Our December Volunteer Orientation will be held on Saturday, December 1st from 10am-12pm at DAWS.

DAWS will be having a volunteer orientation for anyone interested in becoming a Cat or Dog Socializer. Can’t make it? We try to hold orientations every month so stay tuned for future dates.

Please fill out and submit an application to volunteer@daws.org prior to the orientation or bring it when you come to the shelter.

Adult Volunteering

DAWS cat volunteer holding black kittenVolunteers help operate the Danbury Animal Welfare Society shelter. Volunteering even a few hours a week makes a big difference in the lives of animals in need! We have a variety of volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups who want to get involved.

All of the following activities, and more, are performed by volunteers: training and exercising our dogs, cat socialization and grooming, cat trappings and rescue, and shelter animal transport. We also have marketing, fundraising, and maintenance opportunities for those who do not wish to work directly with animals but still want to make a difference.  View our volunteer openings.

All new volunteers are required to attend a Volunteer Orientation. Orientations are held in the DAWS Community Room at our shelter.

For information on the Volunteer Program, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@daws.org.

Volunteers under 18 years of age are not able to work directly with our animals. Please visit our Youth Volunteering section of our website or email daws@daws.org to see how young people can help.

Download our volunteer application.