Individual Volunteers

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Current VolunteerMatters volunteers can access their online record here.

Court-Ordered Community Service

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Thank you for your interest in volunteering with National Mill Dog Rescue!

  • New Volunteer Orientation classes are held in compliance with CDC recommendations, and are subject to change.  Several classes are offered each month.  Please reach out to our Volunteer Coordinator at joniw@nmdr.org if you have any questions, concerns, or if you are not able to find an orientation class that works for you.  Active volunteers will be limited; please sign up for a shift beforehand.  We truly appreciate your support! If you’re looking for additional ways to support our mission, please click here.

To our valued friends and supporters, we want to assure you that we have been closely monitoring the status of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

El Paso County is currently at Level Yellow status, and we have updated our procedures to protect every visitor, volunteer, staff member, and our dogs:

  • Our hours are 12-4, and we are continuing visits by appointment only for all visitors, including donations.
  • As weather permits, we will ask families to stay in their vehicle for adoptions.
  • Every person in the building will be required to wear a mask. We have added a symptom screening station in the lobby, and anyone entering the building must have their temperature taken and sign off on health screening questions (fever, cold symptoms like cough, sore throat, runny nose, shortness of breath, or Flu symptoms).
  • Employees, volunteers, and adopters are required to stay home if they are in the at-risk categories outlined by the CDC.
  • Active volunteers will be extremely limited; please sign up for a shift beforehand. 

We are fortunate enough to be surrounded by an amazing community, both local and online. We have received tremendous support since the Coronavirus outbreak began, and we so thoroughly appreciate your love and encouragement. 

Please check back here and see up-to-date information on our Facebook page, as policies may change.

Our dedicated volunteers are a HUGE part of what keeps us moving forward.  Your help is very much appreciated. We look forward to getting to know you better and the opportunity to introduce you to our mission, our facility, and how things work.  We would encourage you to review all the information on this website – it is a great way to become familiar with who we are and what our goals are.

A common question is what can I do to help?  Well the answer is…there are many ways!  Many different volunteer teams coordinate together to allow NMDR to run smoothly, and many of them can always use some help!  Click the appropriate button above depending on whether you are volunteering as an individual or as part of an organized group event.  Please note that due to COVID restrictions and safety precautions, we may not be allowing new volunteers at this time, but there are many other ways you can help NMDR and our dogs!



Our Location


Please note that currently, appointments are required in order to visit us at the kennel.

Location: 5335 JD Johnson Road, Peyton, CO Directions: Take Woodmen Rd. East Turn Right on Highway 24 Turn Left on Meridian (light and gas station). Turn Left on Falcon Highway. Go nine miles to JD Johnson Rd. Turn Right on JD Johnson Rd Go 1 mile. The kennel is on the left. There is no sign but you can’t miss the building. Turn in and park.


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