What do I need to know to volunteer at the Boulder Shelter?
**Have you been invited to volunteer with an existing Shelter volunteer group? If so, please follow these instructions.
Before filling out the Shelter Volunteer application, familiarize yourself with our volunteer requirements and Shelter volunteer positions:
- Age Requirement
Youth volunteers must be at least 12 years old and be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times while at the Shelter. Additionally, there are a limited number of roles that youth volunteers are permitted to fill. See the position descriptions below.
- Seasonal Scheduling
The Shelter operates two different seasons and gears volunteer opportunities to support our staff and residents. The Winter season is from October through April and the Summer Season is from May through September. Volunteers can join the Shelter team any time during the year, however, there may only be substitute shifts available if you join mid-season.
The Shelter asks that individual volunteers commit to engage in a minimum of 10 hours of service. One-time volunteer opportunities for individual volunteers are not possible.
- Tour and Training
All new volunteers will need to arrange a Shelter tour and training with the Volunteer Manager. During the summer, these trainings will be scheduled only on Fridays, and will last approximately 1-1 1/2 hours.
- Shelter Volunteer Positions
Click here to see positions