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Merger Update

In preparation for our merger with Fort Collins Cat Rescue & Spay/Neuter Clinic, we will not be holding new volunteer orientations in November and December. Volunteer orientations will begin again in January for our new merged organization, Animal Friends Alliance! Please revisit our website toward the end of the year for more information. Thank you! We will continue to accept new foster volunteer applications during the transition, especially for medical or special behavioral cases.

If you have questions about volunteering for Animal Friends Alliance in 2020, email

Steps to becoming a Fort Collins Cat Rescue & Spay/Neuter Clinic Volunteer

Step 1: Fill out our online Volunteer Application Form & indicate which open position you are interested in or fill out the Foster Volunteer Application and our Foster & Transfer Program Administrator will contact you

Step 2: Attend a volunteer orientation

Orientation serves as an introduction to our organization, our services and policies, the requirements to become a volunteer, and the positions that are currently available. It is a time for you to ask questions about positions you may be interested in or policies we hold.

Please check our event calendar for the next volunteer orientation and sign up using the link on the calendar.

Step 3: Pay volunteer fee & complete background check

The $30 volunteer fee covers your background check (applicable to adults 18 and over), a volunteer t-shirt, name tag, a copy of the volunteer manual & other handouts, and our volunteer database. The fee for minors (under the age of 18) is $20. If the fee is cost-prohibitive, or you prefer to pay by check or cash, please contact the Volunteer Program Administrator to make alternative arrangements.

You will be sent a link to pay the fee after you’ve attended a volunteer orientation.

Step 4: Sign up for an onboarding opportunity

During this time, we will go over the volunteer manual, policies and procedures, animal handling, reading animal body language, disease control, and more depending on the position you are volunteering for. You will also receive your t-shirt and name tag, get to go on a tour of the clinic and shelter, and finish the training by applying you newly learned skills on the cats and kittens in the adoption room!

Step 5: Complete training & start volunteering!

You will be matched with a Volunteer Mentor or Staff member who will begin your training for your position. Foster volunteers will complete a home check and get their first cat or kittens to foster!

Please contact our Volunteer Program Administrator at if you have any questions.

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