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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 Fri, 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 have had volunteered in Shelter Cat Care for at least 3 months. We are recruiting for these postions Mon, Wed, 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 for specific Thursdays and Sundays of the month.

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.

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.

Office Asstant Volunteer

Office Assistants help out in every department with various duties and projects. From filing to data entry; making adoption packets to mailing thank you letters; making photocopies to answering phones, our Office Assistant Volunteers do it all! Oh, and there is usually an adoptable office cat to cuddle when you need a break. 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. Community Outreach volunteers also help run supply drives and events. Responsibilities can include posting fliers, helping with graphic design, taking photographs, or working at an outreach table. We are recruiting for these postions for Sat & Sun.

Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant 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 have had volunteered in Shelter Cat Care for at least 3 months.

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 and have a home check. Please visit the Foster Volunteer page for more information. We are recruiting for Foster Homes!

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 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! We also can negotiate days and times for individuals who want to volunteer for one day only.

Groups or individuals interested in one day volunteer opportunities please visit our Service Projects page.

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. Individuals and agencies interested in internship, externships, or job shadowing please visit our Internship page.

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. Individuals may have to follow all steps to becoming a volunteer in order to become an intern or extern.



Please contact our Volunteer Manager Mandy Lee at volunteer@fccrsnc.org for more information.

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