Service Dogs, Inc. of Austin, Texas



Mighty Texas Dog Walk
Oct. 31, 2020


Stuffing goody bags
Date: TBA
Location: SDI Training Center

Packet Pick Up
Oct. 29 & 30 + Other dates
Locations: Petcos in Sunset Valley and the Arboreteum + Other locations
Help guests register and pick up their goody bags

Set up
Oct. 30
Austin American-Statesman
Help set up site, show sponsors to booths

Oct. 31
Austin American-Statesman
Water stops
SDI booth
Help guests register and pick up goody bags, help sponsors as needed, help sell raffle tickets, help give out water and fill water bowls at water stops, help SDI trainers at SDI booth, help with tear down

Other Events

Assist SDI staff at public speaking and public education events.  Examples, charity fairs, school appearances.

Dates and locations vary.

Event volunteers are scheduled by event, so the schedule and work hours vary.

Be sure to check out our events page to see what we will be up to next!

Training Center – in Dripping Springs, TX

Observe dog training while you help out:

Cut up treats, make enrichment items (stuff kongs), organize inventory, cleaning, landscaping.  You’ll be helping our trainers make more time for our dogs and clients in a beautiful hill country setting.

Can volunteers work with the dogs?


Our training staff takes care of everything involved with the dogs in their highly specialized training, as every contact is a training opportunity.

However, if you hang around enough, a trainer may ask you to help with a training exercise, such as, “May I pet your dog?”.  You’ll play the part of the person asking if you can pet the dog – and learn our protocol for petting!

Some of our staff started as volunteers, so it’s a great way to get your paw in the door.

Fundraising Projects

Do you have a great idea for a fundraiser?

Do you have a group that wants to fundraise and just needs an idea?

If so, we want to connect with you!

Please email us at [email protected] or call 512-858-1495.

Volunteer Application

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  • *if applicant is under 18 years of age, Parent or Guardian must complete volunteer application as well
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  • Volunteer Survey

    Service Dogs, Inc. is looking for motivated individuals to help with on-site and off-site projects as well as special events. Projects and events often happen on evenings and weekends and are sometimes out of town. Below is a survey that will help us get to know you better and how you would be best utilized at SDI.