Volunteer Opportunities

Individual Volunteer Opportunities

The opportunities are endless for a Volunteer at the Houston Humane Society. Make a difference in their little furry lives!  
Match Maker
Help your favorite animal find a loving home by facilitating meet and greets in our Adoption Center!  
Dog Walker
Walk the dogs on scenic trails and take dogs to designated off-leash areas to make sure dogs are properly socialized and exercised.
Wildlife Volunteer
If you have an appreciation for wild animals, our Wildlife Department is the one for you! Help to rehabilitate injured and orphaned wildlife for release, or care for our education animals. For more information please visit: https://www.twrcwildlifecenter.org/volunteer/become-volunteer/
Dog Condos Assistant
Monitors potential adopters while they are looking to adopt our small dogs or puppies, ensuring our clients and animals are safe!
Cat Cuddler Attendant
Watch how the kittens make biscuits, purr, and explore! Socialize cats and assist potential adopters with any questions they may have about adopting.
Mini Mammal Buddies
Rabbits, Guinea pigs and ferrets oh my!  Pet and cuddle our mini mammals while they await new homes.
Pets for Life
PFL staff and volunteers will walk through the community conducting door-to-door outreach. Through this initiative, PFL offers pet owner support services, including veterinary care, supplies, and information, all at no cost. This assistance is targeted to a designated area within the community.
Pet Pantry
Give back to the community and pets in need by distributing pet food at a Pet Pantry. Pet Pantries is a drive through style pet food distribution event.
Humane Education and Community Outreach
Help educate the youth on animal welfare. Shape little minds for the better and help create a more humane Houston starting with our youth!
This opportunity allows you to speak to children at schools about pet care and preventing pet abuse. Attend festivals, fundraisers, and other events to discuss animal welfare issues.
Mobile Adoptions
Join us as we bring our animals in need of a loving home to events, pet stores and festivals throughout the community.
Clinic Assistant
Assist our Veterinary team as we tend to patients from our shelter and the community. Must be 18+ for this opportunity. Our clinic is open 7 days a week!
Content Creator
Help capture our pet’s beauty! It takes a team to get that perfect shot and we're so thankful to our volunteers, both behind the camera and in front, that help our pets personality shine through with a great photo/video!  
Adoptions Greeter
Greet potential adopters and explain the adoption process to clients.
Doody Patrol
Patrol our dog walking trails and playpens for any left behind droppings. Also help keep the toys clean and safe for the animals
Animal Activity
Spend quality time with our pets and provide them with opportunities to explore/engage with new items and experiences. 
Special Events
Assist with fundraising events, such as the K9 Fun Run, Par “Fore” Pets Golf Tournament, Festivals and more. We always need an extra set of hands to make these events a success!
Administrative Assistance
Assist shelter and administrative staff with mail outs, phone calls, making adoption bags, data entry, and more. 
Dog Bathers/Groomers
Help our adoptable pets look their best by bathing and brushing them.
Brand Ambassador
Spread the word! Help us solicit donations and sponsorships from the business community. Distribute HHS literature and event flyers to businesses in your community.

Group Volunteer Projects

Thanks for your interest in volunteering with the animals at the Houston Humane Society. 
We welcome companies, schools, and groups to volunteer with our animals.  Large groups can assist with our shelter needs of the day.
These tasks may include bagging pet food, assembling adoption goody bags, organizing supplies, making toys, folding towels/blankets, and bathing dogs.
Pet playtime will be included at the end of the volunteer shift.  To schedule a group volunteer day, please complete the Volunteer Form.
  • Host a fundraiser have a bake sale or car wash and give proceeds to the Houston Humane Society
  • Organize a supply drive help collect items from our wish list, including items from your home that can be reused to help animals in our shelters
  • A group craft-making project become inspired and make toys for our animals
  • Schedule a Group tour want to see what HHS is all about? Come tour our lovely facility and meet our animals! Tours last approximately 1hr and must be scheduled in advance
If you have any questions, please email our Volunteer Manager at volunteer@houstonhumane.org. Can’t wait to see you!