​Rita B. Huff Humane Society © 2017 All rights reserved

Volunteer Qualifications

All volunteers at Rita B. Huff Humane Society must be 15 years of age or older. No exceptions to this policy will be made. Any persons who are 15 years whom wish to volunteer must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times, including orientations and training. Volunteer opportunities/tasks may be limited due to safety for persons at the age of 15 years old. 

What will we be asking of you as a volunteer?

  1. Volunteering is a serious commitment. We cannot run the shelter without you; your volunteer schedule is just as important as any of our staff members.
  2. Please have the time and availability to commit to volunteering for at least six months.
  3. Attend required training sessions for your interests/volunteer role(s)
  4. Commit to volunteering six hours a month
  5. Support our philosophies and policies inside and outside the shelter
  6. Be honest and realistic with us and with yourself concerning your needs, wishes and availability.
  7. Have fun!!!


Community service & volunteering as a group for school, work or community organization


Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Rita B. Huff Humane Society! Without our volunteers, we would not be able to serve the community and the number of animals we intake. Giving your time here at the shelter is not easy. It is messy and exhausting and, sometimes, heart wrenching, but the unconditional love you receive from the animals and genuine gratitude from the staff makes all the work rewarding in remarkable ways. We are looking for people who have the drive to make a difference and the time to do so. Volunteering is a huge commitment, but you will learn new skills and become a part of a wonderful, fun community of like-minded individuals. Through your dedication to the volunteer program, you have the power to change an animal’s life for the better. 


Rita B. ​​Huff

Humane Society of Walker County

Rita B. Huff accepts a limited number of community service individuals. If you are assigned to complete community service at the shelter, it is YOUR responsibility to arrive at 8am and work until 12noon. Community service individuals help staff with the basic upkeep of the shelter.

We love having groups come to the shelter to do various projects! In the past, volunteer groups have helped us do yard work, put together animal goodie bags, made cat toys, stuffed dog Kongs, and more! We can also arrange a tour, dog talk and/or cat talk. Groups must be limited to 10 people. All groups wishing to volunteer MUST schedule a day and time in advance. We do not do tours before 11am. To schedule a group day at the shelter please contact us at (936) 295-4666 for more info.

Rita B. Huff Humane Society

530 Bearkat Blvd. 

Huntsville, Texas 77340

Tel: 936-295-4666

Hours of Operation:

Monday to Friday: 12pm to 6pm

Saturday: 12pm to 4pm

Sunday: Closed