Dallas Animal Services

Become a DAS Volunteer

​Help Us Save Lives & Achieve Dallas90!

Our volunteers play an integral role in our operations, helping us to increase the number of lives we save, improve the quality of life of the animals in our shelter, and educate our community to help Dallas become home to the nation's best pet owners.

Get Started Today!

To get started as a DAS Volunteer, sign up for one of our upcoming orientations

During orientation, you will learn about DAS, our programs and policies, and various volunteer opportunities.  

Volunteer Requirements

Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age. However,  individuals under 18 years may volunteer as long as they are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times, including volunteer orientation. Please click here to view our Volunteer Handbook. For more information, please contact the DAS Volunteer Coordinator

Volunteer Activities

We offer a variety of opportunities for our volunteers, including:
  • Animal Enrichment
    • Dallas90 Dog Runners
    • Dog playgroup assistance
    • Dog walking and socialization
    • Cat clicker training
    • Cat socialization
  • ​Customer Service
    • Adoption support
    • Offsite adoption event support
    • Community outreach and education with our Southern Dallas CARE Team
  • Animal Marketing
    • D90 Fur-Tographers (NEW!)
    • Pet Bio Team (COMING SOON!)

    Many of our volunteers also become foster parents and help to save the lives of the most vulnerable animals in our shelter by providing them a temporary home away from the shelter. Find out more about fostering now. 

    Single Day Volunteer Opportunities for Groups

    • Group Volunteer Opportunities are available for two-hour time frames (longer time frames can be scheduled)
    • Opportunities include making toys, providing treats to our animals and beautification/organizing projects
    • Bringing much-needed donations to the shelter for the animals (i.e., towels, blankets, flat sheets, newspapers and old t-shirts)
    • To sign up your group to volunteer, please fill out this form