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Animals + youth = a love affair.

Love animals? Want to get your kids excited about community service? We have volunteer opportunities for youth ages 10+ and their families. See some furry friends, learn about animal welfare and make a difference.

The SPCA of Texas is happy to offer volunteer opportunities for youth ages 10+. Please see below for information on the opportunities for various age groups:

  • VOLUNTEERS AGES 10-14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is at least 21 years old at our Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center and mobile events.
  • VOLUNTEERS AGES 10-11 cannot handle animals but can assist with shelter support activities (such as preparing activities for pet enrichment, washing animal bedding, working in our dietary area and other important jobs) at our Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center and at mobile events.
  • VOLUNTEERS AT PETSMART between 12-17 years old can volunteer with an accompanying parent/guardian who is at least 21 years old.
  • VOLUNTEERS AT OUR ELLIS COUNTY ANIMAL CARE CENTER age 18+ can volunteer to help the animals at that location.

Example volunteer activities for kids, teens and families include:

  • Prepping activities for pet enrichment
  • Washing animal bedding
  • Working in our dietary area
  • Cat TLC
  • Dog walking

Apply to Volunteer Below

If your child is between 10 and 14 years old, please submit an application for yourself and then please fill out this form for your child or children (one per child between 10 and 14).

Once your application is submitted, someone from the SPCA of Texas volunteer team will contact you to get you started!

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at or call 214-490-6360