Volunteer Program

Thank you for your interest in the SPCA of Texas' Volunteer Program! SPCA of Texas volunteers give their hearts, their time and their all to make every day special for the animals waiting for homes. Volunteers help fulfill our mission by assisting in many ways both in the shelter and in the community.

Current volunteers may access our Volunteer Hub portal and sign up to help out 24-hours a day!

Volunteer Sign In

Important Announcement

The SPCA of Texas’ Volunteer Department is very grateful for the tremendous interest in our Volunteer program we have recently received! Due to an overwhelming response of wonderful folks who are eager to join us as Volunteers, we are temporarily putting a hold on accepting any new applications so that we may properly process and onboard all current applicants. 

If you are interested in being notified when we are accepting new applications, please email us or you may simply keep checking this page for updates!

We will continue to accept court-appointed community service, school community service and corporate/group requests. Please email us at volunteer@spca.org to get started.

Thank you for your interest in helping us in our mission to provide every animal exceptional care and a loving home.

How do volunteers help the animals?

As a volunteer, you’ll save and enrich animal lives, do good things for the community, make new friends, discover new skills and enjoy tail wags, purrs and happy faces.

Please note that to become an SPCA of Texas volunteer, you must be 16 years of age or older, or, if you are 12-15 years old, you may volunteer with a parent or legal guardian who is also a volunteer.

Resources

Cruelty Prevention

How to Spot a Puppy Mill

Puppy mill owners breed dogs for the purpose of selling the puppies for a profit, and the welfare and living conditions of the dogs comes a distant second.

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Foster

Love Puppies & Kittens?

Cuddle puppies and kittens, dote on dogs and cats, provide post-operative care for canines and felines and teach four-legged foster friends what snuggling is all about.

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Jose

SPCA of Texas Voices

"I'm absolutely in LOVE with Kitty (formerly Kaleigh). I know her name isn't original at all but I just started calling her that until I could think of a name and it just stuck - it's so her! I've attached two photos - she's seriously the most beautiful kitty in the world! She loves to steal tennis balls and bones from her dog sister - she thinks she's a dog! She enjoys going for walks and car rides, snuggling with mom, bird watching, drinking from the sink, playing with her pipe cleaners and getting into mom's makeup in the mornings. I couldn't 'imagine life without her. She's the absolute best!"

Laureen Jankins

Pet Owner