How Can I Volunteer?

There are lots of ways to volunteer your time to help homeless dogs and cats in your community find a loving home.  Whether you can volunteer every week, every month, or every once in a while, we have a variety of roles where you can fit in. Say you’ll volunteer to help the dogs and cats and we’ll get you started right now!


Texas Humane Heroes is a private, non-profit organization that truly benefits from the involvement of our volunteers. Your valuable time and energy is greatly appreciated.

We depend on the passion, hard work, and dedication of volunteers. Meet new people, play with animals, learn new skills, and feel great about your volunteerism!

We have a wide variety of volunteer roles for you to choose from.*


Care for pets in your home. Foster volunteers provide varying levels of care for homeless dogs or cats, ranging from a warm quiet place to promote weight gain, to socializing with humans, noises and new surroundings.

Fosters volunteers may apply via a foster application. Once trained, the Foster volunteer’s name is put on a list to be called to care for kittens or puppies 2-8 weeks of age, as the need arises. Foster animals are brought back to the Texas Humane Heroes after the foster goals are met for those animals.

Youth Volunteers

With the permission and consent of a parent/legal guardian, teens 14-17 years of age can register as a volunteer.

For children 13 and under: There are many children in this age group who would love to work with the animals; unfortunately, we do not have the supervision to offer this as independent volunteer program. However, an adult (over the age of 18), may work as the primary volunteer and the child may accompany the adult during their volunteer time. Please refer to our adult volunteer section for more information or contact

*NOTE: Court Mandated Community Service Program is a separate program. If you need community service hours as mandated by the court or a school probationary program due to a violation, please email regarding your community service restitution needs.

When you complete registration, you will be taken to our volunteer scheduling system at VolunteerMark, from there you will be able to sign up for our required classes (volunteer orientation and dog handling) before interacting with our animals and enriching their lives.

Volunteer Registration

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