Volunteers needed Monday through Saturday 8am - 6pm! 

Become a part of the HSCTX Family

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at HSCTX! Whether you want to walk dogs, answer phones, greet customers, or help with off-site adoption events, we have a volunteer task for everyone! And the process is easy! Just follow these steps and you will be ready to volunteer. 


How to get started

Levels of Dog Walking


Green Level

After you've completed 2 hours of shadowing, you are considered a Green Level Volunteer and you can walk all of our entry-level dogs! 

Yellow Level

​After you walk 50 Green Level Dogs, you are eligible to become a Yellow Level Volunteer! Let staff know when are ready to move up to this level! In order to be approved at the Yellow Level, you must complete 4 modules of Fear Free Shelter online training to earn a certificate, and you will be given in-person hands-on training in how to walk the more energetic dogs that may be jumpy, mouthy, or strong pullers on the leash. 


Purple Level

​After you become comfortable at the Yellow Level, you can opt to train to become an expert Purple Level Volunteer. 

In order to be approved as a Purple Level Volunteer, you will attend weekly professional training sessions with a Purple Level Dog for 3-7 weeks (at no cost to you). During that time, you will work with our Canine Behavior and Enrichment Specialist at the shelter learning how to engage with our most challenging dogs. 

Our goal is for you to have a FUN and SAFE experience volunteering at HSCTX. We require that you wear an orange HSCTX Volunteer t-shirt whenever you are at the shelter or at on off-site event, or anywhere that you are representing HSCTX - We are proud to have you as part of our team and we want to show you off!!!


Contact us any time! 

ready to make a difference?