starWhat Kind of Volunteer Are You?

Thank you for considering the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter for you volunteer work. 
What kind of volunteer work you would like to do?

Court Ordered
Group Project 
Wilco Wrescuers
(for those too
young to 

starVolunteer Requirements

If you are interested in a volunteer opprotunity for a group, please click here.

If you are interested in completing your court ordered community service, please click here.




To volunteer at the shelter you must complete these steps:

1.  Complete a  Volunteer Application 
2.  Complete a criminal background check form (if you are 16 or older). The form must be complete. If not, it will not pass.
     To access printable pdf version of background check click here
3.  Read the Manual for volunteering
4.  Attend one volunteer orientation  (Orientation does not count toward logged hours.)
(Offered twice a month at the shelter. Scroll down to find the next orientation on the shelter calendar. Reserve your spot by searching for WCRAS on with a donation of at least $5. (Donations are used to fund the Volunteer Intern position. This position aids in training new volunteers to the shelter through the Fans of WCRAS.))

If no one signs up for an orientation, that orientation will be cancelled. Please RSVP your spot on

5. Schedule your 1:1 training by emailing (1:1 training does count to logged hours.)

You may attend the volunteer orientation meeting prior to receiving results on the background check 

Volunteers are needed to:
walk/socialize dogs, socialize cats, clean, work offsite events, laundry, help with photography and video of shelter animals, foster, and much more!


starCommunity Service

Court Ordered Community Service

If you need to complete Court Ordered Community Service, you may do so without attending Volunteer Orientation. 

Those serving Community Service must be 16 or older and must fill out this agreement form. (If you are under 18, you will need a parent signature.) Print the form here.

1. On your first day, let the front staff know you are there to do community service. They will help get you started!

2. Bring in your form! We are not responsible to keep track of your completed hours.

3. Those completing their community service do not work with animals directly, but they do help care for them indirectly.

4. If you are interested in working with the animals, you may apply to the volunteer program after completing all of your hours. 

5. On your first day, please visit the front desk during our open hours: Monday - Friday 12pm - 6pm and Saturday - Sunday 11am - 5pm

6. Once you have filled out the initial paperwork, you can come to the shelter as early as 8am each morning (closing times are the same.)

7. Review all the CSR Guidelines (see below.)

8. Questions? Call 512-943-3322 and leave a message. Or, email


starGroup Projects

If your organization would like to do a group project, please consider us! Big projects that we currently need help funding and producing are:

  • canopies for our dog play yards
  • benches for our dog play yards
  • purchasing and planting trees for our dog play yards
  • creating a gravel pathway
  • power washing and sealing the concrete in the dog Sally Port
  • power wash the cat Sally Port
  • break down and clean out one of our smaller kennel rooms

Please email for more information about these projects.


starWilco Wrescuers

Too young to volunteer? That doesn't mean you can't help the animals! 

Take a look at these projects!

Join the Rescue Readers!

The Rescue Readers meet every Sunday from 1:00pm - 2:30pm at the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter.

The goal is to read to the dogs and cats of the shelter to help them feel less stressed in their kennels.

Bring a book (or borrow one of ours), a small stool to sit on (or borrow one of ours), and a parent.

To learn more about the Rescue Readers, please email

Be a friend to our furry felines by making one of these fun cat projects! 

Choose from a list of fun things on this website here

Or help them hang out with a kitty hammock! See steps at

Build a cat tree for the shelter cats. Learn more here!

Help them cuddle up with a no-sew cat bed. Watch the video here.

Cats love to hide - build them a tent out of a T-shirt! Learn more here.

Make the easiest toys ever! Learn more here.

Kittens love heated rice socks to stay cozy! Learn more here.

Help our Homeless Hound Dogs with these fun projects!

Get our dogs adopted by sewing "Adopt Me" vests. You can find the sewing instructions here.

Dogs need to play. Make them some toys! Instructions and videos here.

Organize a donation drive! You can collect all the things the animals need while they are in the shelter. You can get your school or favorite organization to help as well! Download our donation list here:

Donation List.pdf

You can raise money for the animals of the shelter!

Hold a bake sale.

Take a class/neighborhood/organizational collection. 

Or, how about a car/dog wash? 

Watch how one person made a difference for the animals of Austin. You could do this too!


starVolunteer of the Month

Thank You Peter!!!


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starWCRAS Volunteer Handbook


Check out our new Volunteer Handbook
Click on the link below


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