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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

Upcoming Volunteer Orientations**

Saturday 4/9 @ 1:00P
Tuesday 4/19 @ 4:00P
Saturday 5/7 @ 1:00P
Tuesday 5/24 @ 4:00P
Saturday 6/4 @ 1:00P
Tuesday 6/14 @ 4:00P

Orientation dates will be posted on a quarterly basis. Please continue to check back periodically if no sessions are open. Thank you for your interest in volunteering.

 ** Please note - our orientations generally fill up 3-4 weeks in advance. Registration is required and is on a first-come, first-served basis.

After attending orientation, you will train in a specific volunteer program focused on cats or dogs. 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

For questions, contact:
Volunteer Coordinator, at