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Volunteers Make a Difference

The Hill Country SPCA was founded by volunteers and continues to depend on volunteers for its ongoing success. Whatever your special skill, we can use you!

If you are looking for a fun, rewarding way to give back to your community, join us in improving the lives of companion animals in the Texas Hill Country.

Animal Care Volunteers help the staff of the Trudy Brune Hill Country SPCA care for and support our animal friends while they await adoption into a loving new home.

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They walk the dogs, teach them basic manners and obedience, and may help bathe and groom them, if the volunteer wishes.

Best of all, our animal care volunteers get to pet and play with the dogs and cats and puppies and kittens in our care.

Daily interaction with a variety of people is good for our animals, enhancing their socialization and ensuring that they are always ready for adoption.

So, if you love anything with four legs and a tail, this is the “job” for you.

Youth Volunteers are a special group of Animal Care Volunteers who help out on Saturdays and during school vacations and the summer.

Youth volunteers must be 14 years of age and interested in dogs and cats.

Youth Volunteers also participate in the Weinachten Parade and other special events.

Desk Volunteers serve as front desk receptionists, freeing staff members to spend more time caring for the animals.

Desk volunteers welcome visitors to the shelter, answer the phone, and conduct tours of the Trudy Brune Hill Country SPCA Shelter.

They may also help maintain various shelter records, write thank you notes to donors, and assist in community outreach activities.

Desk volunteers often bring a dog or a cat to the front desk for special one-on-one attention.

If you are outgoing and like to interact with people as well as animals, this would be a good spot for you.

Grounds/Landscape Volunteers help maintain the Trudy Brune Hill Country SPCA building and grounds.

They plant and mow and weed and trim, but many hands make for light work and great companionship.

If gardening is your passion, this is the perfect volunteer job for you!

Community Outreach Volunteers work with youth groups such as the 4H or Scouts, make educational presentations, and support the HC SPCA’s participation in parades and festivals.

These volunteers design and decorate floats for the Fourth of July, County Fair, and Weinachten Parades, and often ride or walk in the parades.

In addition, they take animals to special events organized by merchants in our community as well as to nursing homes and senior citizen centers.

If contributing to the “special something” that makes Fredericksburg unique is your volunteer goal, community outreach may be just the thing for you.

Fund Raising Volunteers help organize, publicize, and stage fund raisers and special events. Each fall we stage a direct mail Annual Giving Drive to raise operating funds, and we sponsor a reception in January to thank our annual giving donors.

We also put on several signature events each year:

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During December, Santa Paws provides you or your pet the opportunity to have a picture taken with Santa Claus.

Paddy's Party is the Hill Country SPCA's largest fundraising event of the year. Paddy's Party 2014 will be held on March 29th, at Pat's Hall in Fredericksburg. For more information about this event, please contact us at: 830-990-9085 or look for additional information to be posted on our website during the upcoming months.

So, if you like planning parties and would like to join the Paddy's Party committee or helping out with Santa Paws or the Annual Giving program, please contact us at 830-990-9085

Newsletter Volunteers write articles for and assemble PawPrints, our newsletter. If you like to write, or would enjoy chatting while readying the newsletter for mailing, this is the spot for you.

If you are able to help with in any of the above areas, please contact Kristin Szafraniec, Shelter Director at (830) 990-9085 or send email to sheltermanager@hillcountryspca.com

You may wish to download our Volunteer Application (PDF) for more information. Of course, we will provide training for you.

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Why Volunteer?

When you volunteer at the Hill Country SPCA, you can:

Enjoy interacting with our dogs and cats

Develop new skills or hone existing capabilities

Meet people with similar interests

Acquire work experience

Give back to your community

Most importantly, volunteering will make life brighter for the pets in our care and better for the people and animals in our community. Whatever your special skill, we can use you.

Volunteer Application

Download our Volunteer Application (PDF) and complete it at your leisure.

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You may bring or mail your completed application to the Trudy Brune Hill Country SPCA, 2981 South Highway 16, Fredericksburg, TX 78624.

Or stop by the Trudy Brune Hill Country SPCA to get acquainted and complete a volunteer application. Whatever your special skill and interest, we can use you! We look forward to seeing you around the shelter.

Make a Donation for the Animals in Our Care

We spend more than $50 a month to provide food, shelter, and medical attention for each animal in our care.

If you would like to help us, please visit Help the Animals to make a secure online donation.

The Hill Country SPCA respects the privacy of its donors and does not sell or exchange any donor information.

Remember…. It’s all about the animals!

The Hill Country SPCA
2981 South Highway 16
Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
(830) 990-9085