Message of the Day
EVENTS NEEDING HELP -- open only to Certified Volunteers.
See Register for Events to sign up.
Dec 14 12:15-1:30 Volunteer Orientation PET HANDLING TEACHERS to help new volunteers in their final hour of pet interaction.
Dec 14 12:30-2:30 IAS CATS at PetsMart seeking homes
Dec 15 4:30-6:30 IAS CATS at PetsMart seeking homes
Daily (Tues - Sat) customer service during public hours. Helping guests meet pets has proven to increase the adoption rate.
Daily cage cleaning. Tues-Fri 9am-11am, Sat 8am-10am, Sunday/Monday 9am-Noon.
WANT TO FOSTER A LONELY PET FOR THE HOLIDAYS?
Contact DFWHS Shelter Director Sarah Kammerer during business hours by email firstname.lastname@example.org or in person or by phone 972-721-7788
Contact Irving Animal Services front desk staff during business hours in person or at 972-721-2256.
NEW EVENT taking place twice a month:
LOVE ON WHEELS TRANSPORT DAY HELP Dec 31, Jan 14, Jan 28, Feb 11, Feb 25.
Helpers are needed from 1130am-2pm on these Tuesdays to get lucky IAS dogs from the Irving campus to a location in Flower Mound to board the big transport vehicle bound for the Northeast United States. Learn more and sign up to help on Register for Events LOVE ON WHEELS TRANSPORT DAY HELP.
Updated - 12/11/2013
The DFW Humane Society Needs Volunteers
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 get homes, educate the public, or help fund raise, this is what you need to do:
- You must be 18 years old or accompanied by your legal guardian or be working with a youth group with teachers/counselors.
- Commit to a minimum of 40 hours per year to assist the DFW Humane Society in "Helping Us Help Them."
- Complete the DFW Humane Society Volunteer Waiver (.DOC) or Volunteer Waiver (.PDF)
- Complete the IAS Liability Waiver
- Click here to apply==>Volunteer Application
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.
Our low-cost Spay / Neuter certificates, a cooperative venture with many area veterinary clinics, are made available to the public to assist with the tragic overpopulation problem.
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