humane society of north texas services

Volunteer With Us!

The Humane Society of North Texas relies on the generosity of our wonderful volunteers. Their kindness and support enables us to continue our efforts in providing care for the animals in North Texas. From dog walkers to those who volunteer at events or behind the scenes, we couldn't do it without dedicated volunteers!

Our volunteers/fosters are the heart of HSNT. The more help we receive, the more we are able to assist the animals in our care.

Use Our Online Form to Apply to be an HSNT Volunteer and/or Foster Volunteer Now!

Or you can print off a volunteer application please click here and mail to 1840 East Lancaster, Fort Worth, Texas, 76103.


All volunteers must be at least 18 years of age to volunteer alone. Children ages12-17 may volunteer if a parent becomes a volunteer as well and is present at all volunteer sessions. Volunteers are asked to work at least four hours per month in the shelter or at offsite events.


Special Group Opportunities

A group of 10 or less is welcome when scheduled two weeks in advance. Please remember, everyone in the group must be over 18.


Print and fill out the volunteer application or pick one up at either of our locations. Mail or drop it off at either location of HSNT. After receiving your signed application, the Volunteer Coordinator will contact you regarding dates of the next volunteer orientation. Orientation for new volunteers takes place once per month, lasts approximately 2 hours, includes a tour of the adoption areas, and a volunteer packet. Please dress comfortably. There will be no animal handling during orientation.

Volunteer Opportunities

Foster Parent
Socialize/Exercise Dogs
Socialize Cats and Kittens
Direct Animal Care
Animal Transport (to groomers, offsites, and satellite locations)
Greet/Escort Visitors
Offsite Adoptions
Special Events
Foster Parent (see info on the Foster Program)
Educational Assistance

Owners of CGC dogs to help represent HSNT in the community