Volunteers are critical to the success of San Antonio Pets Alive!

Volunteers can help at our adoption centers, medical clinic, administrative office and do a wide range of duties. Share your talents to help the homeless dogs and cats of San Antonio.

Volunteer Requirements: 

  • Submit an online application which includes a Volunteer Agreement
  • Complete digital orientation, pay the necessary registration fees, and sign the Release of Liability Waiver
  • Ages 16+ must complete a City of San Antonio Volunteer Security Background Check if volunteering at ACS/151
  • Take an online orientation and dog handling class
  • Commit to a minimum of 1-2 hours per month
  • Attend any additional training classes as necessary
  • Court-mandated volunteers will need prior approval from the Volunteer Program Manager in order to begin volunteering

Age-Specific Requirements:

Minors between 14 and 17 years old can volunteer at our Medical Clinic doing non-animal handling activities.  Volunteers under 16 years old must have a parent present while on-site.

Minors of any age can participate in a variety of off-site activities, please see DOCUMENT for more information.