Operation Kindness  |  Saving Animal's Lives Since 1976 The Oldest & Largest No-Kill Animal Shelter in North Texas
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Operation Kindness is open to the public Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from Noon to 7:00pm, Friday-Sunday from 11pm to 5:00pm, and closed on Tuesdays. But, the animals need care 365 days a year so we need volunteers to help seven days a week from 8am until 7pm.

We would love to have you volunteer with us - plus, "fur fixes" are guaranteed!

What Are The Benefits Of Volunteering?

  • All active volunteers receive a newsletter.
  • Outstanding volunteers are presented with Operation Kindness' Volunteer of the Month award and recognized in the newsletter and at the shelter.
  • Volunteers and their families are invited to our annual holiday party in December where we announce the Volunteer of the Year, Foster of the Year and present other special awards
  • Opportunity to expand your knowledge and skills working with a variety of animals.
  • Best of all, you'll have the warm feeling of knowing that you are helping animals in need!

What Can I Do As A Volunteer?

  • Kennel Work: Cleaning cages, laundry, general upkeep and maintenance.
  • Walking Dogs: Dogs are walked at least twice a day in the morning and afternoon.
  • Cat Rooms: Help maintain cat and kitten rooms, clean cages, change litter boxes.
  • General Help: Receptionist, answering phones, greeting visitors, assist with mailings and general office work.
  • Foster Home Program: Care for young, recovering or pregnant animals in your home. You'll be saving a life!!
  • Fundraising: Assist with fundraising events and activities.
  • Computer: Data entry in shelter database.
  • Volunteer Committee: Welcoming new volunteers, coordinating and assisting with volunteer training.
  • Transportation: Transporting animals to TV shows, vets, events, etc.
  • Speaker's Bureau: Presentations at schools, community groups, etc. .
  • Telephone Committee: Call volunteers, contact adopters after adoption, etc
  • Special Events: Planning, coordinating and staffing at Operation Kindness and community events.
  • Adoption Counseling: Work with adopters to find their new companion, counseling adopters on training and pet care, completing adoption paperwork, etc.
  • Publicity: Distribute event flyers, newsletters, etc.
  • and lots more...

Volunteer Guidelines and Restrictions

  • The minimum age for volunteering is 6 years with a legal guardian - there is no maximum age!
  • All volunteers must attend a regular volunteer orientation session.
  • Volunteer fees are $35 for adults and $25 for junior under 18 and seniors over 65. It includes your volunteer handbook as well as your Operation Kindness t-shirt.
  • Volunteers aged 6 -16 must be accompanied at all times by a parent or legal guardian who is also an active volunteer. All volunteers under 18 must have parental consent.
  • Youth groups can volunteer for special projects when accompanied by a supervising adult. Call us for more information.
  • Volunteers must work at least one of the following:
    • A minimum of six hours a month in the shelter
    • A minimum of six events a year
    • As an active volunteer on a committee
    • As a foster parent

I Want To Help! So What's Next?

Complete an online Volunteer Application by clicking here.
**Please note that if you are volunteering with a junior (6-16 years of age) the parent MUST submit an application along with the junior.

Attend a mandatory Volunteer training session scheduled for you by the Volunteer Coordinator
Get involved! - help the animals and have fun!

Questions? Contact Volunteer Manager Tomi Tucker by email or calling 972-428-3821


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