Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Dorothy H. O’Connor Pet Adoption Center (DOCPAC)!
Being a DOCPAC volunteer is extremely rewarding, educational, exciting, and fun. You can have a huge impact on the lives of the homeless animals that enter our Shelter every day. From cat cuddling to dog walking, volunteers help make a difference, one paw at a time!
You will need to attend our Volunteer Orientation Class prior to volunteering at the shelter. This class is a basic training session on safe animal handling procedures and protocols at DOCPAC. If you are under the age of 16, you must be accompanied by an adult at all times during your volunteer hours. The adult(s) who will be accompanying the child must take our Volunteer Orientation Class. A strict ratio of one adult to every two minors will be enforced. Volunteers must be at least 10 years of age. There will be no exceptions to this rule.
Volunteer Orientation Class will be Saturday, April 9th from 9:30am-11:00am. (Contact DOCPAC for other orientation dates) Seating is limited, so you must pre-register before the date of volunteer orientation class. You can pre-register by calling 361-575-8573 or visiting the shelter. Please wear appropriate, comfortable clothing and tennis shoes. NO FLIP FLOPS.
To register for Volunteer Orientation, the following must be complete-
*Completed Volunteer Application
*We charge a one-time administrative fee of $25.00 to help us cover the cost of our volunteer program, which includes one t-shirt and orientation materials. Fees are non-refundable. If you are supervising a child, the fee is waived and a t-shirt can be purchased separately.
The parent/guardian accompanying the child volunteering must take the Volunteer Orientation class.
Click the following for more information and Volunteer Application: https://docpac.net/