How To Volunteer

Volunteering is easy at the Animal Defense League of Texas! Our volunteers wear different hats and are crucial to successfully delivering our mission. From caring for dogs & cats to providing support at off-site events (and just about everything in between), volunteers of all ages make a real difference at ADL. Families, friends, retirees, teens, millennials, social groups – everyone is welcome!

Start by filling out an application

Volunteer Portal

If you're already a volunteer you can login and schedule your next assignment, check hours, contact us, and find out important information about upcoming events and classes.

You can login here

Service Groups

Attention clubs, students, youth groups, and businesses: Are you interested in volunteering at Animal Defense League? We probably have a service project that will fit your group. Get ready to roll up your sleeves and make a difference in your community.

Book your date today

Volunteer Programs

We have many programs where your time will impact the daily mission of the Animal Defense League of Texas. Opportunities range from kennel support to hospital recovery team, from fundraising to adoption center support. Your skills and experience are invaluable, so let us know how you'd like to participate.

See all of our volunteer programs

Court-Ordered Community Service

Have you recently been assigned court-ordered community service? The Animal Defense League of Texas will only consider individuals who need to fulfill court-appointed community service hours to participate in our program.

Find all the information you will need.

Foster Volunteer

Our foster program is key to the success of saving as many lives as we can. The foster program provides temporary homes for animals who need a break from shelter life, they are too young for adoption or they need time to recover from a health issue. Moving these animals into foster homes not only makes their lives better, it also saves the lives of those who take their place.

More information and our foster application.

Pet Champions - children's membership program

Pet Champions is a program for younger pet advocates to volunteer with their parents. They participate in various education programs and assist at the shelter in select activities. For more info contact Samantha by email at slee@adltexas.org, or call 210-655-1481, ext. 117!