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
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.
Signing up is easy
It's easy to become an SPCA of Texas volunteer! And there are so many ways to volunteer to help the SPCA of Texas fulfill our mission to provide all animals exceptional care and a loving home.
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.
The animals are waiting for your love!
How to become an SPCA of Texas Volunteer
Create a Volunteer Hub account and fill out the Volunteer Application. After the application is completed for each volunteer individually, please visit our payment form to submit your non-refundable volunteer fee of $35 for each volunteer.
For example, if you are a parent signing up you and your child, please complete the volunteer application for yourself and your child and then complete the payment process for both yourself and your child.
This fee is used to offset the cost of aprons, badges, along with covering basic administrative costs and the background check, which is run after orientation.
Register for orientation
After your payment is verified, you will be able to sign up for orientation through VolunteerHub.
Attend New Volunteer Orientation
Volunteer orientations are held four to six times per month (orientations take place at both of our two shelters each month), are approximately two hours long, and serve to jump-start you on your path to becoming a volunteer through a presentation by our Volunteer team, interactions with the Volunteer team and other new volunteers, watching instructional videos and other fun and enlightening activities. After you complete the new volunteer orientation, your background check will be completed and you'll be ready to schedule a time to come in to talk with our team about how you'd like to help us!
Choose volunteer jobs you like
To do this, you'll Interview for a specific volunteer position or positions you would like to fill. This is as simple as chatting with our Volunteer team to determine which of the available volunteer jobs you'd like to spend your time doing. Our goal is to make the perfect match for you and the animals.
Train for your new volunteer job
You will be placed in a training program geared specifically for your chosen job(s) to provide you the best support as you help us provide the animals exceptional care and a loving home. By the end of this training, you'll be able to begin walking dogs, hanging out with cats and so much more!
Volunteer Position Examples
There are many ways volunteers can make an enormous difference in animal lives at the SPCA of Texas. Here is a list of a few examples of how you can help:
- Animal Handling (Dogs or Cats)
- Shelter Operations Assistant
- PetSmart Specialist
- Clinic Patient Services
- Adoption Counselor
- Animal Behavior Trainer
- Play Group
- Admitting Tech Assistant
- Livestock Assistant
- Surgery Tech Assistant
Out of Shelter Opportunities
- iFoster Parent
- Pet Grief Support
- Compassion Connection
- Customer Care Center
- Computer Entry
- Special Events