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.

We have over 150 special needs animals at the rescue and an extreme need for more weekly help. What we are looking for is regular weekly/by-weekly volunteers. We need people that can form a relationship with the animals and become familiar with our routine. Everything at Safe in Austin is a work in progress. We require kindness, an imagination, patience, and a love for extra needs animals and children!

If you are committed to becoming a weekly/biweekly/event volunteer we will have orientations listed under the events page on Facebook. Orientations are just for those committed to volunteering weekly/bi-weekly; we will post volunteer days for all others when we are available to on the main SIA facebook page.

* Can my children volunteer?

Children are welcome to volunteer with a parent but for their safety must stay with you at all times. We ask that they practice quiet feet (no running) and quiet voices around the animals.

* What should we wear or bring with us.

Closed toe shoes are a must!! Appropriate clothing for the weather, work gloves are recommended, water to drink. Be prepared to get dirty!!

* Can we come volunteer to just pet the animals.

We offer private tours for those wanting to spend one on one time with the animals.


Thank you for your interest in helping us with our mission of "Saving lives, and Healing heart"! We could not do this without our volunteers and are very grateful for our RESCUE FAMILY!


For those that are committing to volunteer weekly/biweekly or to volunteer at our public day events and have been here before please click here. If you have not visited before but would like to commit to volunteering weekly please email info@safeinaustin.org.

All others please follow the main Safe in Austin Rescue Facebook page for volunteer day opportunities.


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 any of our animals. 

Animal Care

We have morning and evening feedings. Morning feeding and clean-up takes about 3 hours each day!

Facilities Maintenance

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! If you have building or handyman skills - we've got a project for you!


Grant Writing

Are you familiar with researching and writing grant proposals? We need you! Reach out to info@safeinaustin.org.

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