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Volunteer Opportunities

Shelter Cat Care Volunteer

Shelter Cat Care Volunteers care for adoptable cats at our shelter and at our adoption partner, PetSmart Fort Collins. They feed and water cats, clean cages, dishes, and litter boxes, and they provide playtime, grooming, and socialization for the cats. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old to help with shelter cat care. We are recruiting for Shelter Cat Care postions 8-10am Mon - Sun; 4-6pm Mon-Fri, and 3-5 Sun.
We Are recruiting for PetSmart Cattery Care volunteers for Sat & Sun Morning shifts.

Cat Candy Striper

Cat Candy Striper volunteers help our sick cats get healthy faster by providing enrichment for the cats in the isolation ward. Enrichment is provided through petting, grooming, and playtime. Cat Candy Stripers also assist with disease-control protocol. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old and start volunteering in Shelter Cat Care. We are recruiting for these postions Mon, Wed, Sat, & Sun.

Medical Assistant

Medical Technician volunteers assist with all aspects of shelter cat medical care, including intake examinations, vaccinations, microchipping, labwork and medical treatments. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and volunteer in Shelter Cat Care for at least 3 months.

Spay/Neuter Clinic Volunteer

Spay/Neuter Clinic Volunteers may work as a Surgical Assistant or Vaccine Assistant. Responsibilities include animal handling, aiding patient recovery, preparing medications and surgical packs, and cleaning and sanitizing instruments. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old to help at the clinic. We are recruiting for these postions Mon - Sat.

Foster Volunteer

Foster Volunteers provide temporary shelter and care for kittens, adult cats and special-needs cats in their homes. They also transport fosters to and from the shelter for veterinary appointments and adoptions. Foster volunteers must be at least 18 years old, attend a foster orientation, and have a home check. We are recruiting for Foster Homes!

Adoptions Volunteer

Adoptions Volunteers help find loving, permanent homes for the shelter cats by working with adopters at our shelter or at offsite adoption events. Help is needed with event setup, cat handling, adoption counseling and post-adoption followup. Adoptions Volunteers must be at least 14 years old and must be at least 18 years old to be an official Adoption Counselor. We are recruiting for these postions Mon - Sun.

Community Outreach

Community Outreach Volunteers improve the lives of animals and people in our community by getting the word out about our great services including adoptions, low-cost spay/neuter, the Kibble Supply Pet Food Pantry, and more. Responsibilities can include posting fliers, helping with graphic design, taking photographs, or working at an outreach table. We are recruiting for these postions Sat & Sun.

Kibble Supply Volunteer

Kibble Supply Volunteers help us provide free dog or cat food to pet owners in need by checking in clients and handing out food on kibble distribution days. Volunteers are also needed for food pickup, transport, delivery or storage, and can help host pet food drives in the community. We are recruiting for these postions Wed & Thurs, Sat & Sun.

Group Service Projects & One Day Volunteer Opportunities

Is your service club or company interested in volunteering at Fort Collins Cat Rescue & Spay/Neuter Clinic? FCCRSNC's special group service projects allows clubs, service groups, and corporations the opportunity to build valuable team-building skills while lending their time and expertise to a great cause - helping FCCRSNC in its mission to prevent pet homelessness!

Groups or individuals intersted in one day volunteer opportunities interested in completing a service project need to first fill out this online form and you will be contacted within a days of submission.

Internships & Externships

We are accepting applications from agencies, organizations, and schools who are looking opportunities for their clients/students to gain work or class experience. Agencies or students must fill out this online application. You will be contacted within a few days of submission with follow-up questions. PLEASE NOTE: FCCRSNC cannot provide a salary of any kind to interns or externs, nor guarantee a paid position with the organization after completing the internship/externship. Interns & externs may still have to follow all steps to becoming a volunteer.

Please contact our Volunteer Manager Mandy Lee at for more information.

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