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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Application

  • Caregiving - Our dogs and cats are cared for twice a day, 7 days a week.
    • Cats - clean cages, water, feed,  and provide medications if needed
    • Dogs - walk dogs, clean kennels, and provide medications if needed
  • Adoption Counseling - trained to match animals with "forever" homes
  • Adoption Assistants
    Adoption counselors need assistants to help transport and show cats and dogs on Adoption Days. Weekly, bi-monthly, and monthly schedules offer 6-8 hours of rewarding experiences. Preferences for cat or dog adoptions are accommodated.
  • Foster parenting - home care for special needs animals. Download Special Application (PDF).
  • Grooming/Playing - specializing in socialization, and grooming
  • Training - teach our dogs some basic skills like sit and how to walk on a leash properly, helping them get into their furever homes quicker
  • Event Planning
    Are you looking for ways to help the animals, but you can't get to the shelter? We have opportunities for reliable, fun-loving people to work on planning and executing fundraising events. Innovative, exciting project management positions are available. Join the Dream Team! Help raise badly needed funds that make the vision of Lifelong Friends a reality!
  • Marketing/Public Relations
    Do you have marketing experience? Want to share your skills in publishing? We are looking for someone to help us manage a newsletter and handle advertising for events and fundraisers. We need experienced writers, editors, and media handling.
  • Strategic Planning eg. Fundraising/Grant Writing - put your research and writing skills to good use helping us secure funding
  • Vet Runs - transport animals that need vaccinations or spay/neuter to and from our veterinarian
  • Building Maintenance - are you handy and enjoy fixing things? Our building is 20 years old and there's always something that needs to be repaired
  • TNR (Trap, Neuter, Release) - stray cats that cannot be tamed to live in a home are trapped and brought to Austin Humane Society for a free spay/neuter, vaccinated, and released back to the area they live in
  • Office Management - filing, follow-up calls, answring questions when people come to the shelter
  • Photographer/Videographer - a good photo or video is key to getting animals noticed and adopted

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