Adult Volunteering

Please join us for our next Volunteer Orientation on Saturday September 7th from 10:00AM – 11:30AM in the DAWS Community Room. If you have already submitted an application, we will have it on hand. If you have not, please download and complete an application by clicking the “Download Application” button and email the application and a copy of your driver’s license to:  Please enter through the chain link fence to the left of the building and up the stairs.  Orientation starts promptly at 10:00 AM – hope to see you there!

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

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 to see how young people can help.

Download our volunteer application.