Become a Volunteer
We have three levels of volunteers.
Level I - Entry Level: does janitorial work, kennel helper (cleaning under Kennel Tech's supervision) and general maintenance.
Level II - Skilled Volunteer: Kennel assistance workers, grooming, inoculation clinic, fostering, adopt-a-pet, administrative support, and publicity.
Level III - Senior Level: Adoptions, Intake, Vaccinations & Microchips, checkout keys & traps.
Volunteer Coordinator Melissa Budd-Scheuttig
or ACO Kay Fisk
7049 Baker Blvd.
Richland Hills, Texas
Click here to download the Volunteer Application. Fill out, print and turn in to the Richland Hills Animal Shelter
Duties and Opportunities:
Exercise Animals: Walk animals, supervise animal outdoor time, etc.
Clean: Clean kennels and other light cleaning in public areas of the shelter
Administrative: Answer phones, greet patrons, and other similar tasks
Assist with “Get Acquainted” process for potential adoptions
Assist at events, including Vaccination/Shot events and Adoption
Must be 16 years of age or older
Time commitment and shifts vary. We require a commitment of at least 10 hours.
Training will be provided as needed, however, volunteer should be comfortable interacting with both people and animals
Inside and outside opportunities available.
Position works in an environment that is often noisy and where allergens are present.
Strong odors are expected and volunteers should expect to get dirty. No open-toed shoes or flip-flops are allowed (city liability issues).