About the C.A.R.E.S. Volunteer Program

As a small community shelter, C.A.R.E.S. relies on our excellent and varied team of volunteers to help with day-to-day shelter operations, animal care, and special events.  Their generous donations of time and energy help us take great care of our animals and facilities, and we truly couldn't do it without them!

Our volunteers run the gamut from high school kids to retirees--we accept court-ordered community service volunteers, high school students with senior class service requirements, and just ordinary citizens with a desire to help animals in need.

Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age.  All volunteers are required to participate in an initial orientation session, as well as subsequent on-the-job training. If you are interested in becoming a C.A.R.E.S. volunteer, contact us to sign up for one of the orientation sessions: 206-812-2737.  

Thanks for your interest in being a C.A.R.E.S. volunteer!