Making a difference one pet at a time
The problem of pet overpopulation belongs to the community as a whole, not just to the people paid to work at the animal shelter. Without volunteers, the quality of life of pets in the animal shelter would be much lower. Without volunteers, they would seldom be taken out for walks, bathed, or just socialized in general. While paid staff of the animal shelter meet the physical needs of the pets in the shelter, our volunteers provide all the extras that help the pets get adopted!
Volunteers spend many hours giving individual attention to the dogs and cats and doing adoption outreach. Outreach assignments include showcasing our pets at offsite adoption events around the town and county, participating in other shelter events, and serving as adoption guides at the shelter.
Ways to help
- Adoption guide
- Cat chores
- Cat Socialization
- Dog kennel chores
- Dog walking
- Grounds work
- Offsite adoption events
- Office help
In order to volunteer, you must be 16 or older and will need to attend a volunteer orientation session. This one-hour session will give you an overview of all the different volunteer opportunities.
- Print and fill out the application form: Animal Shelter Volunteer Application.
- Print and fill out the form giving permission for a background check (two pages) here.
- Turn in the forms at the animal shelter or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- After the background check results are returned, you will be contacted about upcoming volunteer orientation dates.
If you have questions, feel free to contact us at (512) 930-3592. April Haughey is the shelter manager, and Shawn Gunnin assists with volunteer coordination.