A Message from the Volunteer Coordinator
Thank you for your interest in the San Antonio Humane Society (SAHS) Volunteer Program. We understand your time is valuable and we appreciate that you’re thinking about spending some of it with us! Volunteers are vital in helping us continue our mission to improve the lives of dogs and cats in our community.
Please review our programs below. New volunteer applications are accepted until the 10th of each month. Applicants will have until the end of that month to complete the application process, pay their fees, and attend a new volunteer tour.
Individuals interested in the Court Mandated Community Service Program or the Volunteer for a Day Program should email volunteer@SAhumane.org directly for more information.
General Volunteer Program
The SAHS General Volunteer Program offers individuals a variety of volunteer opportunities ranging from playing with puppies and kittens to helping our staff with clerical duties and everything in between. The SAHS can accept volunteers as young as 12 as long as they are accompanied by an adult volunteer. We require our volunteers to commit to volunteering a minimum six hours per quarter to remain active. The fee for the General Volunteer Program is $30 per person. As long as you maintain your active volunteer status, this is a one-time fee. This fee goes to cover the cost of your volunteer insurance, shirt, badge, and any other necessary supplies. If a volunteer becomes inactive, they will be required to pay the fee again to become active. Please see below for more information.
*The SAHS supports and thanks our military men and women. Active duty military are not required to complete a background check. *
Palo Alto Veterinary Technology Program
The SAHS offers students wishing to enroll in the Palo Alto Veterinary Technology program a chance to earn clinical experience hours through our volunteer program. Students will have a chance to earn hours working onsite in the SAHS clinic and surgery suite and offsite at the Brooks Spay/Neuter Clinic. You must become a SAHS volunteer to participate in this program.
Court Ordered Community Service
Court Mandated Community Service hours are available at the SAHS. They are approved on a case by case basis by the Volunteer Coordinator. The fee for this program is $30 per person. You must meet the following guidelines to be considered for the program:
The SAHS will not accept those convicted of the following:
Court Ordered Volunteer jobs revolve around cleaning and consist of little to no animal interaction. Please email Volunteer@SAhumane.org to verify eligibility and apply.
Volunteer for a Day - Adults
One-time volunteer opportunities are a great way to expose your group to the shelter and the volunteer program. The SAHS can provide tailored volunteer experiences which best match the group and current need at the SAHS. Groups must consist of a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 25 participants. Participants must be at least 18 years of age to participate. Volunteer for a Day programs run an average of two to four hours. The fee for this program is as follows:
To aid the SAHS in their mission to improve the lives of dogs and cats by donating time and talents to care for the pets, support staff in their daily activities, and assist in Connecting Friends for Life.