FRAS Volunteers

133 Browning Parkway, Farmington, NM 87401 • (505) 599-1098 •Facebook Opens in new window

You don’t have to open your wallet. Just your heart.

Volunteering is a great way to improve the lives of our shelter pets, and we offer many ways for you to spend time with our animals:

  • Kennel cleaning (dog & cat) - Kennel Cleaners work hard to give each kennel thorough cleaning to ensure that our canine friends have a clean and healthy space for the day. 
  • Animal Medical Dept. – Assists medical team with prepping for surgery, recovery of animals, cleaning kennels and more
  • Greeter or customer service - Our greeters are the first point of contact for visitors to the shelter and play an important role in ensuring that their visit is a success
  • Special Events – Helps promote the shelter and animals at off-site adoption events
  • Social team – Help socialize animals that are timid or scared and need a little more time before being adopted.
  • Enrichment – Create tasty treats, toys or other enrichment for the shelter animals.
  • Dog Walking – Taking dogs out for walks in the park
  • Shelter Support – helps with laundry, dishes, sweeping & mopping
  • Community cat program – returning cats back to the field after they have been altered
  • Volunteer driver – Driving animals to other shelters or rescues 

Quality time with shelter animals has a positive and long-lasting effect on their well-being. As a shelter trying to make a big difference in the lives of the animals in our care, we consider our volunteers an essential component of what makes us work. We offer a flexible volunteer program, with many options for involvement. Show your compassion become a volunteer today.

Fill out our Volunteer application and attend a monthly volunteer orientation to learn more!