Volunteer Program

Thank you for your interest in the SPCA of Texas Volunteer Program!  SPCA of Texas volunteers give their hearts, 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.   A 4 hour commitment per month is required to remain an active volunteer.

Step One

Create a Volunteer Hub Account to start the process of volunteering at the SPCA of Texas.

Once you've created an account, you will be able to fill out the Volunteer Application. After the application is completed, please visit our payment form to submit your non-refundable volunteer fee of $35. 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. You can find the payment form at: https://spca.org/volunteerfee.

Step Two

After your payment is verified, you will be able to sign up for orientation through VolunteerHub.

Step Three

Attend the new volunteer orientation.

Step Four

Interview for a specific volunteer position you would like to fill.

Step Five

You will be placed in a training program for your specific role. Thank you for volunteering!

Volunteer Positions

Shelter Opportunities Out of Shelter Opportunities

Shelter Operations Assistant
Animal Handling (Dogs or Cats)
PetSmart Specialist
Clinic Patient Services
Adoption Counselor
Pet Enrichment Trainer
Play Group Volunteer
Admitting Tech Assistant
Communications Volunteer
Livestock Assistant
Surgery Tech Assistant

iFoster Parent
Pet Grief Support
Compassion Connection
Customer Care Center Volunteer
Education Volunteer
Computer Entry Volunteer
Special Events Volunteer


The decision to volunteer should be made with the understanding of the commitment and requirements it demands.  All volunteers must be 16 year of age or older.  If you are between 12-15 years of age, you may volunteer with a parent or legal guardian who is also a volunteer.  If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please complete an application and you will be contacted with more information.

*Please note that the SPCA of Texas does not offer a court appointed community service program.

Volunteer Information


Volunteer Application

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