at the Cheyenne Animal Shelter and can’t wait to meet you!  Whether you enjoy real “hands-on” experience working with animals or would prefer an office atmosphere, teaching children the humane treatment of animals or if you are great interacting with the public – we have a job for you! The list of current opportunities changes monthly and is available at each orientation.

All volunteers are asked to make a minimum six month commitment to the shelter of at least two hours per week. Learn more about the various volunteer opportunities the Cheyenne Animal Shelter has to offer. 


Step 1: Have an e-mail account you can check regularly.

Step 2: Sign up at Signup.com for the Volunteer Orientation using the button below.

Step 3:  Pay for the volunteer orientation online at using the "pay now" button.

Step 4: After attending the new volunteer orientation fill out the electronic volunteer application sent to your email. This you will fill out after orientation but before your first day of training.

Step 5: Have a first day training class for cat socializing and dog walking. That day you will received your shirt and get your picture taken for your ID Badge.

Step 6: Enjoy what you are doing and know that we appreciate everything you do for us!

Sign Up for Volunteer Orientation by Clicking the Button Below:

Next Orientation Date - Thursday, April 20th 5 to 6:30 p.m.

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Pay a one-time volunteer fee of $20 to cover the costs of administrative processing, training materials, applicable background check fees, your volunteer t-shirt, and other costs that leave a footprint in our finances so more can go toward animal care.

At each volunteer orientation, we provide an overview of the Cheyenne Animal Shelter’s programs and services, answer frequently asked questions about our shelter, review available volunteer opportunities, and provide animal handling training.

Please note, all volunteer positions are not always recruiting. If you would like to know if opportunities are available in a specific department before you register, contact Rheva at rcliff@caswy.org.

At orientation, prospective volunteers will receive an application and waiver form, which you may take with you to complete. Once your application is complete, contact our volunteer coordinator Rheva Cliff to schedule an interview and training session.  Need more information?  Fill out the “Contact Us” form and our volunteer coordinator will respond as soon as possible.  

IT’S OFFICIAL: After training is complete, you will become an “official volunteer” with the Cheyenne Animal Shelter and will remain so as long as you continue to volunteer on a routine basis.

Volunteer Age Requirements:

Volunteers between the ages of 10-15 are eligible and welcome to participate in our “Pack” program –a team of at least one adult (parent, guardian or trusted family friend) age 18 years or over and the child who volunteer together.

Those who are 16 years of age or older may volunteer independently at the shelter in select departments without a parent or guardian.

Children under 10 years of age are not allowed to volunteer at the animal shelter but may participate by providing foster care to an animal if an adult age 18 years or over joins the Foster Care program. Our “Book Buddies” program allows children ages 6 – 11 to read books to shelter animals.