by cathleen timmons

There are many opportunities to become a volunteer with Evergreen Animal Protective League.  EAPL needs foster homes, cat room volunteers, phone volunteers, Thrift Shop help, and many, many other hands to enable EAPL to keep rescuing and helping animals.  If you have a desire to help, look over some of the volunteer roles on this page and contact EAPL at 303-674-6442 or eaplevergreen@eapl.com.

Become a Foster Home with EAPL

As a foster-based animal rescue organization, EAPL relies almost entirely on a caring, dedicated group of volunteers who temporarily take a rescued animal into their home until their forever adoption. EAPL pays all the expenses for the animal including medical care and food, but our foster home care-givers give the animals so much more—love, attention, security, companionship.

Cat Room Volunteers

The EAPL cat room at Chow Down requires several volunteers a day (7-days a week/365 days a year) to provide food, cleanliness, and affection for our cats waiting for homes. If you have a few hours every week or once a month, consider this fun kitty filled volunteer service. Our Cat Room is located in Chow Down in Bergen Park.

Thrift Shop

If you are interested in being a part of this dynamic fun team please stop by our Thrift Shop and talk to our staff.

Location: 27888 Meadow Drive, Evergreen, Colorado
At the east end of downtown Evergreen, turn onto Meadow Drive and we are in the shops on the left.

Phone: 303-679-2504

Business Hours:
Monday-Friday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday: Closed

Donation hours:
Monday-Friday 10:00am – 1:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 12:00pm 
Sunday: Closed

Phone Volunteers

Answer the EAPL main phone number for a day from the comfort of your own home. We connect the phone into your home line. You decide which day or days during the month that you would like to answer. You can select a different day or days each month based on your schedule. The commitment is from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. We also have half-day shifts avail 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. We ask that you arrange your schedule to stay home on the day you have chosen. We have a very comprehensive training book to guide you and we have many volunteers that are just a call away to assist you!

Set-Up/Working Pet Adoption Events

We can always use additional help setting up and breaking down our adoption events. We set-up approximately 15 minutes before the event. All of our upcoming events are listed on our website. During the events, we need people to walk, handle/show our pets, manage the viewing of the puppies, pen clean up, etc.

Working/Coordinating/Fundraising for Events

EAPL has several fundraising events throughout the year. Do you enjoy event coordination? Working on committees? Thinking outside the box to put together a fun community event? We need YOU!


Do you enjoy securing sponsors for events or perhaps visiting local merchants to solicit donations for event raffles? We have the perfect opportunity for YOU!

Setting Up Displays

Do you love setting up “window” or “minuet” displays? For some of our events, we have a ton of merchandise that we need to set-up to encourage attendees to bid. Does this sound like something that you would enjoy doing?

Writing Articles/Grant Writer

We need short-story writers to submit stories for local publications. Do you enjoy researching and completing grant applications? We need YOU!

Animal Emergency Team

Our team sets up a temporary shelter at a local Red Cross shelter to care for the pets belonging to people who are staying at the shelter because they have been evacuated from their home due to a disaster such as fire. For more information please call the Team Coordinator, Suzie, at 303 674 4121.

Computer Skills

Do you have “mad” computer skills? Graphic Designer background? Maybe you are a creative poster creator? We always need help scanning, data entry etc. Let us know what you have experience doing and we may have a spot for you!


Animal/Pet Education programs are available to present to elementary schools and scout troops. We need volunteers on a continuing basis to help keep these programs active. Do you like creating new educational programs for children? We have a lot of programs, ideas and we are just waiting for you to join this team.