PUBLIC *Dripping Springs - New Volunteer Orientation

Next date is Saturday, May 4th, 2024 from 11:00am to 12:00pm (CT)


New Volunteer Orientation - DRIPPING SPRINGS location only. 2965 FM 165  Dripping Springs, TX 78620

When registering for this orientation, you will be prompted to watch a volunteer training video and answer questions. This step is MANDATORY before you can complete registration and attend the orientation. In the video, you’ll learn about PAWS, our policies, routines, and volunteer opportunities. 

During orientation, you’ll receive a tour of the shelter and learn how to care for the animals. Make sure to also read the entire Volunteer Handbook before attending orientation - handbook is linked in the "Documents" tab of this event page. After orientation, you'll be able to sign up for events and begin volunteering! 😁

Reminders for Family Volunteering:

    • We are not able to accept volunteers under the age of 12.

    • Youth ages 12 - 15 must have a parent or legal guardian (age 18+) with them at all times while volunteering. Only the parent/guardian may enter dog kennels, hold leashes, and handle dogs. The parent/guardian must attend volunteer orientation and sign a waiver.

    • Youth ages 16 - 18 can volunteer without parental supervision. However a parent/guardian must attend volunteer orientation and sign a waiver.

  • Youth ages 12-18 must also fill out the volunteer application and register for orientation with their own GivePulse account (with parent assistance if needed).

 If you are waitlisted you will be notified if space becomes available! If you are coming as a family or pair and there is not enough room for everyone, please sign up for an orientation that is not full, so we are able to accommodate everyone comfortably. 

16 Remaining
Registration Opened
Registration Closes
24 hours before each start date or when space runs out.
Requirement Details
Wondering if you should register to volunteer? Based on the CDC guidelines, we are asking you the following questions:
  1. Have you been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19? See the CDC’s risk assessment guidance.

  2. Do you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19? Symptoms can include a cough or shortness of breath or at least two of the following: Fever, Chills, Repeated shaking with chills, Muscle pain, Headache, Sore throat, New loss of taste or smell. See the CDC’s symptom information.

If you answered "yes" to any of those questions, we ask you not to register. We are doing all we can to align with best practices and keep our community healthy.
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Upcoming Dates


Debra Allison wrote on June 6th, 2023

Do you have the next DS orientation date following the Jun17th? I'm on the waiting list but may not be available that date anyway. thank you!

Camden Frost wrote on February 11th, 2023

I'm unavailable on 2/18, but still interested in the next session. Will be traveling outside of ATX off and on until March 10. Then, much more available. Thanks!

Ruth Straughn wrote on January 31st, 2023

When is the next orientation? Thank yoi

Stephenie Hatch wrote on January 19th, 2023

I would like to volunteer, but don't see any dates in 2023 posted

Lisa Duncan wrote on January 4th, 2023

I would like to volunteer, please tell me when the next orientation will be. Thank you.

donna ruder wrote on October 30th, 2022

i am interested in volunteering and would like to know when the next orientation will be. i have read the volunteer handbook
donna ruder

Holly Caldwell wrote on October 26th, 2022

Good day, my 17 year old and I are interested in volunteering, and signing up for an orientation. Please let me know when the next one is, and we’ll sign up!! Looking forward to it!

Ramona K Duff wrote on October 17th, 2022

Are there going to be any more volunteer orientation dates

Ramona K Duff wrote on October 13th, 2022

I need to sign up for the next upcoming orientation as I am unable to attend on the 15

GivePulse profile picture of Gina Perretta McKinney Gina Perretta McKinney  2 years ago
I just canceled if you want to grab my spot.

Nancy Lemon wrote on September 14th, 2022

If I attend the orientation in Dripping can I volunteer in Kyle?

GivePulse profile picture of PAWS Shelter Of Central Texas PAWS Shelter Of Central Texas  2 years ago
Yes, you just may need someone to show you around the shelter there, as the layouts are different. Orientations in Kyle should be starting in the next couple of weeks. Thanks!