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  Volunteering: A Pawsitive Experience for Everyone!
Whether you want to help better the lives of the homeless animals, or you want to prevent abuse by raising awareness of the tragedies that occur when people stop caring for animals, your efforts really make a difference!

Take a look at our opportunities below and see what your interests are. Whether you have an hour or two a week, want to spend several days helping out, or have a service project to complete, we have something for you!
Contact us for a volunteer application or click on the appropriate link below to download from our website!

Volunteer Application

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Please fill out this application and either email, mail, or fax the application to the volunteer coordinator at least 7 days before the new volunteer orientation date you wish to attend. The volunteer coordinator will contact you to arrange a brief interview (in person or by phone) prior to attending the volunteer orientation. Please note on the application which orientation date you wish to attend.
Please send this application to:
Mail: Houston Humane Society     Attn: Jennifer Williams       P.O. Box 450528       Houston, TX 77245
Fax: 713-433-4325

2006 Upcoming Volunteer Orientations

·         September 2
·         October 7
·        November 4

    All orientations are from 11:00am until 1:00pm. 
          Please arrive no later than 10:45am.

 Volunteer Newsletter:

A volunteer newsletter is sent out via email through the HHS Volunteer Yahoo Group. If you have not already joined this group, please notify Jennifer Williams to add your email address to the list. The newsletter will have upcoming events, programs and news.

Volunteer Opportunities

Doggie Kennel/ Kitty Condo Attendant:
Walk and play with the dogs – they rely on volunteers for needed exercise and human contact. Play with and brush the cats making sure they don’t forget what it’s like to be held.
Photo Team Member:
Have a digital camera? Help us help put our animals on the web. Take pictures of adoptable animals to be posted on Petfinder, Pets911, and other websites.

Match Maker:
Help assist the public in completing adoption applications and provide support to adoption counselors. Show potential adopters to the kennels/condos to help them find their purrrfect match. Make follow up phone calls to new HHS alumni households. 

Dog Bather:
When you look pretty, you act pretty. That goes for our furry friends too. Clean dogs are more attractive to prospective owners and the attention they get from their groomers is much needed.

Mobile Adoption Match Maker:
Go out in to the community to showcase our adoptable animals from the HHS at mobile adoption sites.

Shelter Office:
Assist with mailings, answer phone, data entry, and retrieve messages for the lost and found book.

Volunteer Opportunities – Projects

Community Outreach
Man outreach information booths at local events, answer questions and hand out Houston Humane Society literature.

Special Events
Volunteer for our special events such as the K-9 Fun Run, Par ‘FORE’ Pets Golf Tournament, and Party for the Animals Gala. All proceeds benefit the homeless animals at the shelter.


Selling Mascot Cards (Christmas and Everyday)
In honor of the hard work put forth by the HHS mascots, Houston Humane Society sells Mascot cards that display their individual stories and photos. These water-paint illustrations offer a comforting, sincere and uplifting feeling and helps save animal lives simultaneously. You can help spread this wonderful feeling by helping us sell our Mascot cards to your friends, family and co-workers. (see Mascot Cards)

Open to all ages and can be counted as a Community Service Project for schools, churches, synagogues, etc.

Service Projects
Do you belong to a group or organization (school, scout troop, church, synagogue, etc.) that needs/wants to complete a service project? HHS is here to help! Collect much needed items from our wish list to help us help the homeless and abused animals of HHS! For additional information, contact us!



For more information about volunteering at one of these events, please contact Jennifer Williams at 713-341-3309.
Thank you for your interest in the Houston Humane Society. Volunteer orientations are held varying Saturdays of the month at our shelter on Almeda road at 11:00 am, please call for exact dates and to RSVP. Special orientation dates and times can be made for large groups, and Family Teams.