Please complete this application form if you are interested in becoming a SPCA of Texas volunteer. Once you complete the form, click the submit button at the bottom.

Regular Volunteers (ages 18+), once you submit this application, we will reach out to you and get you scheduled for your first shift.

Parent/Guardian, if you will be working with a youth volunteer (ages 10 - 14), you will receive a link to a separate application for them.

Please Note: Volunteers under the age of 18 and all court appointed community service volunteers, regardless of age, are not allowed to carry a cell phone on their person as a safety precaution. We offer cell phone lockers and phones may be check during breaks.

Name and Address

About You!

Community Service

If this is for court-appointed community service, you must list the exact offense for the application to be processed. This includes if your case is still pending and you are performing Community Service as a proactive step before sentencing. 

Emergency Contact

Please provide us with emergency contact information.


Background Checks

If you have ever been convicted of a crime other than a minor traffic offense please provide details below. Your application will not be processed without this detail. We will not accept any criminal offense that involves abuse, cruelty or neglect of people or animals. Other charges will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

The information you submit through this online form is protected using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology. This means that your information is encrypted as it travels between your computer and our volunteer database. This is the same technology used by banks to protect online banking services and online merchants to protect credit card information. Once your data reaches our volunteer database, it is protected by hardware firewalls, secure servers, database encryption, and other security measures while we are conducting the background check.


We are asking for a regularly scheduled shift either weekly or every other week. Please indicate up to three days/times that you are able to commit to as a volunteer and we will do our best to accommodate your schedule. Daily shift times for the Dallas Location are: 7 to 9am, 9 to 11am, 10am to 12pm, 12 to 2pm, 2 to 4pm, 4 to 6pm.

Email Preferences

We like to keep volunteers informed of important news, schedules, and volunteer opportunities by email, however will not send you any email you prefer not to receive. Use the checkboxes below to select the kinds of email you would like to receive from us.


If you are interested in utilizing your skill sets while volunteering, please check which ones you'd like to use below.

Social Media

What social media channels to you utilize on a regular basis?

Animal Experience

Share your animal experience with us so that we are better able to match you with volunteer opportunities. Check all that apply.

How did you hear about us?

Volunteer Agreements, Releases & Background Check


I hereby agree to accept a position in a voluntary capacity as a volunteer for the SPCA of Texas (herein after referred to as SPCA). I understand that the term voluntary means the way in which actions or services are rendered to the SPCA. Such actions or services are rendered to the SPCA with generous and charitable motives. No liability whatsoever will be incurred by the SPCA to anyone who performs voluntary actions or services. I understand that the term Volunteer means a person who freely chooses and renders services to the SPCA in a voluntary capacity.

1. I fully understand and agree that my services are provided strictly in a volunteer capacity.

2. I fully understand and agree that I am providing services to the SPCA strictly as a volunteer.

3. I fully understand and agree to provide my services to the SPCA as a volunteer in a volunteer capacity without any express or implied promise of salary, commission, or payment of any kind whatsoever.

4. I fully understand and agree to provide my services to the SPCA as a volunteer in a voluntary capacity without any employment-type benefits, including but not limited to employment insurance programs, workers compensation accrual in any form, or sick, holiday, or annual leave time.

5. I fully understand that the SPCA handles large numbers of animals of unknown temperament on a daily basis. I agree to hold the SPCA harmless of any injury(s) or disease(s) which I might sustain from handling animals during the course of my volunteer duties.

6. I fully understand and agree to assume all risks involved in any and all duties that I perform for the SPCA. Such duties may consist of, but are not limited to, animal handling, custodial work, kennel staff assistance, and other foreseeable duties.

7. I agree to familiarize myself with the SPCA policies and procedures. I will fully comply with both the letter and the spirit of these procedures.

8. I fully understand that the SPCA expects high standards of moral and ethical treatment of animals under its care. I agree to strictly adhere to these standards in my voluntary capacity at the SPCA.

9. I fully understand and agree that either for failure to fully comply with any and all of the obligations outlined in this Volunteer Agreement, or for any reason whatsoever, while performing my voluntary services to the SPCA in a voluntary capacity, the SPCA at its sole discretion, may immediately terminate my volunteer services.

Selecting "I AGREE" below indicates you have read and agreed to the above volunteer agreement


1. I agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold the SPCA of Texas harmless for any and all damage to my personal property while performing as a volunteer in volunteer capacity any and all duties for the SPCA of Texas.

2. I recognize that in handling animals at the SPCA in a volunteer capacity there exists a risk of injury or sickness, including personal injury or harm. On behalf of myself, my heirs, personal representatives and executors, I hereby release, discharge, indemnify, and hold harmless the SPCA of Texas, its agent, servants and employees from any and all claims, causes of action or demands, of any nature or cause connected with my Volunteer Agreement. This might include connection with my volunteer services based on damages which may be incurred or sustained by me in any way. Such damages or injuries might include, but are not limited to animal bites, accidents, injuries, and personal property damage.

3. I understand that public relations are an important part of volunteering at the SPCA. I agree, therefore, on behalf of myself, my heirs, personal representatives, and executors to allow the SPCA to use any photograph or video recording taken of me for use in public relations efforts. Any photographic or video images which I produce, in a voluntary capacity, will become the sole property of the SPCA and as such, they may use them in any ways they see fit. The SPCA will use reasonable efforts to notify me but such notification is not a condition of use under the auspices of the SPCA.

4. I will not, under any condition, serve as an SPCA volunteer while under the influence of drugs, alcohol or any other substance.

5.I authorize The SPCA of Texas to run a background check as a requirement for me to become a volunteer with the SPCA of Texas. Furthermore, I understand I may not be eligible to participate in the SPCA of Texas Volunteer Program based on information obtained from this background check .

6. Over the course of volunteering, I may deal with confidential and/or protected information, i.e. donor and adopter data, and hereby agree to fully respect the SPCA of Texas’ non-disclosure policy of said information. Failure to do so may lead to penalties up to termination.

By selecting "I AGREE" BELOW, I acknowledge that I have read and understood the terms and conditions of the forgoing volunteer agreement and release and that I will comply with the same.


As a parent or legal guardian of the above named volunteer, I hereby give my consent to allow my child/ward to perform volunteer services for the SPCA of Texas as described within the Volunteer Agreement, Volunteer Application, and Release; and I fully understand and agree to all terms and conditions as set out in the above mentioned articles, and have, to the best of my ability, explained them to my child/ward. I have paid particular attention to the Release section herein.


I hereby authorize the SPCA of Texas to run a background check as a requirement for me to become a volunteer with the SPCA of Texas. Furthermore, I understand I may not be eligible to participate in the SPCA of Texas Volunteer Program based on information obtained from this background check.

I hereby release the SPCA of Texas, the Social Security Administration, and its agents, officials, representatives, or assigned agencies, including officers, employees or related personnel, both individually and collectively, from any and all liability for damages of whatever kind, which may, at any time, result to me, my heirs, family, or associates because of compliance with this authorization and request to release. You may contact me as indicated above.

Selecting "I AGREE" below indicates you have read and agree to the authorization for a background check.