What Is It?
A non-profit, no-kill, volunteer-run animal welfare organization in Kingwood that rescues and places abandoned, abused, and neglected cats and dogs into permanent loving homes.
Help care for animals (socialize them, clean living spaces), assist with adoption events, collect needed items, do chores around shelter, including outdoor work.
Minimum Age to Volunteer
Must be at least 17 to care for/walk/socialize animals. Younger volunteers may collect supplies, help with fundraisers, and help in other ways.
Varies; contact VAP to discuss.
Potential volunteers must have a drivers license (to help show they have reliable transportation to and from the shelter) and must fill out an application, which is on the volunteer page of the website.
CARE FOR ANIMALS
Work with dogs (cleaning kennels, walking dogs, socializing dogs) or cats (cleaning cattery, socializing cats). Volunteers must be age 17 or older.
HELP AT ADOPTION EVENTS
Help transport animals to and from adoption events, and/or care for them at the events (give them water, and walk dogs). Adoption events take place on weekends at the Humble Petco and other locations.
COLLECT NEEDED ITEMS
For dogs: Pedigree canned & dry food, Maker’s Mark (Sam’s Club) grain-free dry food, crate pads, puppy pads, treats, nylabone chews, kong toys.
For cats: Cat food (canned & dry), plastic spoons & forks, cat scratchers/toys/treats, surgical gloves (size M).
For both: paper towels, bleach, laundry detergent, dryer sheets, blankets, towels, sheets, bathmats, washcloths, garbage bags (kitchen size & large trash), Odobann, Lysol, Lysol wipes, gift cards (pet stores, Target, Walmart).
HELP AROUND THE SHELTER
Volunteers are needed to do various chores around the shelter, including organizing, lawn mowing, tidying the outdoor areas, and general maintenance.
VOLUNTEERS FOR ANIMAL PROTECTION, INC.
Humble, Texas 77338
Humble, Texas 77338
The shelter is in Kingwood. It is not open to the public, so VAP doesn’t post its address, but you will receive that information when you become a volunteer. Adoption events are held at stores such as the Humble Petco (shown on the map).
Examples of past Scout projects
Eagle: Ethan S. (Troop 727) rebuilt ten 10′ x 10′ dog kennels and donated supplies needed to care for VAP’s dogs. (2019)
Eagle: Constructed wooden fences to create pens in dog areas.