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Upcoming Orientations**

Tuesday November 17th at 4 pm
Saturday December 5th at 9 am
Tuesday December 15th at 4 pm 

2016 orientation dates will be posted soon. Please continue to check back periodically. Thank you for your interest in volunteering.

 ** Please note- our orientations generally fill up 3-4 weeks in advance. Registration is required.

After attending orientation, you will train in a specific volunteer program—CAT, BRATT, Feral Cat Trapping, or Foster Care. All orientations take place at the Austin Humane Society.


We charge a one-time administrative fee for orientation. We have a large volunteer program that requires resources to run!  Charging for orientation helps cover this cost and enables us to spend more of our resources directly on the animals. As long as you remain an active volunteer, one fee will cover everything! Fees are as follows:

  • Students $20.00
  • Adults $35.00
  • Seniors 60 and over $20.00
  • Foster Care Volunteers - waived fee

All volunteers must be at least 14 years of age and be able to make a 3 month committment. Any volunteers younger than 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times while volunteering. We cannot make exceptions to this policy.

Please note: The Austin Humane Society has a separate program for those needing court-ordered community service hours

For more questions, contact:
Volunteer Coordinator, at