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Current volunteers, please click on the button below to manage your schedule from home:

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Volunteers must be comfortable interacting with other volunteers and staff, work well independently or as part of a team, and provide their own transportation. 

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

In shelter:

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Childrens’ Programs
  • Cleaning- cat kennels 
  • Cleaning- rabbits
  • Dog walking
  • Dish washing
  • Laundry
  • Meet and Greet- Cat
  • Meet and Greet- Dog
  • Pet Supply Store
  • Surgery Clinic Assistant
  • Vaccination and Wellness Clinic Assistant

Offsite:

  • Community Outreach
  • Ebay Store
  • Feral Cat Assistance Program
  • Foster Care
  • Humane Education
  • Tails on Trails

How to Become a Volunteer

Please note that CAP is unable to accept new volunteer applications at this time as we are hard at work on essential volunteer program updates. Please check back soon for summer 2018 Volunteer Information Session dates. 

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

CAP does provide one-time corporate volunteer opportunities for groups of 5-15 people. For additional information or to schedule a corporate volunteer opportunity, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.