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Volunteer

Thank you for wanting to volunteer with CCAS!

All volunteer shifts at CCAS must be scheduled through our volunteer software. If you have been through orientation, please log in to Give Pulse to sign up for a shift. 

If you have applied but have not yet attended orientation, new volunteer orientations will be published in the Give Pulse software. Seats will be limited and are first come, first serve – kindly recheck Give Pulse for future dates.

If you are interested in volunteering, the first step to volunteering at CCAS is to submit an application at through our Give Pulse portal. Once your application is approved, you will be able to view upcoming orientation sessions and select one to attend. 

Note: the response to our call for volunteers has been overwhelming successful – we are so grateful! Please be patient as we continue to access our volunteer needs.  Thank you!

Please see our Volunteer FAQ’s below for additional information. If you have any questions, call the shelter at 239-573-2002.

Volunteer Opportunities

Dog and Cat Adoption

There is always plenty to do at an animal shelter, and CCAS is no exception. We really appreciate our volunteers and rely on them to help us succeed in our daily operations. It takes a village to do what we do, and YOU are a very important part of that village! 

Do you have a talent or skill that may be beneficial to the shelter? Please let us know!

  • Cat Cuddler
  • Clinic/Medical Assistant
  • Event Volunteer
  • Greeter
  • Answering Phones/Clerical Work
  • Maintenance and landscape
  • Photography & Video of Pets and Events
  • Writing Pet Bios
  • Cleaning of all kinds
  • Fostering
  • Socialize/Read to the Residents
  • Doggie Baths
  • Dog Walker

Click on the Volunteer FAQ below and it will expand with further detail.

  • The first step to volunteering at CCAS is to submit an application at through our Give Pulse portal. Once your application is approved, you will be able to view upcoming orientation sessions and select one to attend.  Once you have attended an orientation and completed the Volunteer Agreement and Liability Waiver, you can begin volunteering.
  • Volunteer Orientations are scheduled several times throughout each month. If you do not have access to a computer, please call the shelter for further instructions.
  • Volunteer hours are scheduled through Give Pulse. Once you have attended orientation, you will have access to our volunteer calendar where you will be able to schedule hours based on your area of interest. 
  • You must be 16 years of age to volunteer without a parent or guardian. Volunteers ages 13-15 must be accompanied at all times by a parent/guardian who has also completed orientation.  Children 13-15 can socialize puppies and kittens but are not permitted to walk dogs. 

 

  • All applications go through a background check. We cannot accept any application from a person having a felony record (current or previous) and absolutely no domestic violence, battery, or animal cruelty charges (current or previous) or anyone with a history of disobeying county or state animal ordinances.
  • Students MUST complete orientation.
 
  • Orientation does not count towards volunteer hours.
  • CCAS will only offer Community Service Hours to those with non-violent, misdemeanor infractions such as DUI.
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  • Please email us at info@capecoralanimalshelter.com for more information.
  • CCAS is open 365 days a year for staff and volunteers!
  • We are closed to the public for adoptions two days a week and on major holidays.
  • Typically, we have limited staff available on holidays, so volunteer help is greatly appreciated!
  • Volunteer hours are scheduled through Give Pulse. Once you have attended orientation, you will have access to our volunteer calendar where you will be able to schedule hours based on your area of interest.
  • Use the laundry/storage room to enter and log in upon arrival.

Saturday:  12 to 4

Sunday:  12 to 4

Monday:  Closed to the Public

Tuesday:  12 to 5

Wednesday:  Closed to the Public

Thursday:  12 to 6

Friday:  12 to 4 


Saturday:  9 to 4

Sunday:  9 to 4

Monday:  9 to 4

Tuesday:  9 to 5

Wednesday:  9 to 4

Thursday:  9 to 6

Friday:  9 to 4

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We have many different opportunities to volunteer.  One of the best ways to learn more about volunteer opportunities is our Cape Coral Animal Shelter Volunteers Facebook Group.

If you have additional questions about volunteering, you can contact us by submitting your information and questions here.