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WAYS TO VOLUNTEER

Be part of changing animals’ lives.

Volunteers at the SPCA of Texas give their hearts and time to make every day special for pets and the people who love them. We depend on hundreds of volunteers every year to help in our shelters, our clinic, and the community.

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HOW TO BECOME A VOLUNTEER

SELECT YOUR LOCATION TO GET STARTED

SUBMIT AN APPLICATION FOR DALLAS

For Adults (18+) and kiddos ages 10-14, please fill out this form.

For youth ages 15-17, please fill out this form.

*There is a $15 volunteer fee per person.

SUBMIT AN APPLICATION FOR ELLIS

For Adults (18+), please fill out this form.

*There is a $15 volunteer fee per person.

SUBMIT AN APPLICATION FOR COURT-ORDERED SERVICE

For Adults (18+), please click here.

*There is a $35 volunteer fee per person.

*Available at our Dallas locations.

VOLUNTEER TO HELP ANIMALS

Sign up for training opportunities and get started volunteering for the animals!

SPECIAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Special experiences for you, your family or your organization.

ANIMAL FOCUSED

Animal focused volunteer activities include walking and playing with animals, assisting with dog playgroups, reading to animals, photo/video of animals, bathing and grooming, fostering, Borrow A Buddy and more. We have so many great options to help shelter animals grow, learn and have fun while they await their new home.

volunteers with dog

COMMUNITY FOCUSED

The SPCA of Texas is here for pets and their people, and we have lots of volunteer roles that interact with the animal-loving public. Community focused volunteer opportunities include adoption counseling, mobile adoptions, pet pantries, vaccination events, job/volunteer fairs, client follow up and group experience support.

OPERATIONS FOCUSED

Volunteers truly provide behind-the-scenes power for the entire SPCA of Texas. Volunteer opportunities include laundry, cleaning, enrichment building, inventory management, sewing, data entry and deliveries/drop offs. Roles can be one-time or an ongoing volunteer leadership opportunity.

FOSTER HEROES

Volunteers in our Foster program provide animals with a comfortable, loving home while they await adoption, recover from medical procedures, grow from an infant to an adoptable age, or live their remaining days knowing love and support.

GROUP EXPERIENCES

Our Group Experience Program is thoughtfully tailored to provide an enriching experience for your group members. You will have the opportunity to give back to the community while learning about the lifesaving work done at SPCA of Texas.

KIDS & FAMILIES

The SPCA of Texas offers age-appropriate volunteer opportunities for youth ages of 10 through 17, and families are welcome to volunteer their time together. We request that volunteers under the age of 15 bring a parent or guardian who is at least 21 years old to all volunteer shifts.

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

This group of emerging young leaders supports our mission through fundraising, volunteer and social opportunities. Enjoy exclusive volunteer opportunities, networking and special events.

COURT-ORDERED SERVICE

Individuals age 10+ can fulfill their Court-Appointed Community Service (CCS) hours related to non-violent crimes such as basic traffic tickets and some minor alcohol and drug-related charges. Then we hope you’ll stay as a volunteer!

Meet Our Volunteers

Meet some of our super volunteers and learn how they got involved with the organization, why they volunteer, and more!