We Need Your Help!

How great would it feel to help a pet find its perfect family? Or work a special event that raised funds for the pets in our care? Whether it’s kennels or clerical, we can always use more help. There are so many ways you can help as a volunteer.
We could not do everything we do for pets and the people who love them without you, our extraordinary, dedicated volunteers. In fact, Volunteers donate nearly 50,000 hours a year. Volunteer today.

Requirements & Application

Who can volunteer?

We’d love for you to join our volunteer pack!

Requirements for becoming an HSEP volunteer:

A. Must be at least 16 years or older. (Children and youth, ages 10-15, can volunteer with their parents/guardians. Youth, ages 16-17, must have parental approval.)

B. Must have internet access to complete volunteer training online.

C. Felony convictions of any kind, or misdemeanors related to animal cruelty, drugs, theft, or violence, preclude involvement in our volunteer program.

Unfortunately, we are not accepting new volunteers in April 2023. Check back in May 2023 for more updates.

Looking for Group Volunteer Opportunities?

We have different opportunities for community and student groups to complete projects to help our pets. Please contact volunteershsep@gmail.com for details.

If you are a teacher looking for a class project, especially for younger students, please check out our Service Projects for Children in the next section.

Corporate, Adult & High School Community Service Groups

Those interested in one-time volunteer opportunities are invited to participate in Adult and High School Community Service Groups. In lieu of an in-person event, all groups are welcome to craft and donate these items on their own time.

Service Projects for Children and Youth

Contact: Education and Volunteer Coordinator Tayler Quintana at tquintana@hselpaso.org, or call (915) 532-6971, Ext. 117.

Make wonderful pet toys and treats

Build Terrific T-shirt Toys and Cozy Winter Shelters

Be sure to visit our social media channels for more ways to help our furry resident’s lives.