Every week 40 volunteers give 95 hours to pets

0001_VolunteersConsider becoming a part of our volunteer team! Whether you have a little or a lot of time, we welcome your help.

Many of the animals that come through our door have limited socialization or training. With a little love, attention and exercise, these animals become more adoptable. Plus spending time with them will put a smile on your face.

To find out more about becoming a shelter volunteer please call 505-753-8662


  • 16 years of age or older; under 16 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Able to engage and communicate with the public and co-workers in a professional manner
  • Able to read, comprehend, and follow detailed instructions while working independently on a given assignment
  • Understand and accept our Open Door philosophy
  • Must complete the application below. Applicants will be contacted for final review.

Volunteering Application Form

  • (Conviction may not necessarily disqualify you from volunteering. We may conduct a background check, and if you do not provide complete and truthful information, you could be rejected or terminated.)
  • I agree that EVHS may photograph my participation in this program, and I hereby release any such photographs to EVHS for use in its programs, publications and purposes.