Houston volunteer opportunities


What Is It?: Houston’s first and largest animal protection organization and shelter, offering a comprehensive array of animal adoption, shelter, rescue, rehabilitation, and other programs.


Help Needed: Volunteers may work directly with animals or in other areas; they must commit to serve for 8 hours a month for 6 months.  The shelter also has a wish list of needed items.


Minimum Age to Volunteer: 16

Help Needed

HSPCA walk your pet month square



All new volunteers are considered trainees and complete their first 20 hours in one of the four direct animal care areas: large dogs, small dogs, cattery, or small mammals. After serving for 20 hours, volunteers are eligible to apply for additional volunteer opportunities.  Further details outlining these opportunities are provided at orientation.


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The Houston SPCA welcomes donations of supplies, including cat litter (non-clumping), dog and cat toys, can openers, Yesterday’s News rabbit litter, newspapers, towels and blankets, paper towels, bleach, and copy paper.  A current list of needed items is here.





Time Commitment:
Suitable for Groups of Volunteers?
Training Needed:

Houston SPCA Video (2 minutes 20 seconds) (2013)

Available For Scout Eagle or Gold Award Project?
Examples of past Scout projects

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