Volunteers are required to attend volunteer orientation, which is held monthly. Volunteers can participate in TLC socializing and walking shelter animals; PetEd – humane education for kindergarten through 4th grade students and other organizations; Compassion Connection – pet therapy at nursing homes; Exhibits/Special Events and Administrative Support.
Pets Fur People Volunteer Program
Do you have some spare time and love animals? Pets Fur People is in need of volunteers. Volunteer Opportunities Include:
TLC – Socializing and walking animals housed at the animal shelter
PetEd – Provide humane education – kindergarten to 4th grade students and other organizations.
Compassion Connection – Pet therapy with “Therapy Certified” owned pets at nursing homes.
Exhibits/Special Events – Participate in various community events to spread the message about The Humane Society's Pets Fur People and our volunteer opportunities. Distribute Pets Fur People literature. Volunteers are needed for annual fundraisers such as Festival of Trees, Pets in the park, and other events.
Administrative Support – Clerical, filing, and computer assistance.
You can fill out the Online Volunteer Application or download/print/fill out and mail the pdf version of the Volunteer Application to:
Pets Fur People
P.O. Box 6151
Tyler, Texas 75711-6151
You can also request a Volunteer application by mail by calling Pets Fur People at 903-597-2471.
Volunteers must also fill out and sign a Volunteer Liability Waiver.
Volunteer Orientation is offered the first Saturday of each month from 2-4 pm at the Animal Receiving Center at Pets Fur People. Learn about the mission, history and goals of The Humane Society's Pets Fur People. Interested volunteers will receive training on safe handling of animals on an individual basis.
It gives you a chance to learn about the mission, history and goals of The Humane Society's Pets Fur People. You MUST attend Volunteer Orientation prior to volunteering. After completing an application and attending a Volunteer orientation you will be prepared for this worthwhile duty. You will receive handouts, and outlines for information to share about the Society. When a request is made, you will be called to serve.
Volunteers are needed to visit schools, businesses, and special events to educate the citizens of East Texas. Last year hundreds of pet friend raising opportunities allowed the shelter staff to educate on pet responsibility and ownership, spay and neutering your animal, and loving and caring for your pet. But we need an army to reach everyone.
Minimum Age Volunteer 18 years. Volunteers younger than 18 years old must be accompanied/supervised by a parent or guardian at all times. Parent or guardian and child must attend volunteer orientation prior to volunteering.
Are you interested in spreading the message of kindness? Pick up the phone and call 903-597-2471 or visit our Contact Page and send us a message.
Put those paws in action! Join our volunteer group – the Compassion Connection.