Youth Volunteering


The SPCA of Texas is happy to offer volunteering opportunities for youth between the ages of 10 and 18. 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 with them to all volunteer shifts.

Volunteers under 12 years will not be able to participate in animal handling opportunities but will be able to assist with shelter support activities such as, prepping activities for pet enrichment, washing animal bedding, and working in our dietary area. If you are volunteering for a position at PetSmart you must be 18 years or older.


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To start volunteering, Click the Button Below! 

Upon receipt of your $50 fee, we will send you a link to our online application.


To sign-up for our volunteer opportunities you must pay the $50 Parent/Child team volunteer fee. This fee helps cover the initial costs associated with getting  a new volunteer started. After your fee is submitted you will get an email with the link to the official volunteer application. Once your application is submitted someone from the volunteer team will contact you for your next step.


If you have any questions please feel free to email us at or call 214-742-7722

Please note: if you live in one of these zip codes, there will be no volunteer fee: 75116, 75134, 75203, 75207, 75208, 75210, 75211, 75212, 75215, 75216, 75217, 75223, 75224, 75226, 75227, 75228, 75232, 75233, 75236, 75237, 75241, 75249, 75253. Please email us at or call us at 214-742-7722 for the next step. Please note that this promotion is only available to volunteer applicants. If you are in need of court-appointed community service, please go to to pay the associated fee and we will email you the application. Thank you!


SPCA of Texas Voices

"I'm absolutely in LOVE with Kitty (formerly Kaleigh). I know her name isn't original at all but I just started calling her that until I could think of a name and it just stuck - it's so her! I've attached two photos - she's seriously the most beautiful kitty in the world! She loves to steal tennis balls and bones from her dog sister - she thinks she's a dog! She enjoys going for walks and car rides, snuggling with mom, bird watching, drinking from the sink, playing with her pipe cleaners and getting into mom's makeup in the mornings. I couldn't 'imagine life without her. She's the absolute best!"

Laureen Jankins

Pet Owner