Ways You Can Volunteer

It is an absolute fact that volunteers are a vital part of the Galveston Island Humane Society organization and we continue to work to develop a program that will utilize your time and skills.


We will be happy to have you join the GIHS Volunteer Team in any facet of the program that suits your interests. Orientations are conducted twice each month; on a Saturday morning, and a Wednesday evening. The orientation is designed to introduce interested parties to the many ways they may participate and become part of our mission to help the homeless animals of the Island. *Orientation is a requirement to be a volunteer.

If you are interested in becoming a part of our volunteer team, please complete and submit the on-line Volunteer Application, email it, print and mail it to volunteer@galvestonhumane.org, or drop by our facility to complete the form. You will be contacted concerning dates of the next orientation.

We look forward to having you as a part of our team.

Caroline Dorsett-Pate
Executive Director

hanks you for your interest in our Foster Care Program.  

  Fostering needy animal(s) is a richly rewarding experience and we thank you for opening your home and hearts.

  Whether you foster an animal that needs some time to grow, or an adult who needs a little extra TLC, you make it possible for us to provide the very best care possible for all of our residents at GIHS.

For more information you can download our Brochure and Application here:

When you are ready to make the commitment or have more questions please contact either 

Thresea Russ at: thresea@galvestonhumane.org  
Dani Gavin at: dani@galvestonhumane.org