Thank you for your interest in volunteering at League City Animal Care! Our organization relies heavily on our team of trained volunteers. Without their hard work, dedication, and commitment to our mission, we would not be able to offer many of the lifesaving programs currently in place that help us remain a no-kill community.
There are so many ways to help us save lives every day at League City Animal Care – ranging from direct animal care, assisting adopters, pet training programs and play groups, clerical assistance, and more!
Please take a moment to review our Guidelines to learn more about volunteering at League City Animal Care and to determine if this is the program for you.
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Still have questions about volunteering? Send an email to LCACvolunteer@LeagueCityTX.gov!
Please read through our volunteer opportunities below to determine where you'd like to get started and to submit your application. We can’t wait to see you around the shelter!
Do you enjoy photography or marketing? Are you a “people person” who loves meeting new people? Do you have a knack for organizing and cleaning? If you answered yes to any of these, our General Shelter Help Department may be the perfect opportunity for you!
General Shelter Help volunteer roles do not require animal handling training and can work in a variety of roles including assisting customers at our Adoption Center front desk, taking photos of animals, organizing shelter donations, helping with laundry, and so much more!
Ready to get started?
If you believe that happiness starts with a wet nose and ends with a wagging tail or if you find yourself asking random people if you can pet their dog, our Canine Department may be the perfect place for you!
Canine Department volunteers work in “hands-on” canine roles including providing canine enrichment, socializing and walking dogs, working with our canine training programs, and assisting potential adopters.
Ready to get started?
Is your most frequently used outfit accessory is “cat hair”? Do you love watching cat videos on YouTube? Are you happiest being around cats and the people who love them? If so, we think that our Feline Department is “purrfect” for you!
Feline Department volunteers work in “hands-on” roles including, direct cat care, socialization, providing feline enrichment, assisting with kennel/litterbox cleaning, and assisting potential adopters.
Ready to get started?
Were you the kid who always won the school fundraisers? Do you love setting up or planning events? Do you love talking to new people about causes you believe in? If so, we have the perfect place for you in our Community Events Department!
Community Event volunteer roles may include raising awareness at local events, bringing adoptable pets into the community, assisting with events that help keep pets with their families, and fundraising for our cause!
Ready to get started?
Our volunteers are essential to our lifesaving mission. When you volunteer with LCAC, you’re giving the animals one of the greatest gifts of all — your time.
Whether you’re spending one-on-one time with the animals, helping at events and fundraisers or assisting in some other way, you’re helping the animals to feel loved. For that, everyone here at LCAC is incredibly grateful, especially the animals. We wish you an enjoyable, safe, fulfilling and rewarding volunteer experience!
- Ages 16+: While LCAC recognizes that many bright minds younger than this age have a philanthropic urge to help animals, we do not allow anyone under the age of 16 to volunteer. Volunteers under the age of 18 will be required to have a parent/guardian sign their liability release and essential capability forms. We encourage individuals to check out a list of other activities your youth can do at home to help us save lives! Learn more by clicking on LCAC Group Volunteer Projects (PDF).
- Time Commitment: LCAC Volunteers, especially those who help us with animal care, go through an extensive training which requires a commitment of our city resources. As a result, we require that volunteers make a commitment to volunteer a minimum of two shifts per month and for a minimum of six months.
- Community Service Requirements: Judicial (or court mandated) community service hours cannot be earned at League City Animal Care. If you require community service hours for school or other service organizations, we can provide a letter confirming your volunteer hours once the minimum time commitment of two shifts per month for six months has been met.
- Submit an Online Volunteer Application, which includes signing a volunteer agreement and a Release and Waiver of Liability form.
- Once accepted, applicants will be asked to complete online general volunteer orientation trainings.
- Volunteers will be required to sign-up and volunteer for four Enrichment Shifts at the shelter prior to participating in other various LCAC volunteer opportunities.
- Volunteers must be able to work independently and meet the volunteer requirements – including the Essential Volunteer Capabilities.
- Volunteers must be able to complete online and hands-on trainings as well as attend all other additional training sessions as required by LCAC.
- Applicants must agree and adhere to LCAC's Mission Statement, Core Values, and Workplace Culture Expectations.
- Must complete necessary training in 3 weeks to remain active.
- School or other service organization hours can be verified after volunteers have completed all on-boarding requirements and met the minimum time commitment of two or more shifts monthly for at least six months.
We truly appreciate your hard work and commitment to helping save the lives of homeless pets. So, depending on where you decide to volunteer your time and talents, you may:
- Be able to participate in the private online communities provided for LCAC volunteers
- Receive formal and informal recognition from LCAC staff
- Be provided with opportunities to move into leadership volunteer roles as appropriate
- Receive special invitations to events and activities sponsored by LCAC
Your mileage costs and other expenses relating to your volunteer work may also be tax-deductible. Please consult with your tax professional for more information.