The DFW Humane Society Needs Volunteers

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Our volunteers are our most important asset and they do a remarkable job for the animals, the shelter, and its programs.

If you would like to join with us in helping the animals find homes, educate the public, or help fund raise, this is what you need to do:

  1. You must be 18 years old or accompanied by your legal guardian or be working with a youth group with teachers/counselors.
    Do you have a child (under 18 years old) who wishes to volunteer? If so, PLEASE READ THIS
  2. Commit to a minimum of 40 hours per year to assist the DFW Humane Society in "Helping Us Help Them."
  3. Complete the DFW Humane Society Volunteer Waiver
  4. Complete the Irving Animal Services (IAS) Liability Waiver
  5. Register online==>Volunteer Application

NOTE: if you are volunteering to satisfy the requirements for court-ordered community
service, please contact the Shelter directly at 972-721-7788 to schedule your service.

Bring the completed DFWHS and IAS waivers to Volunteer Orientation. The Volunteer Coordinator will schedule your class.

We Want and Need Your Support

The DFW Humane Society of Irving is a private, not-for-profit, animal protection organization serving the Metropolitan area since 1967. We receive NO government funding. We survive solely on private donations, estates, and grants.

At an given time, the DFW Humane Society houses over 100 homeless animals with many more in foster and rescue homes. All of these animals deserve a good home. With your help, we can get them that good home.

Complete Orientation and Training is Essential for all Volunteers

DFWHS offers our Certified Volunteers

  • to help at times that fit the volunteer’s personal schedule
  • to help in ways that interest the volunteer

VARIETY - to choose the activities of interest to the volunteer, such as
  • TLC, walk, socialize and bathe dogs
  • TLC and socialize cats
  • Show pets at adoption events
  • Assist customers
  • Help plan and/or work fun-raising events (garage sales, auctions, golf tournament, walkathon, food drives, penny drives, etc.)
  • Perform art, graphics or computer skills
  • Visit schools to teach pet care basics
  • Lend clerical skills including preparing mass mailings
  • Share general info about our shelter through our information booths at various events

Questions? Email the Volunteer Coordinator