Volunteer!

Our paws can always use an extra pair of hands! To get started, fill out our volunteer application.

Choose from a number of different roles and commitment levels:

Volunteer Opportunities

Let’s work together! Fill out our volunteer application.

Browse positions by department below.

🚨🚨🚨 Please note that any in-person volunteer opportunities outlined below have been designed pre-covid, and do not necessarily represent our practices during the pandemic. If you are interested in helping the organization in any way, please know that we take every precaution, and will never put staff or volunteers in a position where their health is at risk.



  • Facility Foster Dog Walker - While most of our foster dogs are in homes across the region, a select few of our dogs have yet to find a foster home and reside in the ABRT facility. Along with the numerous programs that they are enrolled in, our foster dogs need to go out 3 times a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We are ALWAYS in need of dog walkers, and would love for you to become a part of our team!

  • Home Check Volunteers

    **DRASTIC CHANGES TO PROTOCOL HAVE BEEN ADOPTED DUE TO COVID 19 WHICH ARE NOT REPRESENTED BELOW***

    Perform home checks for Adoptions Coordinator on potential adopters. Fill out appropriate paperwork – turn in paperwork to Adoptions Coordinator – attend meetings called by Adoption Supervisor

  • Adoption Phone Counselors – Perform 30 day / 6 month / 12 month / 2 year / 5 year / 10 year follow up calls on all dogs adopted from ABRT. Maintain database with phone report on each adoption. Report all information on each follow up call to Adoption Supervisor. Attend all meetings called by the Adoption Supervisor.


  • Community Campaign Volunteers - July through December heaviest commitment. Work in the various campaigns and deliver materials to locations.

  • In Kind Donation Coordinator - Coordinates all in kind donations.

    • Arranges for in kind donations for fundraisers, raffles, auctions, etc.

    • Assist Marketing Coordinator in writing receipts and Thank You notes to all donors.

    • Researches different businesses who can donate in kind goods, such as items for the foster dogs (blankets, collars, leashes, dog food, training equipment etc.), items for the facility and the office (office equipment, office supplies, etc.).

    • Assist Marketing Coordinator in returning calls to potential donors who have in kind goods to donate.

    • Arrange pick up of in kind goods. Keep track of all donors and what they donated. Report all activity to the Marketing Coordinator.

  • Assist Marketing Coordinator in finding new ways to fundraise

  • Assist Marketing Coordinator in finding local businesses to host percent nights or events


Throughout the year we have several large events. Below is a list of the events and the dates in which we would need help for each. Help for each event varies but typically consists of:

  • Assisting Marketing Coordinator in creating and distributing marketing materials

  • Assisting Event Coordinator in obtaining sponsors or venders and/or donations for the event.

  • Assist in setting up, maintaining, and tearing down the event

  • Assist in staffing booths

  • Find donations for and create raffle/prize baskets

  • Specifically for washathons- volunteer to be a dog washer and/or nail trimmer

Timeframes and names of our largest events:

  • Romp!: March - August

  • Doggy Dash: April - June

  • Gala: August - October

  • Whine & Cheese: August - November

  • Howl-a-day Bazaar: November - December

  • Monthly Wash-a-thons: Year round

  • Meet and Greet Booths: Year round


  • Education Supervisor – Year round commitment.

    • Oversee and trouble shoot the Education Department, become familiar with all positions in this department, and train new volunteers in this department.

    • Searches for venues in the community for Education Seminars and assigns and schedules these opportunities to the correct educator.

    • Works with other organizations on National Education campaigns. Reports all activity to Program Director. Attends meetings held by Program Director.

  • Dog Bite Prevention Educators – Creates seminars on Dog Bite Prevention for different audiences from children to businesses.

    • Present seminars as assigned by the Education Supervisor

    • Keep up to date on the latest information on this topic and incorporate this information in the presentation

    • Work with local, state, and national organizations and officials on Dog Bite Prevention laws and issues

    • Work with other organizations for community wide educational campaigns

    • Report all activity to the Education Supervisor and attend meetings called by Education Supervisor.

  • Legislation Educators – Create seminars on legislation with a focus on Breed Specific Legislation for different audiences from children to community to government officials.

    • Present seminars as assigned by the Education Supervisor.

    • Keep up to date on the latest information on this topic and incorporate this information in the presentation

    • Work with local, statewide, and national officials on legislative issues

    • Work with other organizations for community wide educational campaigns

    • Report activity to the Education Supervisor, and attend meetings called by the Education Supervisor.

  • ABRT Educators – Create seminars on ABRT for different audiences from children to community.

    • Present seminars as assigned by the Education Supervisor

    • Keep up to date on the latest information on this topic and incorporate this information in the presentation

    • Report all activity to the Education Supervisor

  • Therapy Dog Team (all members must have a Therapy Dog certification) – Year round commitment

    • Captain – Coordinate and run Therapy Dog visits at Library, Senior Center, Assisted Living, Hospitals, Schools, etc.

    • Team - Work in the Therapy Dog Team visits

  • Demo Dog Team

    • Captain – Coordinate and run all Demo Dog Team events

    • Team – Run Rally/Freestyle/Tricks/Obedience, have a dog that can demonstrate at least one of these demos


  • Dog Description Writer – Responsible for writing up and up keeping current descriptions for all available dogs listed on website, and descriptions used in other marketing.

    • Contacts foster homes to get most accurate information on each dog so that all descriptions are current and updates the descriptions as needed.

    • Reports all activity to Dogs Available Marketing Coordinator, and attends all pertinent meetings held by Dogs Available Marketing Coordinator.

  • Materials Coordinator - Responsible for the upkeep and stocking of all ABRT marketing materials such as Fact Sheets, information sheets, brochures, flyers for events, etc. Reports all activity to the Marketing Director, and attends all pertinent meetings held by Marketing Director

  • Graphic Artist Volunteers – Responsible for the design of materials needed by ABRT. Assist Marketing Director in designing graphics for social media, flyers, posters, etc.

  • Photographer – Takes photos for website of dogs available, events, for use in marketing materials, etc. Reports all activity to the Marketing Coordinator – attend all pertinent meetings held by Marketing Coordinator

  • Distribution Volunteers – Distributes Marketing Materials as assigned by Marketing Coordinator. Reports all activity to Marketing Coordinator, and attends all pertinent meetings held by Marketing Coordinator

  • Bulk Mail Volunteers – Heaviest commitment in June. Helps put together and mail all bulk mailings as assigned by Marketing Coordinator. Reports all activity to Marketing Coordinator, and attends all pertinent meetings held by Marketing Coordinator


  • Office Assistants - Assist the Office Manager in general office duties such as filing, phone calls, paperwork, computer/data entry.

  • Facility Maintenance Volunteers - Assist Facility Manager in general maintenance such as cleaning, repair, inventory, supplies, stocking.

  • Website Link Volunteer - Research new links, search engines, etc. to add to website and maintain other national data base websites.

Let’s work together! Fill out our volunteer application.


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Colorado Springs, CO 80907
(719) 264-6460
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