Volunteer

HPA Volunteer

Want to help save lives?

Join the Houston Pets Alive volunteer team!

Complete the volunteer application here!

Some of our volunteer opportunities include:

DOG CARE VOLUNTEER DUTIES
*Typical shifts: 7am-9am and 6pm-8pm daily*

  • Walk dogs and clean kennels
  • Feed dogs
  • Do laundry
  • Socialize (play!) with dogs

CAT CARE VOLUNTEER DUTIES
*Typical shifts: 9am-11am and 5pm-7pm daily*

  • Clean litter boxes
  • Feed cats
  • Socialize (play!) with cats
  • Process adoptions

PET STORE CAT CARE VOLUNTEER DUTIES

  • Maintain a clean kennel environment
  • Provide clean water, food, and litter for cats
  • Socialize (play!) with cats
  • Process adoption applications

MEDICAL VOLUNTEER DUTIES
*Typical shifts: 7am-12pm and 12pm-5pm Tuesday/Thursday*
*You will be able to watch surgical procedures, but are not expected or required to*

  • Help with recovering pets following surgeries
  • Clean surgical equipment
  • Clean cages
  • Check in and check out surgical appointments
  • Assist with foster appointments

THRIFT STORE VOLUNTEER DUTIES (2532 Nottingham Street)

  • Sort, tag, and merchandise donations
  • Engage customers
  • Cross promote HPA! and adoptions

BEHIND THE SCENES VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Coordinate transports for freedom rides
  • Coordinate neonatal (bottle baby) foster program 
  • Mentor new fosters
  • Assist with fundraising opportunities 
  • Data entry

OTHER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Transport pets for freedom rides 
  • Distribute flyers/materials 
  • Lead pet store adoption events
  • Lead marketing and development events
  • Organize and sort donations 

Have ideas not listed above? We’d love to hear from you! Email Volunteer@HoustonPetsAlive.org for other volunteer opportunities.

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