Austin Animal Center is the largest municipal shelter in Central Texas, providing services to around 23,000 animals annually. Last year alone our volunteers donated almost 49,000 hours to help meet the needs of those animals. Our volunteers are an integral part of providing core services to our shelter pets, assistance to the customers that visit us and engaging & educating the community through outreach efforts. Volunteers add that special human connection to the everyday lives of our animals through walking & exercising dogs, socializing cats, assisting the Veterinary Services team and much more. AAC volunteers receive animal behavior training specially designed for the shelter environment, and have the opportunity to apply their own individual skills and experience toward mentoring and leadership roles as well. Depending on your interest, skill set, availability and reason for wanting to help, there is a place for you – whether at AAC, at home, or in the community.
3)Think you might struggle to find the time to visit the shelter and volunteer? Worried about being able to meet the six hour per month volunteer requirement? We may have the perfect solution for you. Become a foster care provider! When you opt to foster an animal, you can accrue impact hours in the Volunteer Program from the comfort of your own home!
We are currently seeking volunteers to foster our longer stay dogs. Opening your home to one of these dogs will not only give them a break from the shelter, it will allow YOU to be their number one advocate! You won’t just be a foster care provider, you will be a photographer, videographer, biographer, a marketing specialist, and an adoption counselor, all while earning impact hours at a rate of two hours for each day that you foster. To get started fostering, please click here to complete the foster application online.
More information is on our website at austinanimalcenter.org, click on the volunteer and foster tabs!
We look forward to you joining our team!!
390 Positions Filled | 418 Impacts | 1,610 Hours