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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


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


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).


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