Volunteer and Community Service Opportunities

Information on Volunteering
Sign up to attend the next volunteer orientation! Orientation is held the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month. If you have any questions or concerns please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Sharon Fábrega, at 972.291.5335, or email us. We would love to see you there!
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Applications
  • To volunteer at the shelter, please complete this application, or pick 1 up at the shelter and bring it with you when you attend 1 of the monthly orientations
  • If you are interested in doing community service for school, please fill out this application, or pick it up at the shelter and bring it with you when you attend 1 of the monthly orientations.
  • For court community service or restitution, please see the section below.
Scheduling
Volunteer and Student Community Service hours are scheduled in 2 hour increments Monday - Friday, as early as 10 a.m. and as late as 6 p.m. Once a volunteer has worked 2 weekdays, he or she may schedule hours on Saturday or Sunday. We also have opportunities for volunteers at off-site events, such as Petsmart and other locations in the DFW area. 

Requirements
You must be at least 16 years old and have a parent/guardian's signature on the waiver.  Both volunteer and guardian must show Driver's License or State ID if volunteer is younger than 18, and the parent or guardian needs to also attend the orientation.

If you are at least 18 years old then you will need to sign the waiver along with bringing a copy of your Driver's License or State ID.

Welcome Young Volunteers!
We are now accepting volunteers as young as 10 years! If you are 10 to 15 years old, you must always have a guardian with you who is also a volunteer. We will need your volunteer application, as well as one from your guardian, and your guardian must bring their Driver's License or State ID.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Sharon Fábrega, at 972.291.5335, or email us.

Court Community Service & Restitution
If you are interested in volunteering with us in order to complete hours required for court, please fill out this application, or pick 1 up at the shelter and submit it to begin scheduling your volunteer hours.

Requirements
You must be at least 16 years old and have a parent / guardian's signature on the waiver, along with bringing a copy of both your and their Drivers License or State ID. Both volunteer and guardian must show Driver's License or State ID if volunteer is younger than 18, and the parent or guardian needs to be in attendance when volunteer submits their application and schedules their first shift, and orientation.

If you are at least 18 years old then you will need to sign the waiver along with bringing a copy of your Drivers License or State ID. If you have any questions or concerns please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Sharon Fábrega, at 972.291.5335 or, email us.

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities
The shelter is in need of newspapers used to line the cat and dog cages! If you have newspapers to donate, please drop them off at the shelter at 1150 East Pleasant Run Road in Cedar Hill! Please recycle flyers and circulars at home, as we are unable to use them in the cages!

Transporters Needed
Can you drive? Are you retired? Do you work from home? Do you have a little bit of spare time to help an animal in need? If any of these apply... We Need You! We need volunteers who are available to transport orphaned wildlife, injured birds, or dogs and cats to various wildlife centers, or rescue facilities around the metroplex. If you are interested, please call the shelter at 972.291.5335.

Monthly Volunteer Orientation
Sunday, February 2, 2014, 2 p.m., and Sunday, February 16, 2014, 2 p.m. Orientation takes place at the Tri-City Animal Shelter and Adoption Center, 1150 East Pleasant Run Road, Cedar Hill.

If you are interesting in becoming a volunteer for fun or school, please sign up to attend 1 of our monthly volunteer orientations, which are held the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month. You must be at least 16 years of age to volunteer. Please bring your ID and a completed volunteer or student application, which you can pick up at the shelter or print out online in the volunteer section. Hope to see you there!
Adoption Saturday at Petsmart
Saturday, February (date TBA), 2014, Time: 11 a.m. -3 p.m., taking place at 2525 West Wheatland, Duncanville.

Come out and help introduce some of the pets that are available for adoption! For every pet that is adopted, PetSmart Charities will make a $5 donation to the shelter!
Photo of volunteers with animals at the local Petsmart
Adoption Saturday at Duncanville Public Library
Saturday, April 26, 2014, from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. The event will occur at 201 James Collins Boulevard, Duncanville.

Come out and help introduce some of the pets that are available for adoption! For every pet that is adopted, PetSmart Charities will make a $5 donation to the shelter!