Thank you for your interest in joining the Ruff Haven volunteer crew! As our organization is fully run by volunteers, they are the heart of our team. Volunteers allow us to provide the best care to our four-legged residents, as well as our human clients. Whether you are available on the weekdays, weekends, or are only available for remote opportunities, we have a place for you here at Ruff Haven. Join us today in helping keep pets with their people! 

Basic Requirements for Volunteers

  • Must be at least 18-years old

  • Must have a working email account and be able to access the Internet to sign up for shifts

  • Must be able to purchase a volunteer t-shirt for $10 and wear it every time you volunteer

  • Must be able to commit to at least one volunteer shift per month (2-4 hour time commitment) for at least six months

  • Support the mission of Ruff Haven Crisis Sheltering


Current Volunteers: Login to the volunteer database here to sign up for shiftsand to update your information.

Available Volunteer Positions

Cat Room Volunteer

Volunteers work to ensure the cleanliness of the cages, while socializing the cats and kittens. We have up to seven residents in our Cat Room at a time. Specific duties include: socializing and comforting the cats; monitoring behavior and medical needs on daily log; maintaining cleanliness cages and the room; stocking supplies; assisting with dishes; scrubbing litter pans; sweeping and mopping; providing fresh water; and passing out toys.

Direct animal handling required.

Transport Volunteer

Transport volunteer members are responsible for transporting animals safely from one destination to another, typically from Dogs All Day to the Humane Society of Utah for vaccination and spay/neuter appointments. Volunteers are responsible for the safe transport of animals, ensuring safe handling of animals during the entire process of the transport. Volunteers will NOT be asked to transport people or human clients.

Ruff Haven will provide liability insurance, which covers the volunteer's personal vehicle. Direct animal handling required.

Social Media Volunteer (One Position Available)

The Ruff Haven social media network is a vital tool in campaigning to help animals, clients, and our organization. Supported by the President and Board Chair, you will be responsible for uploading engaging content to our social accounts, scheduling posts, and responding to supporters. You will also be responsible for creating and monitoring Instagram and Twitter accounts. This role will be done from home. As this role will be completed from home, it is crucial that you can work independently and on your own initiative, led by the communication plans for the organization. You will need to be flexible and efficient with time keeping.

This position requires experience administrating professional social media accounts (previous volunteer experience is acceptable.) You do not have to live in Utah for this position.

Please email for additional information.

Apply To Volunteer With Us! 

Ruff Haven

Crisis Sheltering

1370 South 400 West

Salt Lake City, UT 84115
(All intakes and visits are by appointment only.)


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