If you click the link above you will be taken to our new Volunteer Application. If you know someone who is unable to fill it out online, they are welcome to come in and fill out a paper copy.

The goal of our Volunteer Application is to determine who to best utilize our volunteers time based on any experience they may have that would benefit the animals or the entire shelter best.

Please fill out the application as completely and to the best of your ability. Incomplete applications can make it difficult to know how to best use your unique talents.

If you need volunteer hours for a specific cause(school, legal, etc.) please let us know, we are happy to assist you in completing as many possible hours at our facility.

Already a volunteer? What's next?

We attempt to make our volunteers time and experience positive and incredibly rewarding. If you have a moment, please click here to take a quick 4 question survey for us.

We're looking to pinpoint exactly what made your experience great and what is working the best to make our shelter a success. Now if for any reason you may have had a negative experience, please still fill out the survey and give us the best possible explanation about where your experience lacked so we can improve.

Please be aware that any awesome quotes or stories could potentially be published on this website.

Group Help

If you are looking for a volunteer project for a group, we could definitely use your help. We have had youth groups, and other organizations come for several hours and help. Everyone loves volunteering at the shelter because it doesn't feel like work when you're surrounded by animals who love you.

For more information contact us at executivedirector@winnieberry.org or by phone at (936)639-1880.

  • Volunteer Application

    "To compassionately and responsibly create a more humane world for animals."
    Choose days of the week that you are available (any hours between 10am-5pm)
  • Refernces

    Please list two personal references that we may contact.
  • VOLUNTEER AGREEMENT & RELEASE

    My services to the Winnie Berry Humane Society of Angelina County are provided strictly in a voluntary capacity as a volunteer and without any express or implied promise of salary, compensation or other payment of any kind whatsoever. My services are furnished without any employment-type benefits, including employment insurance programs, worker's compensation accrual in any form, vacations or sick time.

    I will familiarize myself and comply with the Society's policies and procedures applicable to volunteers. In particular, I fully understand the Society expects high standards of moral and ethical treatment of the animals under its care. I will adhere strictly to these standards in my capacity as a volunteer. I will follow the policies, procedures, and safety precautions of the Society, and follow the instructions / directions of the staff of the Society. I understand the Society without notice or hearing may terminate my services as a volunteer at any time, with or without reason.

    I understand the potential safety risks of working with animals and of bringing home illnesses from the shelter to personal pets. I will practice reasonable health hygiene and adhere to the hygiene policies of the Society. I am covered by a health insurance plan, and I am current on my tetanus vaccination. I will not bring unapproved guests or family to the Society while I am on duty.

    I understand the handling of animals and other volunteer activities on behalf of the Society may place me in a hazardous situation and could result in injury to me or my personal property. On behalf of myself, and my heirs, personal representative and assigns, I hereby release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless the Society and its directors, officers, employees and agents from any and all claim, causes of actions and demands of any nature, whether known or unknown, arising out of or in connection with my volunteer activities on behalf of the Society. This might include costs, attorneys' fees and court cost incurred by the Society in connection with my services based on damages or injuries which may be incurred or sustained by me in any way.

    I understand public relations are an important part of a volunteer's activities on behalf of the Society. I hereby authorize the Society to use any photographs of me in its possession for public relations purposes.

    I ACKNOWLEDGE I HAVE READ THE ABOVE AGREEMENT AND FULLY UNDERSTAND THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS RELEASE AND I WILL COMPLY WITH THE SAME.
  • PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN FOR THOSE UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE

    As a parent or legal guardian of the above-named volunteer, I hereby give my consent to allow my child / ward to volunteer for the Society. I have read the above Volunteer agreement and Release and fully understand and agree to all terms and conditions.