Volunteers are critical to the success of San Antonio Pets Alive!

Currently, our volunteer program is working on a virtual-only basis until COVID-19 operations return to normal. 

To Sign Up for Virtual Volunteering: 

  • Fill out a volunteer application
  • Be approved by our volunteer team
  • Watch the Digital Orientation you receive in your email to learn about the volunteer portal functions and how it works
  • Log into the volunteer portal with your created username and password
  • Click "Opportunities" on the top bar, and click "Opportunity List"
  • Scroll all the way down to "Virtual Volunteering"
  • View the instructions, complete your activity and log your hours!

Current Virtual Opportunities Are: 

  • Creative Writer
  • Home-made Crafter
  • Creative Designer
  • Peer-to-Peer Fundraiser

Volunteers can help at our adoption centers, medical clinic, administrative office and do a wide range of duties. Share your talents to help the homeless dogs and cats of San Antonio.

Volunteer Requirements: 

  • Submit an online application which includes a Volunteer Agreement
  • Complete digital orientation, pay the necessary registration fees, and sign the Release of Liability Waiver
  • Ages 16+ must complete a City of San Antonio Volunteer Security Background Check if volunteering at ACS/151
  • Take an online orientation and dog handling class
  • Commit to a minimum of 1-2 hours per month
  • Attend any additional training classes as necessary
  • Court-mandated volunteers will need prior approval from the Volunteer Program Manager in order to begin volunteering

Age-Specific Requirements:

Minors between 14 and 17 years old can volunteer at our Medical Clinic doing non-animal handling activities.  Volunteers under 16 years old must have a parent present while on-site.

Minors of any age can participate in a variety of off-site activities, please see DOCUMENT for more information.