BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions

Volunteer with Us

In addition to BARC’s dedicated staff, BARC relies on teams of trained, responsible volunteers to provide extra care and services to the public and our animals housed at BARC. We have volunteer opportunities for adults and for children under the direct supervision of their parents.

There are many ways to be a BARC volunteer.  The responsibilities include but are not limited to animal care, adoptions at BARC, special events at BARC, off-site adoption events, foster homes, foster pantry organization, facility beautification/construction, and administrative Help.

Volunteers are expected to provide dedicated service each month. All volunteers are required to attend an orientation and training sessions at the shelter to prepare them to do their specific job. Please read the following Volunteer Handbook before attending an orientation.

In order to become a BARC volunteer, you first need to register with the City of Houston and sign up for the next Volunteer Orientation. If you have any questions please contact

Want to know more?  Check out these links for our Volunteer Program
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Check out our Volunteer Handbook