Volunteer @ CAP

Each year, many dedicated volunteers donate their time, talents and efforts to help our shelter animals. Their willing hands and caring attitudes can calm anxious dogs and cats when they first arrive at our shelter, guide families as they look for new pets, foster animals needing special care, wait on customers in our Happy Tails Pet Supply Shop or CAP Thrift Store, help in the low cost vaccination and wellness clinic, help in our in-house spay/neuter lcinic and help with special events.

Volunteer Committment

Volunteers play a vital role in every aspect of what CAP does to save the lives of animals in Houston. So we are just as committed to ensuring that the volunteer experience with us is a pleasant and rewarding one. We ask that each volunteer commit to a minimum of 6 months, serving 4 hours a month each month.

If you are considering volunteering, please understand that our goal is to have all volunteers well-trained and educated. This is for the safety of the animals, staff, and volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering for this organization, there are several steps that must be taken prior to receiving a volunteer assignment. Please note that it can take several weeks to become an “official” volunteer once you begin the process. If you know in advance that it will be difficult to fulfill this commitment, please consider making a donation online or other ways to give.

Youth Volunteers

CAP welcomes teens and preteens as a vital part of our volunteer corps.  Youth ages 12 through 15 must have a parent or legal guardian attend the orientation & training with the youth and also, volunteer with them at all times. Youth ages 16 through 18 may volunteer without parental supervision, but a parent or legal guardian must sign a legal release.

(Please Note: If you are attempting to complete service project hours for school, contact the volunteer coordinator. Do not complete the application/ registration process until you have determined that completing the FULL volunteer process is the best option).

Current Volunteers

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More about Volunteering

We hope that you will be a volunteer at CAP for many years to come! The reward at the end of it all is knowing that you made a difference in an animal’s life.We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.To learn more about volunteer for Citizens for Animal Protection, review the Volunteer Process and Volunteer Opportunities pages.