PetAid Colorado has several programs that accept volunteers. When you contact us about volunteering, please indicate your area(s) of interest. Not all volunteer positions will offer direct contact with animals.
1) PetAid Animal Hospital, formerly Harrison Memorial Animal Hospital…providing comprehensive healthcare for underprivileged pets. Let us know your interest in volunteering for PetAid Animal Hospital by clicking here and leaving us a message.
2) PetAid Home Outreach…providing pet healthcare for vulnerable populations unable to access in-clinic care. (Must be certified veterinary technician or licensed veterinarian). Let us know your interest in volunteering for PetAid Home Outreach by clicking here and leaving us a message.
3) Special Events: Mutts & Models Fundraiser, May 17, 2014 -- Let us know your interest in volunteering for Mutts and Models by clicking here and leaving us a message.
4) 9News PetCheck Phone Bank 2014 -- Let us know your interest in volunteering for the 9PetCheck by clicking here and leaving us a message.
5) General Administrative Tasks (clerical tasks, filing, mailings, etc.) -- Let us know your interest in volunteering for general administrative tasks by clicking here and leaving us a message.
6) PetAid Disaster Services…assisting at-risk animals in disasters. (Must be state trained! Click here for more information.)
PetAid Animal Hospital Volunteer Information
PetAid Colorado Animal Hospital Volunteers needing to change or cancel their scheduled shift time should contact the hospital at 303.722.5800, ext. 340.
Jim Crafts Volunteer of the Year Award
The Jim Crafts Volunteer of the Year Award is named in memory of PetAid Animal Hospital volunteer, Jim Crafts. The award recognizes the outstanding contributions that volunteers make to enhance the animal welfare community.
Jim Crafts Volunteer of the Year Past Award Recipients:
2013 Heather Becker, DVM
The Colorado Veterinary Medical Reserve Corps has many outstanding volunteers who do wonderful work during times of disaster and during the quieter times of the year. One exemplary volunteer is Heather Becker, DVM, of Animal Emergency Medical Training in Colorado Springs. Dr. Becker has been instrumental in promoting PetAid Colorado's Disaster Services message on the importance of disaster preparedness for pets and appeared in the PetAid Colorado video that debuted at Mutts and Models 2013. Dr. Becker’s volunteer efforts also include teaching Pet First Aid for the organization during the Highlands Ranch Scottish Festival, and her tireless work as a veterinary professional during the Black Forest Fire. It is PetAid Colorado’s honor to present Dr. Heather Becker with the 2013 Jim Crafts Volunteer of the Year Award. This award is given annually to an outstanding volunteer whose contribution of time and talent to PetAid Colorado inspires others and enhances the animal welfare community. On behalf of PetAid Colorado, thank you Dr. Heather Becker for your volunteerism and altruism.
2012 Stacy McVicker, DVM
The Jim Crafts Volunteer of the Year Award is presented annually to a PetAid Colorado volunteer whose exceptional commitment of time, talent, and spirit inspires others. This year, we honored Dr. Stacy McVicker for sharing her expertise and contributing countless hours to ensure that pets whose owners cannot access veterinary services in an animal hospital receive the care they need to stay healthy and in their homes. Providing for these animals and people is something PetAid Colorado can only accomplish through its Home Outreach program because of people like Dr. McVicker.
2011 Robert Vonau, DVM, DACVS
The Foundation gave this year’s award to Dr. Robert Vonau, an active and dedicated volunteer at the foundation’s hospital for pets of people in need, PetAid Animal Hospital in Denver. Dr. Vonau, a boarded surgeon, donates his time, skills and expertise each week to save lives and prevent suffering. Since starting at PetAid Animal Hospital in August 2010 he has volunteered more than 220 hours even while maintaining a busy private practice in surgery. He offers consultations to PetAid Animal Hospital clients and performs surgeries, all while offering guidance and camaraderie to staff members. Dr. Vonau is wonderful with the furry patients as well, and is definitely an animal lover. We want to deeply thank the volunteer service that Dr. Vonau has provided to PetAid Animal Hospital. Because of him, we are able to help more people and treat more animals.
2010 Brandis Becky-Pelletier and Mandy Nadler
The Jim Crafts Volunteer of the Year Award is presented annually to recipients whose exceptional commitment of time, talent, and spirit serves as an inspiration to others and exemplifies the qualities so generously embodied by Jim, a long-time volunteer with the Foundation who passed away in 2009. This year the Jim Crafts Volunteer of the Year Award goes to a pair of high-fashion volunteers, Brandis Becky-Pelletier and Mandy Nadler. Brandis and Mandy have served in supporting PetAid Colorado's annual and original Mutts and Models Canine and Celebrity Fashion Show, the largest fundraising event of the year for PetAid Animal Hospital, and anyone here knows that it takes a great team to make it happen. Brandis and Mandy have shown measurable organizational skills and patience, as well a fabulous knack for fashion. With their help, they raise nearly $100,000 annually through Mutts and Models for PetAid Animal Hospital! The volunteer hours they have put in are countless. They have contributed through creative brainstorming, designer and celebrity recruitment, and event planning. PetAid Colorado is truly grateful for the time and expertise they have given to us—it is immeasurable.
2009 Patty Demkovich, Jackie Ferguson, and Karen Wojdyla
This year the Jim Crafts Volunteer of the Year award went to a trio of sisters, Karen Wojdyla, Jackie Ferguson, and Patty Demkovich. These three sisters do an outstanding job of making volunteering a “family affair”. They know that getting involved as volunteers for PetAid Animal Hospital is one of the best decisions they’ve made not only for themselves but for PetAid Animal Hospital. While being a hospital volunteer can involve a lot of work, the sisters will tell you that it is also fun, interesting, and extremely rewarding. Jackie, Patty, and Karen have taken the initiative to not only dedicate themselves to the needs of PetAid Animal Hospital but to ALL of PetAid Colorado’s programs. Whether it is by helping with a 10,000-piece mailing for Colorado’s Animal Heroes over the weekend, educating the public about PetAid Colorado at community fairs, or volunteering for Spay Day, these three sisters truly embody the spirit of the Jim Crafts Volunteer of the Year award.
2008 Nancy Craine