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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 are interested in volunteering with CCAS, the first step is to submit an application through our Give Pulse portal.

After you have created an account at GivePulse, it is important that you verify your account with them, following the instructions in the confirmation email that they send to you (check your spam/junk folders).

Because ALL CCAS Volunteer Communications are sent via GivePulse to your registered email address, please ensure that you have verified your GivePulse account with them. Otherwise, you won’t receive our emails.

Once your application is approved, we will send you a confirmation, via GivePulse, with instructions on registering for a New Volunteer Orientation.

Please see our Volunteer FAQ’s below for additional information. If you have any questions which have not been answered on this page, please email the Volunteer/Event Coordinator at volunteer@capecoralanimalshelter.com

We appreciate our volunteer team!

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! 

  • Cat Cuddling
  • Cleaning Of All Kinds
  • Dog Walking**
  • Donation Drives
  • Event Volunteering
  • Fostering**
  • Fundraising
  • Kennel Cleaning
  • Landscaping / Groundskeeping
  • Laundry
  • Special Projects
  • Transporting**
  • Note: Unfortunately, there are no volunteer opportunities in our clinic at this time.
  • **Additional classes are required for Dog Walking, Fostering, and Transporting.

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. Additional classes are required for Dog Walking, Fostering, and Transporting.
  • Volunteer Orientations are a WALKING tour of the property, visiting several stations along the way to discuss various volunteer opportunities.
  • Volunteer Orientations are scheduled about once per week, with varying dates/times.
  • Because all volunteer communications and shift signups are conducted online, volunteers inside CCAS property or at CCAS events must have access to the internet via computer or mobile device, with at least a basic working knowledge of the internet. 
  • 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 shifts based on your area of interest. 
  • You must be at least 16 years of age to volunteer with CCAS.
  • 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.
  • Please submit a volunteer application via GivePulse.
  • CCAS will only offer Community Service Hours to those with non-violent, misdemeanor infractions such as DUI.
  • Community service does not allow for interaction with any animals.
  • Please email the Volunteer/Event Coordinator at volunteer@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 shifts based on your area of interest.

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

Major Holidays: Closed To The Public

Saturday:  8 to 4

Sunday:  8 to 4

Monday:  8 to 4

Tuesday:  8 to 5

Wednesday:  8 to 4

Thursday:  8 to 6

Friday:  8 to 4

Major Holidays: 8 to 3

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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.