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.

Contact:

 

Volunteer Coordinator Melissa Budd-Scheuttig

or ACO Kay Fisk

817-616-3769

Kay Fisk vfisk@richlandhills.com

 

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

 

Programs Requirements:

  • 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

 

Environmental Conditions:

  • 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).