Volunteer Program

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 by providing shelter, care, adoption, rescue, spay/neuter programs, and community education.

Due to the high number of applications received it may take up to a week to receive a response from the Volunteer Coordinator. If you do not hear from someone within 10 days of submitting your application please email volunteer@SAhumane.org.

Volunteer Opportunities

The SAHS offers both long and short term opportunities for individual and groups.

General Volunteer Program
The SAHS asks that general volunteers be able to commit to at least one volunteer shift per month for a minimum of six months. Our general volunteer program is open to individuals as young as 12 years of age however, anyone between the ages of 12 and 15 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian volunteer at all times. General volunteers can participate in one or more of the following teams:


The fee for the General Volunteer Program is $30 - $45.50 per person.
• $10 processing fee - The SAHS charges a non-refundable $10 processing fee for all volunteer applications. We process thousands of applications a year, and this fee is needed to help cover the costs associated with processing each applicant.
• $15.50 background check fee - All applicants 18 or older must agree to and pass a background check. The fee for the background check is $15.50 paid directly to the background check company, Verified Volunteers.
• $20 volunteer fee – Once approved, volunteers will be asked to pay a $20 volunteer fee. This fee goes to cover the cost of your volunteer insurance, shirt, badge and any other necessary supplies.

How to apply:
Please click here to apply for the General Volunteer Program:

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