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Volunteer Information

Volunteer Information

About Volunteering
They need you. We need you. Volunteer today!

Volunteers are very important people at Wild Blue. We rely on the assistance of caring and hard-working volunteers in all of our programs. In a year’s time, Wild Blue receives as many as 400 lost, unwanted and abused pets, and helps find them forever homes.

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Wild Blue encourages the participation of volunteers who support the following mission: to Save the Precious lives of cats and kittens who are abandoned, abused, neglected or surrendered, and to find them permanent homes or provide lifetime sanctuary, if necessary.

All potential volunteers are interviewed prior to placement and participate in our training program as part of their work experience. We encourage you to complete an application. The information on this form will help us find the most satisfying and appropriate job for you.

Youth Volunteers

Youth volunteers must be between ages 12 and 15, dependable and responsible, have good communication skills, be willing to take on a variety of tasks and have an enthusiasm for working with people and animals.

To get started:

To complete the volunteer application click here for a Word doc that you can print, fill out legibly in ink and return to us via email to: gro.s1495714904rabw@1495714904tcatn1495714904oc1495714904 or via mail to:

Wild Blue Animal Rescue
P.O. Box 88252
Colorado Springs, CO 80908

**Please make sure to save your changes to the document as a new file PRIOR TO attaching it to an email.**
You may also fill out an online application by clicking here — Online Volunteer Application.
Please call us at (719) 900-CATS (2287) if you have any questions.

If your availability and interests coincide with available volunteer positions, we’ll contact you to schedule you for a volunteer orientation.

Attend orientation
Each volunteer attends an orientation where we provide an overview of our services, philosophies, an introduction to our volunteer program and a tour of the Sanctuary.

Interview
Prospective volunteers interview one-on-one with a Wild Blue representative to discuss personal goals and to determine the most suitable volunteer assignment.

Attend training class
To learn about safety procedures, pet adoptions, animal behavior and other important information about Wild Blue’s many programs, volunteers also participate in a training class.

Why become a Wild Blue volunteer?

  • You can develop new skills while exploring the field of animal care
  • Meet new people with similar interests
  • Acquire work experience for future endeavors
  • Receive support and guidance from professional staff
  • Most importantly, volunteering will make life brighter for the pets in our care, and better for the people and animals in our community

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Here is a list of just a few of our volunteer opportunities. We have opportunities for everyone who wants to help the animals.

Foster Parent
Make a life-changing difference to a Wild Blue pet by taking it into your home on a   temporary basis until it is ready for adoption. With our foster program you can choose the type of pet you want to foster and for how long, and we provide food, bedding, litter, toys, supplies and medical care, if necessary. Discover how fostering a short-term pet can bring you long-term happiness!

Youth Volunteer Mentor
Lead volunteers (over 18 years of age) are needed to facilitate the youth volunteers. You will be mentoring youths ages 12—15.  Youth volunteers help out in various departments. Sanctuary cleaning, adoption fairs, and cat enrichment are among the possible options.

Adoption Counselor
Work from start to finish as a team with the adoption staff by counseling prospective adopters, in order to find the best possible match between a pet and adopter.

Clerical Assistant
Provide support though data entry, research, filing, training and other clerical duties.

Grooming
Groom animals in order to increase their adoptability and add to their comfort and health.

Animal Care Technician Assistant (Cats)
Clean the Sanctuary and provide enrichment to the cats.

Copy Writer
Assist in writing biographies for the cats and kittens available for adoption.