- Greet shelter guests and visitors, help potential adopters find the right match for their family!
AFTER HOURS LOST & FOUND
- Takes calls from citizens when the Shelter is closed about missing and lost pets.
ANIMAL CARE SPECIALIST
- Involves actual hands-on care of animals in the kennels.
- Rescue University is Cheyenne Animal Shelter’s in-house positive-reinforcement training and behavior modification program for all cats and dogs. The program focuses on basic training, puppy socialization, impulse control, fearfulness, and enrichment. Rescue University is a combination of self-study and hands-on classes scheduled throughout the year, and it’s free for volunteers to attend!
- For kids ages 6-9. Get a chair and a book from the volunteer sign-in desk and read to the cats or dogs for as long as you like. You can even read books you have for homework!
- Assist development staff in processing and sending out mailings, writing thank you notes and making thank you calls to donors.
- Help update the donor software.
DOG WALKER/CAT SOCIALIZER
- Provide exercise for the dogs by taking them for a walk.
- Teach dogs basic manners and commands to increase the chances of finding a lifelong home
- Participate in off-site adoption events held on weekends. Help with setup and tear-down. Handle dogs and talk to visitors about adoption.
PLAY GROUP ASSISTANT
- Must attend Rescue University twelve-week training to learn how to interpret animal behaviors. After the training is complete, you will shadow staff members in morning during playgroups.
- Take photos of our adoptable animals with a digital camera for use in marketing their availability. (Must have your own camera)
- Make videos of adoptable animals for use in marketing their availability.
- Work with our database to assign photos to the correct animals.
RABIES REPORT ENTRY
- Input rabies reports from area veterinary clinics into our Pet Point software. This is a volunteer job you can do from home!
SHELTER ADMINISTRATIVE SPECIALIST
- Assists the staff with filing, word processing, mailings and contacting customers.
- Aid in other areas of operation as needed.
- Help with assigned tasks during the event, including Furball, Dog Jog, Pets with Santa, etc.
- Customer service, stocking the shelves, record sales and collect funds
- Transport animals to and from the Shelter that are in need of rescue. These transports are primarily from Cheyenne to the Denver area.
TRAP, NEUTER, RETURN
“TNR,” is proven to be humane and effective at controlling feral cat population growth , reducing mating behaviors and diseases.
- Assist in trapping and releasing cats in the community.
- Assist in clinical procedures, such as spay/neuter surgeries.
- Provide assistance as directed by the staff Veterinarian or support staff in the clinic.
Other Volunteer Programs:
COURT-ORDERED COMMUNITY SERVICE
Court-ordered community service workers assist our Animal Care Department with maintenance tasks, janitorial tasks, kennel cleaning and other miscellaneous work. Positions and tasks are separate from other volunteer positions listed on our website. Workers do not have any direct contact with the animals.
Shifts run from daily from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. within the exception of holiday closures.
If you would like to fulfill your court-ordered community service work at the Cheyenne Animal Shelter, please print and fill out our Application for Community Service placement and return it to the shelter. Space is limited to three community service workers per day.
SCHOOL/COLLEGE SPONSORED COMMUNITY SERVICE
If you are at least 14 years old and need to complete community service for school or college, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 307-213-3058. Space is limited to three Community Service workers per day.