Are you a corporate, community, church, or college school group that is interested in a one-time volunteer opportunity? Do you want to make a difference in the life of a dog or cat? Austin Animal Center has one time volunteer opportunities waiting for you. Please complete this application, select a date and click the continue button at the bottom of the page.


Volunteer groups help with a variety of jobs including small animal care and enrichment, dog walking, cat socialization and cleaning and organizing.


For all youth groups under 18 years of age, we are happy to email you offsite volunteer options. Please email us at onexvolunteer@austintexas.gov for more information.


Volunteering Details

We are excited about you group's interest in a one time volunteer opportunity with the Austin Animal Center. We want your experience to be fulfilling and enjoyable so please tell us a little more about your organization and goals.



Group Name and Address


Primary Point of Contact


Group Volunteer Shifts

Dog walking is available for adults 18 and up. We do not have any opportunities available for school groups under the age of 18 at this time. If you do not see a date listed that meets your availability, please check back again. New dates are posted weekly. MINIMUM OF 6 INDIVIDUALS AND MAXIMUM OF 20 PER GROUP SHIFT.



Liability Disclosure

I hereby agree to accept a position as a volunteer worker for the Austin/Travis County Animal Services (A/TCAS), and in so doing I agree to comply with all the rules and regulations established by A/TCAS, and I understand that failure to do so may result in my immediate termination as a volunteer. As a volunteer, I agree to do my best to represent the A/TCAS to the public in an accurate and professional manner.


I acknowledge that my services are provided strictly on a volunteer basis, without pay or compensation of any kind, and without liability of any nature on behalf of the A/TCAS, all services to be performed at my own risk.


I recognize that in handling animals and performing other volunteer tasks, there exists a risk of injury including physical harm caused by the animals. On behalf of myself, my heirs, personal representatives and executors, I hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless the City of Austin and Travis County from any and all claims or causes of action that may arise out of performance of my assigned duties. I waive any right of action I have against the aforementioned entities in consideration as a volunteer for the Austin/Travis County Animal Services Volunteer Program.


Confidentiality Statement:

I realize that in my capacity as a volunteer with the City of Austin/Travis County, I may come in contact with confidential information. I do hereby agree to protect this information to the best of my abilities as a volunteer and to not divulge it during or after my service as a volunteer.