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All volunteers must be at least 14 years of age and be able to make a 3 month commitment. 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.

P.A.C.K. Mentality

Personalized assistance, coaching and kindness, that’s what we’re aiming for!

Sweeten the Kitty

We charge a one-time non-refundable administrative fee for orientation. This fee helps us to fund the volunteer program 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 (with ID): $20
  • Seniors (60+): $20
  • All others: $35
  • Foster Care Volunteers – Waived Fee

Upcoming Volunteer Orientations**

Fill out a Volunteer Application and sign up for an orientation by clicking on your desired date below. All AHS volunteer orientations are ASL interpreted thanks to our partners at Austin Community College.

Tue 27

Volunteer Orientation

August 27 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Sep 14

Volunteer Orientation

September 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sep 24

Volunteer Orientation

September 24 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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.


For questions, contact:

Volunteer Coordinator, at