The Palm Valley Animal Center is excited to announce that we are accepting volunteer applications for our NEW & IMPROVED volunteer program! If  you are interested in helping our furry critters please read below to get started!! We are thrilled to have new volunteers on board!


ATTENTION: All volunteers that attended an orientation before June 28th 2014 MUST attend another orientation session. We have made many changes, and you will need to be re-trained based on our new volunteer program. No exceptions!


Volunteer Program


The volunteer program is designed to create a wide range of opportunities for people of all ages. Anyone willing to donate their time to the orphaned animals of the Rio Grande Valley is welcome.  For the safety of the animals, volunteers, customers and staff; completion of the volunteer orientation is required prior to volunteering here at Palm Valley Animal Center. Our next volunteer orientations will be held October 3rd, October 12th and November 1st from 11am-12pm.

You must sign up online to attend orientation, as we do not accommodate walk-ins.  You can sign up this when you fill out a volunteer application form.

Volunteers must be 16 years of age to volunteer at Palm Valley unaccompanied by an adult. However, if a volunteer is under the age of 18, they must have a signed consent from their parent or guardian to participate in the Volunteer program. Volunteers 15 years and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times while volunteering at Palm Valley Animal Center.

Due to the limited amount of space, only volunteers 16 years and older are allowed to attend the orientation. Parents who would like to bring their children in as volunteers can fill out the required paperwork at orientation. We will not be able to accommodate your children.


Orientation Policy:

In consideration of the people who show up on time for orientation, we will start promptly at the designated time. We will not allow those who arrive late to attend orientation, but are welcome to sign up for the next available date. We recommend to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of orientation to fill out the required paperwork and to sign in.


Volunteer Hours:  

Monday through Saturday 11:00AM to 5:30PM; Sunday from 10:00AM to 3:30PM

Our volunteer program offers a variety of options for participation in the adoptions facility.  To see a list of volunteer opportunities, please click the link below.

Volunteer Opportunities

If any of these sounds interesting to you, please click the link below to fill out our Volunteer Application!!

Volunteer Application Form


We are looking forward to meeting you at orientation!!


Debbie Schrock, Volunteer & Foster Coordinator

956-686-1141 Ext. 24


Current volunteers, sign in here using your email address and the password you provided.

Volunteer Portal