Our organization could not exist without volunteers. As a private, nonprofit organization, we rely on the assistance of caring and hard-working volunteers in all of our programs. Volunteers who work directly with the animals can increase an animal’s chances of adoption by providing additional human contact. Volunteers also help us inform the community of the aims and objectives of SAPA! and promote responsible pet ownership.
The future of SAPA! lies largely with its volunteers. We are all working for the animals.
Volunteers are required to:
- submit an online application
- attend an orientation session
- sign a Release and Waiver of Liability form
- be supervised at all times by a parent or guardian if under the age of 16
- attend additional training sessions as required by SAPA!
- possess a valid Texas driver’s license, if driving an SAPA! vehicle or personal vehicle for SAPA! animal transport
- treat animals in our care with kindness and concern for their welfare
- represent themselves and SAPA! in a professional manner and treat clients with respect
Please Complete our online Volunteer Application prior to attending orientation. After completing the application you will receive an email with more information and an invitation to sign up for an orientation. Thank you again for your interest!
If you have any questions about volunteering please feel free to email us at email@example.com anytime!
Check out the current volunteer team descriptions below and find the right spot for you! More volunteer opportunities coming soon as we increase our capacity.
Assist adoption staff by answering questions from the public and facilitating introductions between potential adopters and our animals. Follow up with clients after adoption to check in and answer any questions or concerns.
Enter data to keep our processes running smoothly.
Post adoption event dates/times, coordinate, foster parent/adoption event sign-ups online, ensure proper materials and supplies are at adoption events. Qualifications: Computer skills/internet access. Time commitment: 1-3 hours week.
Provide temporary care for cats or dogs in your home until they can be adopted. You must be the owner/renter of home and fill out a Foster Care Volunteer Application. See our Foster page for more information.
Our organization is completely dependent on donations. This committee assists in finding individual and business sponsors; researching and writing grants; overseeing donor recognition; develop and assist with fundraising events.
Work with Animal Care Services to determine which animals to bring into program based upon available space, coordinate incoming animals with Foster Coordinator, input new animal info into database, arrange/provide for transport to foster home. Qualifications: Computer skills/internet access, highly organized, ability to remain level headed when faced with emotional decisions.
Lost and Found
Love-on-a-Leash Team (dog walking and dog needs)
Come help the LOL team walk dogs and ensure they get the exercise and TLC they need every day. Shifts are 2 hour increments during Animal Care Services’ operating hours. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up now.
Ensure pets are up to date on all medical requirements prior to attending adoption events, ensure medical information is in database, help fosters with medical questions, and coordinate medical needs with veterinarians. Qualifications: Must have cell or home phone with lots of minutes! Computer skills/internet access, good customer service, problem solving abilities, ability to handle stress. Veterinarian or medical background. Time commitment: 4 hours week on-call.
Answer emails from the public one day a week to help them rehome their pet instead of taking it to Animal Care Services.
Take and post digital photos of shelter and foster animals for marketing materials. Experience and DSLR camera strongly preferred.
Help educate the public about SAPA! and our mission. Seek out public speaking opportunities; presentations at local fairs, farmers’ markets and other events; distribute PR materials at events and local businesses. Create a variety of promotional materials including brochures, ads, posters and flyers.
Transport dogs from Animal Care Services (ACS) and other locations to adoption sites and back via your own vehicle.
Assist in all aspects of recruiting, orienting, determining placement of, and coordinating volunteers for SAPA! departments.
Design or program our website.
Write a variety of different marketing materials.