Volunteer Vacations

Volunteering at the kennelPlease note; our policies and procedures may have changed due to COVID and area restrictions. Please reference our home page, Facebook, and Volunteer Main page for the most up-to-date information. We truly appreciate your support! If you’re looking for other ways to support our mission, please click here.

Thank you for your interest in visiting and volunteering with National Mill Dog Rescue! If you are a Colorado Springs or Denver area resident, please go to the volunteer tab and sign up as an individual volunteer. If you live outside the area and would like to volunteer for National Mill Dog Rescue, please email joniw@nmdr.org and include the following information: dates you plan to visit, the purpose for your visit and the ages of any children that may be with you. Please note: Youth volunteers need to be at least 13 and supervised by a parent or guardian. Our Volunteer Coordinator will reach out to you with more details about volunteering at the kennel during your visit to the area.

Volunteering at National Mill Dog Rescue – what to expect

On your first day visiting the facility, you will receive a brief orientation. The orientation will explain to you the history of NMDR and provide you an education on puppy mills. You will also learn safety protocols and how to interact with our dogs. After the orientation, you will be given a tour of the facility and then you will be able to help the dogs. Visiting volunteers are able to assist with a variety of tasks and you will be involved with cleaning, feeding, laundry, dog walking, individual socialization of dogs and of course puppy parties! We do suggest you bring a lunch and water or water bottles. We do have a refrigerator and microwave for you to use. There are many fast food choices just fifteen minutes from our facility.

How to get here
There are two options for flying in to visit National Mill Dog Rescue:
Denver International Airport – DIA is about 1 hour and 50 minutes from our facility, but has a larger variety of airlines and convenient arrival times.
Colorado Springs Airport – Conveniently located in Colorado Springs and only about 35 minutes from our facility, Colorado Springs Airport has shorter lines and less traffic.

What to do in Colorado Springs
There are many things to do in Colorado Springs and the surrounding areas!  Visit this link to learn more about ways to explore, eat, and play while you are in the area.

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