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.

Everyone interested in volunteering at the SAHS must attend an informational session. There you will learn all about the SAHS, our mission, our challenges, our various volunteer programs and opportunities and the many ways you can help us achieve our vision of ending pet over-population and to creating a community where every dog and cat is treated with respect and compassion, and has a permanent and loving home. Because space is limited, a nonrefundable $10 fee is required to confirm and reserve your seat.

PLEASE NOTE: 12 is the minimum age for volunteers. Please do not bring younger children. 12-15 year olds MUST be accompanied by the parent/guardian who will accompany and supervise them while volunteering. 16 and 17 year olds may attend alone.

Please click here to sign up for a class: https://timecounts.org/sahumanevolunteer/opportunities


Group Volunteering

We love having volunteer groups visit us!

We are able to accommodate groups of at least five (5) but no more than 25 volunteers, all of whom must be at least 18 years old. We call this our Volunteer for a Day program. Opportunities are available most Mondays-Saturdays, and must be scheduled at least one (1) month in advance. Scheduling is made on a first come, first-served basis.

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer visiting volunteer group opportunities that involve direct animal handling due to the extensive training required to handle animals. However, all visiting volunteer group opportunities allow for a behind-the-scenes tour of our campus and at least 30 minutes of animal interaction at the end of the shift!

The fee for this program is as follows:

· $100 for up to 10 people
· $150 for up to 15 people
· $200 for up to 20 people
· $250 for up to 25 people

Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator by e-mail at volunteer@SAhumane.org for more information and/or to schedule your visit.


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.

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.


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