We always need dedicated and caring volunteers to join our family.  Without volunteers like you, we couldn’t do the work that is needed.  Our volunteers are an integral part of our Shelter and our animal’s lives. 


Do you want stress release, more exercise, and a dog “fix”?

Love soft, cuddly and cute cats?  

Looking to help an animal find its forever home?

Want to promote and help raise financial support for TCRAS?

Are you looking to open your home temporarily to a little fur ball or a shy animal?

Join us, it will touch your heart in a big way.


How do you get started?

Volunteers must be 7 or older.  Volunteer applicants younger than 18 must have a parental or legal guardian sign their application.  Youths between the ages of 7 and 15 are eligible to volunteer with a parent, legal guardian, or trusted family friend who is also a TCRAS volunteer but are not permitted to work directly with, handle, or touch the animals for their safety and the safety of the animals.


      1. Sign up and attend an orientation.  Dates are listed below.
      2. Complete and submit a Volunteer Application.
      3. Schedule and participate in an interview with a staff member and a current volunteer.
      4. Read the TCRAS Volunteer Handbook and return the signed Service Agreement and TCRAS Volunteer Handbook Signature Page.  The Volunteer Handbook will be emailed upon acceptance.
      5. Participate in required trainings.
      6. Begin volunteering and making a difference in the lives of MANY dogs and cats!


To begin your new adventure as a TCRAS volunteer please contact the Volunteer Coordinator (719.686.7707 or to sign up for an orientation.  Please be sure to provide your name, phone number, email address and the date of the orientation you would like to attend.

Orientation Dates

Monday, January 21, 3-4:30pm

Friday, March 15, 10-11:30am

Monday, May 13, 6:30-8pm

Saturday, July 20, 11am-12:30pm

Thursday, September 5, 2-3:30pm

Monday, November 11, 6-7:30pm



Partner With Us!

Click on the link above to learn more about volunteer opportunities at TCRAS.


The Staff and animals want to thank you for being willing to give of your time, talents, and heart to make a difference in the lives of the dogs and cats of Teller County!


For questions please contact:

Nancy Adams

Volunteer Coordinator