Most volunteers sign up for Animal Care jobs. We believe in a hands-on approach to caring for the animals whenever possible. Cheryl & Tacoma
Some of the animals take the "hands-on" approach to the extreme. Claire with Maya
One of the toughest jobs at the sanctuary…socializing puppies. This is not an everyday occurrence. But once in awhile we take in little ones. Dave with baby Chato
Mark and Tacoma
Nya and Erie
Sue grooming Ahote & Chato
Carol playing ball with Tucson and Ursa
Stormy getting her face washed by Takoda
Carol walking Wascin
Not all the animals are safe to play with. But interaction is still important. Here Nickie is talking to Ahwahnee.
Some volunteers are called upon to help with rescues and transports.
Our October Pumpkin Smashing party is always fun. Ginny, Nickie & Cheryl stuff pumpkins with elk meat for the canines.
Training the animals is just one way of keeping their minds and bodies healthy. Sue working on sit-stays with Ahote & Satinka
Stormy reinforcing operant conditioning with Ahwahnee.
Sue's nephew learns clicker training techniques.
Construction and maintenance projects are always in abundance. Arnie & Dave digging post holes.
They don't call these the Rockies for nothing! Occassionally, a jackhammer is required for digging postholes.
Clearing an area of brush for a new habitat.
Sue & Pam build a new den.
Dave & Cheryl take a breather between trees
Marianne & Carlos clear slash
Manual labor not your cup of tea? We need help with special events and fairs. Carol and Marsha man a booth at "Burro Days"
Each fall we are very busy with Combined Federal Campaign events. Carol at Ft. Carson Army Base
Perhaps you are more suited to education. Rachel and her friend Sirius the wolf puppet telling stories at Lake George Library during Wolf Awareness Week.
Carol teaching state park visitors about bear safety