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


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) 
     To access printable pdf version of background check click here
3.  Read the Manual for volunteering
4.  Attend one volunteer orientation  (Offered twice a month at the shelter. Scroll down to find the next orientation on the shelter calendar.)
5. Volunteer at the shelter with staff supervision.

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!


starUpcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Coordinator - 20 hours a week

The Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter Volunteer Coordinator is a volunteer position which will aid in the communication, organization, and implementation of the shelter’s volunteer program. This position requires excellent customer service, animal handling skills, and a drive to build the volunteer program. 

Duties will include:

  • work closely with the Community Programs Coordinator
  • update volunteer information on all volunteer boards including training dates, volunteer of the month, etc.
  • assist with and help lead volunteer orientations
  • create and maintain volunteer badges
  • monitor and update Wiggio (our volunteer communication website)
  • communicate and give great customer service to volunteers and potential volunteers
  • log volunteer hours into database system
  • reach out to lapsed volunteers
  • connect new volunteers and volunteer leaders
Please email if you are interested.


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 18 or older, unless accompanied by an adult.

1. One 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. One 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.)


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!

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!

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.

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!!!



starPromotional Flyers


starWCRAS Volunteer Handbook


Check out our new Volunteer Handbook
Click on the link below


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