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Volunteer with Operation Kindness

Volunteering at Operation Kindness is rewarding and makes a huge difference in the lives of homeless animals. caring and hard-working volunteers help in a variety of programs throughout the year. We invite you to join our volunteer team today by completing three easy steps:

1) Sign up to be a Volunteer

We welcome families, so please complete a registration form and payment for each family member. Volunteers between the ages of 6-15 will need to accompanied by a responsible adult. Note: this volunteer program does not count for court-ordered community service.

An application fee of $35 for adult volunteers and $25 for junior volunteers (6-15 years old) is also required, per person. This covers your badge, T-shirt, and administrative costs.  Volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times while volunteering. Sign up now >


2) Complete Volunteer Training

To help you get started as a volunteer, all volunteers must attend a Volunteer Orientation webinar online and a hands-on training at the shelter. This will teach you everything you need to know about how to volunteer at Operation Kindness. Once you submit your application, you will be notified about when the next training webinar will be held.


3) Schedule your volunteer shifts

With our flexible hours, you’ll be able to tailor your volunteer experience around your schedule. We also can pair you with activities that best suit your individual interests and skills. Volunteers are only required to volunteer 4 hours per month to remain active. You can also remain active by fostering or assisting with events.


Volunteer Duties

There are so many different ways to volunteer at Operation Kindness. From interacting with animals or people planning to adopt, to coordinating events and keeping up with office responsibilities, we will find something that you enjoy. Here are a few examples of the types of duties for volunteers:

Walking Dogs:
Dogs are walked at least twice a day in the morning and afternoon.
Cat Rooms:
Help maintain cat and kitten rooms, clean cages, change litter boxes.
Kennel Work:
Clean cages, laundry, general up-keep and maintenance.
General Help:
Help with receptionist work such as, answering phones, greeting visitors, assisting with mailings and general office work.
Foster Home Program:
Care for young, recovering or pregnant animals in your home. You’ll be saving a life!
Enrichment:
Work with our Behavior team to do enrichment and training activities with the dogs and cats in the shelter.
Fundraising:
Assist with fundraising events and activities.
Computer:
Data entry in shelter database.
Volunteer Committee:
Welcome new volunteers, coordinate and assist with volunteer training.
Special Events:
Assist with planning, coordinating and staffing at Operation Kindness and community events.
Adoption Counseling:
Match dogs and cats with potential adopters to find their new home, provide counseling to adopters, and complete adoption paperwork.
Humane Education:
Assist with educating our youth by going out to schools and providing youth tours at the shelter.
Ambassador:
Ambassadors are volunteers that will commit to a weekly schedule in Intake, Medical, Kennel or Development. Additional training will be provided.
Nursing Care:
We visit 2 facilities monthly. Volunteers take their own pets.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Operation Kindness,
North Texas' Original and largest No-kill Animal Shelter.

Pay your volunteer fees below per person and you will be directed to a survey to complete your application. All volunteers must attend a Volunteer Orientation webinar online and a hands-on training at the shelter before you can begin volunteering. Once you submit your application, you will be notified regarding the next available orientations.

An application fee of $35 for adult volunteers and $25 for junior volunteers (6-16 years old) is also required, per person. This covers your badge, T-shirt, and administrative costs.

If you are signing up to volunteer with your child, you must pay both an adult volunteer fee and junior volunteer fee.

This application is NOT for court ordered community service. Please call 972-418-7297 for more information about court ordered community service.

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