Thank you for considering volunteering with Safe in Austin. We are a non-profit dedicated to the well being and safety of abused and neglected animals; and the healing of children with similar stories of abuse, trauma, or special needs. 


We can always use volunteers.   Your help is GREATLY appreciated.

Some important facts to ensure that your experience is rewarding: 

  • All volunteers should be animal lovers!

  • When volunteering please wear closed toed shoes (tennis shoes are fine) and long pants are preferred, but not required. For your safety, no flip-flops or open-toed shoes are allowed. 

  • We suggest you bring a change of clothes, waterproof boots or shoes in case of rain, mud, or poop while volunteering!

  • A waiver must be signed by all volunteers.

  • All volunteers younger than 14 must volunteer with a parent or guardian. (Contact us for more information)

  • Anyone can be prohibited from volunteering if they do not exhibit safe practices.  


If you are under 16, or plan on volunteering with your children, please be sure to review our Under 18 Policy which welcomes children and keeps them safe while at the Ranch.

All volunteers will need to complete an orientation. To sign-up for an orientation and register to become a volunteer click the button below to be directed to our Volunteer Facebook page.  You must have a valid Facebook account to register. If you have any questions, please email


Once you've completed the registration process and have selected your orientation date, please take a moment to fill out the liability forms. These forms will be required upon arrival on the Safe in Austin Ranch. Please read through the form and fill out the required information. Any minors who will be volunteering without their 

parent/guardian or will be traveling with a school/organization are required to complete the minor liability form.

While ideas on how you can help are limitless, here are some ideas to consider:

Socialization and love are both incredibly important for all our animals, especially the new ones that are learning to forgive and trust!  

Training is also important for everyone here, and we are happy to teach anyone interested in learning how to work with and train any of our animals. 


At our organization, Volunteers are crucial in helping to keep our administrative systems maintained and functioning well. We need help with everything administrative, including; filing, data entry, mailings, correspondence, and many other day-to-day tasks.



If you have an interest and skill in social media networking, graphic design, production, web or app development, photography, videography, or online marketing, we could use your talents for the creation of print/web marketing collateral (flyers, posters, ads, merchandise, web banners/mini-sites, dog profile descriptions, photos, videos), and social media networking (writing/posting to our social media accounts).


Facilities Maintenance and Animal Care / Walking

We need help keeping our facilities clean, safe, and operational. Volunteers on this team must be willing to pick up and clean up after animals. We are especially looking for experienced veterinarian technicians, contractors, handy-persons or landscapers; but anyone is welcome that is willing to help!



Got other skills and interests? Tell us about them and we'll put you to work!

If you have any additional volunteering questions, please  e-mail us at  We appreciate your interest and thank you for becoming a part of the Safe in Austin rescue team & helping us save more lives and heal more hearts.  We look forward to having you!!