1 | Why Volunteers are Important

There is so much work that goes into keeping a shelter up and running. We rely heavily on volunteers to work alongside our staff every day to accomplish all that needs to be done. The more help we get from volunteers, the more we are able to save the lives of animals. Volunteers are essential to providing animals the best life possible while they are with us.

2 | Different Ways to Volunteer

There are many ways to volunteer your time to help homeless dogs and cats find loving homes. Whether you can volunteer every week, every month, or just once in a while, we have a variety of roles where you can fit in. Let’s get you started today! Check out the volunteer options below.

3 | How to Register to Volunteer

To register as a volunteer, please click the link below. Volunteers 16+ must register AND submit the one-time $20 registration payment in order to become a volunteer with our organization. The one-time $20 registration fee covers the cost of your volunteer t-shirt along with your mandatory orientation class. This fee must be paid upon registering as a volunteer.

Individual Volunteers

As an individual volunteer, you’ll have the opportunity to help in many capacities. Once you have completed our Volunteer Orientation & Dog Handling Class, you’ll be able to begin signing up for various volunteer shifts. Volunteers must be 16 years of age. Volunteers 12-15 years old can come with a registered volunteer 21+. Unfortunately, we cannot allow volunteers younger than 12.

Volunteering is a great way to help socialize our adoptable animals, learn about animal wellness, and take a burden off our staff by assisting with day-to-day care. We could not do everything we do without our valued volunteers.

Please complete the Volunteer Registration and choose which date you can attend our Volunteer Orientation. At orientation, you will learn about the different opportunities as a volunteer and how to handle the animals safely and properly. Volunteers must be 16 years of age.

If you have any questions, please email: volunteer@texashumaneheroes.org.

Group Volunteers

We allow groups of up to 20 people at a time. These groups need to be scheduled at least 2 weeks in advance. All participants must be at least 16 years of age. Projects that involve landscaping, organizing, and maintenance are great examples of what group volunteers can accomplish.

For any groups under the age of 16, like Scout troops or elementary groups, they can serve us by doing group projects at home. These include making blankets and toys or hosting a donation drive and then scheduling a time to drop them off.

For Group Volunteer Inquiries, please email volunteer@texashumaneheroes.org.

Court Mandated Service

Our Court Mandated Community Service Program is completely separate from our regular volunteer program. Volunteers needing to complete this type of community service must be at least 18 years of age. To get registered to do your court-ordered community service here at Texas Humane Heroes, email msheehan@texashumaneheroes.org to get started.

Once the court-ordered community service hours are complete, you may follow the steps to become a volunteer through our regular volunteer program.