In addition, you will select your TOP TWO assignment preferences. We will do our very best to assign you your preference and hope you understand that your assignment may be different from your selection(s).
If you are a CURRENT/ACTIVE Dallas Animal Services Volunteer, please continue to SECTION 2 to select your preference; otherwise, you are welcome to select from Section 1 (this includes volunteer groups that have not attended a formal volunteer orientation).
SIGN-UP PREFERENCE IS AVAILABLE THROUGH MONDAY, AUGUST 12th. Any sign-up preferences received after this date will be assigned where we have availability, or possibly earlier if all slots are filled prior to August 12th. Thank you!
SETUP CREW (6-9 am)Prepare parking areas with cones, traffic movementPop-up tents in needed location for shadingOther logistical prep as needed
WELCOME CREW VOLUNTEERSAssist customers waiting in line outside building Instruct customers on the no pets or strollers rule Answering questions about CTS for customers in lineAssist with volunteer check-in
DIRECTION GUIDE VOLUNTEERSAssist with customers watching welcome video. Assist with guiding directions for customers in adoptions lobby and adoptions areaAssist customers with general questions
LINE MONITOR VOLUNTEERSCheck applications and ensure paperwork is complete Answer questions for customers in lineHelp with assigning numbers to adopters Monitor applications line and seating to ensure hallway remains passable
HAPPY TAILS & DOG PICKUP VOLUNTEERSAssist customers exiting the buildingAssist customers toward the adoption photography areaAssist customers, as needed, to help hold pets while vehicles are brought for pickup
TRAFFIC CONTROL VOLUNTEERSMonitor parking lot for available parking spaces Assist customers with directions to CTS line or Lost & Found as applicableAssist customers with Lost & Found animals into correct doorway as neededCommunicate with Animal Control Officer on status of available parkingAssist customers finding available parking spaces
MASCOTBe one of our new mascots (one cat and one dog costume)Walk around and wave/greet our adopters, particularly the children!A great way to participate and remain anonymous 😊
TEAR DOWN CREW (4-7 pm)Take down all traffic/parking equipmentTake down tents and remove other equipment set up for event
CAT VOLUNTEERSEncourage customer adoptionsMonitor customers petting cats in their cages Take cats out for customersAssist staff to clean cat cages, as neededHelp customers navigate the roomEnsure customers sanitize during interactionsEnsure water bowl levels are sufficientMonitor the Get Acquainted Room
DOG VOLUNTEERSEncourage customer adoptions Monitor customer entry into kennelsTake dogs out (on leash only) to do meet and greetsAssist staff to clean dog kennels, as needed Help customers navigate the roomMonitor the Get Acquainted RoomEnsure water bowl levels are goodEnsure customers sanitize during interactions
RUNNER VOLUNTEERSPrepare and bring adopted animals from kennels to the adoptions desk to go home!
PHOTO STORY VOLUNTEERSAssist customers and their new pets taking adoption photosAssist photographer as needed