Austin Animal Center

About AAC

“We’re America’s largest No Kill community, saving more than 98% of the 16k animals that come through our doors each year!”

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Dog Adoption Ambassadors: Help adopters find the right dog for their family.
  • Cat Enrichment & Adoption volunteer: Spend time giving extra love and attention to AAC’s cats, and help them find their forever home.
  • Dog Enrichment volunteer: Make sure all of AAC’s dogs get the exercise and attention they need to stay happy and healthy.
  • Greeters: Be the first person a visitor sees when they walk through AAC’s doors, help to answer questions, and guide them to the appropriate areas.
  • Cat and kitten medical assistant: Help care for felines with ringworm, upper respiratory illness, and other common medical conditions.
  • Outreach volunteer: Represent AAC at community events, schools, libraries, and community centers.
  • Foster a pet: Open your home and provide socialization and love to a shelter animal while they wait to find their forever home. Foster volunteers must fill out a Foster Application.
  • Groups: AAC will organize one-time volunteer opportunities for community, school, church, and other groups to help with a variety of jobs. Groups must fill out the Group Volunteer Online Form with at least three weeks’ advance notice. Suggested donation for groups of 1 to 15: $500; groups of 16 to 30: $1,000.
  • Community Service Restitution: Individuals fulfilling community service requirements for the City of Austin Municipal Court may complete their hours helping AAC. Participation must be scheduled ahead of time with proper paperwork, and volunteers must be 17+ years of age.

Volunteer Requirements

  • Fill out a volunteer application.
  • Complete a criminal background check as part of initial orientation.
  • Attend an in-person orientation.
  • Commit to volunteering six hours per month.
  • Have regular access to email and have an email address.
  • 13 and 14-year-olds may volunteer with an adult who is also a volunteer.
  • 15 and 16-year-olds must have an adult attend orientation with them but can volunteer independently.
  • Some activities have the following physical requirements: bending, lifting, walking, carrying, and using a force equal to 50 pounds with or without accommodation.

To apply to be a volunteer, go to AAC’s Volunteer page.

Or visit their homepage:

Austin Animal Center Locations

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