Current Volunteer Opportunities

Help Needed for Puttin’ on the Leash!

Puttin’ on the Leash: The Pet Gala, the Humane Society’s biggest fundraiser of the year, is Saturday, April 13th at the Coors Events Center in Boulder! This year we’ll be decking out the Events Center as the “Petropolitan Mewseum of Art” and enjoying a star studded evening to benefit the animals of HSBV! We need over 350 volunteers to transform this amazing night into a fun-filled, blast of a gala! Puttin’ on the Leash will have amazing live and silent auctions, glamorous costumes, heart-warming presentations, and the best food and beverages from over 20 of Boulder’s hippest restaurants. Volunteers can help set up before the event, clean up after the event, or participate in volunteer roles on event night such as silent auction volunteer, live auction volunteer, restaurant service, and so much more!

Volunteers who help before or after the event must be at least 16 years old, and if you’re age 21 or older, you receive a complimentary ticket to the gala! Volunteers who help/attend on event night must be at least 21 years old.

Animal Care Team

Our Animal Care Team is designed to support the daily care of the animals at Humane Society of Boulder Valley. Volunteers in this program provide care for shelter dogs through kennel cleaning and other cleaning tasks. This role is physically demanding. Volunteers should be capable of bending, scooping, lifting and standing for extended periods of time. Please click on the button to view the full service description.

Age Requirement: You must be at least 15 years old to volunteer with the Animal Care Team.
Commitment: The Animal Care Team does not require a long-term commitment.
Training: Volunteers receive on the job training with Animal Care Team staff members.
Scheduling: Shifts are available seven days a week: Monday-Friday shifts from 8:30am-12:30pm and 1pm-3pm, and Saturdays & Sundays from 7:30am-11:30am and 1pm-3pm. Shifts will be scheduled with our Animal Care Team staff members.

Facilities Volunteers

Facilities volunteers support the work of our Facilities Manager to keep HSBV’s property, building, and everything inside it functioning and in good condition. Volunteers should have some sort of maintenance experience, enjoy manual projects, and be comfortable working independently or in a small group. Please click on the button to the left to view the full service description.

Age Requirement: You must be at least 18 years old to volunteer with Facilities.
Commitment: Weekly, or according to assignment.
Training: Orientation and safety training provided by the Facilities Manager after acceptance into the volunteer program.
Scheduling: Shift days and times will be determined directly with the Facilities Manager. Weekend shifts are not available at this time.

Thrift and Gift Shop Representatives

Thrift and Gift Shop Representatives assist the Humane Society of Boulder Valley’s Thrift and Gift Shop to process donations and support store operations. The Thrift and Gift Shop provides critical funding to the Humane Society of Boulder Valley and its programs.  Please click on the button to view the full service description.

Age Requirement: You must be at least 15 years old to volunteer independently, and volunteers between the ages of 7 and 14 must be accompanied by an adult as part of a Pets and Pals team.
Commitment: The Thrift and Gift Shop volunteers are asked to commit to a regular shift of two hours weekly.
Training: Volunteers receive on the job training with Thrift and Gift Shop staff members.
Scheduling: Shifts are available during Thrift and Gift Shop business hours. Shifts will be scheduled with Thrift and Gift Shop staff members.

Please note, the Humane Society of Boulder Valley requires background checks of all volunteers who are 18 years of age or older. As part of the volunteer application process, we require a volunteer fee to help offset the costs of administrative processing, background check fees and other costs that leave a footprint in our finances so more can go toward animal care.