Welcome and THANK YOU for choosing to volunteer with the Santa Fe Animal Shelter. Our community and its animals rely heavily upon volunteers. Our shelter’s mission could not succeed without them, without you!

We have automated onboarding through VolunteerMatrix, our online volunteer software. It’s a great way to get you started more quickly and empowering you to move through the volunteer program at your pace. I know it’s a little weird doing all this computer stuff first, but this way helps you get your paperwork and orientation completed so you can focus on what you do best… caring for animals in need.

Create your Matrix Profile in a few easy steps and bookmark that page. If we’re lucky, you’ll be using the link often. Just find and click the “New Volunteer” tab to continue. If you want to be a foster parent with New Hope, you will Apply & Register here, simply click the “Foster Parent Registration” tab to get started. You can also participate in other programs as a foster volunteer.

The new volunteer orientation consists of an online video orientation and then an orientation tour, either in person, virtual or both. The virtual option will get you volunteering much more quickly. Navigating through Matrix’s calendar links will help you find program requirements for training and how to get where you want to be.

If you have any questions, please send them my way. I want this to be an enriching and enjoyable experience for you.

Thank you for joining our shelter family,

Carrie Gaston, Volunteer Coordinator