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Intern Application

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Volunteer Group Information

Safe In Austin is a 501(c)3 nonprofit sanctuary dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating, and caring for animals that have been abused, abandoned, or have special needs. We show our rescues a new way of life by sharing their unique stories and introducing them to children with similar backgrounds to heal along side the animals.

Safe In Austin Volunteers gain experience working at a nonprofit sanctuary with over 200 animal residents covering over a dozen species, learn valuable skills related to animal health behavior and care, as well as get the chance to bond with so many animals while performing daily duties. 

Your time volunteering at Safe In Austin is valued beyond words, and we thank you for your interest! We could not maintain the high standards of care without the help of our interns and volunteers.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Safe in Austin with your group.

We have had all sizes of groups volunteer with us and appreciate each and everyone!


Some of the group volunteer activities include cleaning up after the animals (poo-per scooping), brushing the animals, cleaning kennels and cages, small or large fencing project, building, shrub removal, plus so much more.

We usually will not know in advance exactly what project your group will be working on as our needs change daily. 

We always take in to consideration the size of the group and the ages.

Of course there is always some time left to make sure everyone gets a chance to visit with the animals as well.


  • Group Volunteer times are usually 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

  • Closed Toe Shoes are a must.

  • Openings are available year-round.

  • This volunteer work will be performed 100% on-site and transportation is not provided

  • Volunteers must be prepared to work in all weather conditions and plan to dress appropriately.

  • Must be over 8yrs old with a parent present.

  • We can accommodate groups up to 40 people or more.

  •  Everyone have a signed wavier

  •  Bring water and work gloves for your group.

General Requirements

● Interest in animal care, veterinary science, animal behavior, nonprofit work

● Commitment to Safe In Austin’s organization goals and mission

● Ability to lift 30 pounds and do general physical work

● Attention to detail & extremely reliable

● Ability to work independently and as part of a team

● Communication skills

● Flexibility and openness to a multitude of tasks

● Willingness to learn new things and get covered in mud


Group Volunteer

with the Safe in Austin Animal Care Team!

If you'd like to volunteer your time at Safe in Austin we welcome you to let us know by completing an application today!

One of our team members will be in touch to discuss your requested dates or confirm your date and time has been added to our schedule.   

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