Enrichment Volunteer Program

Do you have a passion and love for caring for animals? Are you looking for a fulfilling way to spend your free time? Look no further! We are now accepting applications to join our Enrichment Volunteer team!

Enrichment is a necessary (and fun) part of our day. By joining our enrichment volunteer team, you’ll have the opportunity to make sure the animals in our care have plenty of interesting things to sniff, chew, eat, and watch every day! Enrichment volunteers will help our furry residents deal with the mental and physical stressors that can occur in a shelter environment. Examples of some of the tasks enrichment volunteers will be learning how to help with are:

  • Taking dogs on walks
  • "Critter sitting" with our dogs and cats
  • Reading to our dogs and cats
  • Giving our dogs and cats puzzle games for mental enrichment
  • Teaching dogs simple tricks like "sit" or "paw"
  • Playing fetch or Round-Robin-Call with our dogs to get some aerobic exercise
  • Prepping stuffed Kongs, iced treats, making cat scratchers, etc.

Interested? Apply to join our team!

This position is for any volunteers 16 and older. Anyone under 18 MUST fill out a minor consent form. This position is open for anyone wanting to volunteer. 

Click here to fill out our online application. You will receive an email from our volunteer coordinator with additional information once your application has been reviewed and approved. 

If you have any questions, contact our volunteer coordinator, Genesis Juarez, at gjuarez@hselpaso.org