Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the Humane Society of Dallas County!
Please be very thoughtful about the areas in which you are interested because we focus orientation training on areas of interest. Once we have received your application, you will be invited to an upcoming orientation.
You must commit to at least 6 months of service, and at least 4 hours per month (or you may become a short term volunteer and participate only in special events).
You must attend an orientation which lasts approximately 30 minutes.
You must meet minimum age requirements for specific job descriptions.
You must make a $20 donation for Dog & Kitty City to defray costs of volunteer materials, meetings and socials.
You must be punctual and conscientious in the fulfillment of your duties and make every effort to fulfill your commitment.
You must abide by the guidelines and instructions given to you because these are for your and the animals' safety.
You must treat all animals, staff, other volunteers and the public with respect.
You must abide by all shelter policies and regulations regarding adoption procedures. Volunteers do not get preferential treatment nor are any policies waived on their behalf.
You must report any injury while working at the shelter or in conjunction with shelter activities.
You must complete the volunteer application.
If you are looking to do court-appointed community service no application is needed, just come at 9 AM ready to work!
New volunteer orientations are held the first Sunday of every month at 1 PM at the shelter. It is important that once we contact you, you RSVP to reserve your slot. In order to have productive orientations, we limit the orientation group size, but will make every effort to accommodate all applicants.
Please note: Cutoff date for orientation is the Thursday before. If you submit your application on or after that date, you will be slotted in the following month's orientation.
Please address your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.