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Upcoming Orientations**

Tuesday March 17th at 4:00pm

Saturday April 11th at 9:00am

Tuesday April 21st at 4:00pm

Saturday May 2nd at 9:00am

Tuesday May 19th at 4:00pm

Saturday June 6th at 9:00am

Tuesday June 16th at 4:00pm

Saturday July 4th at 9:00am

Tuesday July 21st at 4:00pm

Saturday August 1st at 9:00am

Tuesday August 18th at 4:00pm

 ** 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

Download "Volunteer Handbook" (PDF)