Volunteer Programs

Join Our Team

Animal lovers wanted—no experience necessary! Whether you prefer to work with pets or with people, we need your passion and unique talents.

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Review Programs of Interest

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Check Your Calendar

Longmont Humane Society could not provide outstanding services and quality of life to the thousands of animals that we care for each year without the dedicated support of our volunteer community. Volunteers offer assistance in nearly all areas of our organization. We are very excited to have you join our team to support the staff and to provide enrichment for the animals that are in our care before they find their forever home.

Though many volunteers stay with us for years, we request a commitment of one shift per week for a minimum of 3 months in most areas. We are open seven days a week so many shift slots are available.

Adult Volunteers

Adult volunteers must be 18+ (out of high school). Please review all of our adult volunteer opportunities above – click the View Programs button.

  1. Submit an application using one of the two links above. You will NOT get confirmation that we received your application but don’t worry–we get them all.
  2. Attend an Adult Orientation. Please see our orientation dates on the Calendar link above. No need to RSVP for the adult orientation, just show up. At the Orientation, we will explain the volunteer opportunities (see options above in View Programs link) and then you sign up for available training.
  3. Bring a $25 donation to the Orientation for a T-shirt to wear when you volunteer. This also helps defray the cost of administering the volunteer program and leaves more resources available for caring for the animals. ($10 for an additional t-shirt or child’s shirt).

NOTE: Children can volunteer with a parent if they are between ages 8-12.  We ask that no more than two children accompany an adult at one time. If your children are 13 + and would like to volunteer without a parent, they will attend the TEEN Orientation. Scroll down for more info. 

Teen Volunteers

Our youth program is for teens ages 13-18 (and still in high school.) Please visit our TEEN VOLUNTEER PAGE.


Individuals with peanut allergies-

Please be aware that the Longmont Humane Society often uses peanut butter to fill Kongs and for dog enrichment purposes. Peanut butter is used all over the Dog Adopts area and kitchen. We are unable to make this a peanut-free environment and peanut residue may be found on dog biscuit containers, handles, glass doors, cabinets, etc.  We do our best to be careful with this product, there are gloves available to volunteers, hand washing stations, and other enrichment opportunities outside of peanut butter to make use of, but we can’t guarantee that there won’t be cross-contamination.

*Court-mandated community service cannot be fulfilled through our volunteer department. Please contact our Animal Welfare Team Supervisors at 303-772-1232 ext. 229 instead.

Current Volunteer Sign-in

Access your schedule, sign up for open shifts, remove yourself from a shift, review your hours, receive messages, update your profile and sign up for special events.