Volunteer Opportunities with CCLAS


Do you have a love for animals in need? Experience taking care of kittens or animals with special needs? We would love to add you to our foster care netowork! During primarily the spring and summer months, we work with the Animal Control Officers to place animals (primarily cats and kittens) in foster homes when they are newly born, ill, or in need of special attention. On average we place 30-40 animals a year in foster care. Food and supplies are provided. If you have room in your home and heart for these litters, please fill out our foster application.

Join the CCLAS Team

Throughout the year we need volunteers to help with scheduled fundraisers such as our Hair of the Dog Happy Hour, Lakewood Summer Meltdown, and Arts Festival Bake Sale. The best way to get involved is to email cclasweb@gmail.com to find out what opportunities are available and when our next member meeting will be held.

At The Shelter

Personal efforts by people like you help provide our community’s stray cats and dogs a better quality of life during their time at the shelter. The shelter offers volunteer opportunities for dependable persons, 16 years and older. Volunteers are assigned to help the Animal Control Officers on Saturdays between 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.

  • Providing for the physical care of cats and dogs
  • Cleaning cages and kennels
  • Grooming the animals
  • Walking the dogs and socializing the adoptable cats
  • Maintaining Adoption Areas

If you are interested, please contact us with questions or download an application. Completed applications should be mailed or dropped to the City of Lakewood's Department of Human Services at 12805 Detroit Ave. Due to the fact that the shelter is a city run operation, a background check is also required.

PLEASE NOTE: Volunteer opportunities at the shelter are limited. We appreciate all of the interest in volunteering at our shelter. However, due to the small size of the shelter, we often have more volunteers than we can maintain on a regular basis. An alternate option could be hosting an offsite adoption event with the assistance of other volunteers from CCLAS. Email cclasweb@gmail.com for more information.