Being a volunteer is a privilege.

It is also an important step each of us must take, to turn compassion into action.

You can choose to volunteer at the shelter, or in your community. Volunteers are required to serve at least 3 hours each week, so kindly consider carefully before committing. Certificates for volunteer service are issued after the service hours have been logged.

The Student Certificate programme requires a minimum of 20 volunteer hours. Please call our office for more information.

Which is best for you?

For volunteers who are comfortable and experienced with animals. This requires energy, patience and some training. You will have to go through a practical animal handling session, orientation, and an interview session with the Shelter Manager, or Volunteer Coordinator.

Typical tasks – grooming, dog walking, socialising, adoption, counselling, quality care for shelter animals, foster care for animals at home, office, etc.

For experienced volunteers who have at least 2 years of volunteer experience. Requires considerable training.

Typical tasks – Rescuing animals from road accidents, dealing with infected and injured animals, first-aid, prevention of cruelty visits, zoo watch, wildlife crimes, etc.

For animal friendly people and working professionals, who can keep an eye on street dogs and animal related issues. Requires orientation to Animal Welfare Board of India Do’s and Dont’s.

Typical tasks – Stray animal census, community feeding, Animal Birth Control (ABC), first-aid, adoption of puppies, colony awareness on ABC, and pet counselling.

Who can volunteer?

  • At least 14 years of age
  • Registered Blue Cross member
  • Comfortable around animals
  • Serve at least 3 hours/week
  • Renew status every January
  • Communicate respectfully with staff
  • Respect working hours & shelter regulations
  • No objection from parent/principal for students
  • Adhere to volunteer guidelines at all times
Become a Volunteer

Puppy Socialising


  2.30PM to 4.30PM

Want to be a Community Animal Care Taker (CCT) instead?

Sign up and be responsible for animals in your community!

How to be a CCT



Download the CCT application form using the button below. Complete the form and courier it to the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) address in Chennai. After processing, you will receive your CCT Card.

CCT Application Form



Download the CCT Guidelines and read them carefully on how to handle animals in your community. If you have questions, please feel free to reach out to volunteers at the Blue Cross of Hyderabad.

CCT Guidelines



Participate and be part of the CCT activities, which will be announced by Blue Cross from time to time. Become familiar with the Animal Welfare Guide, which is invaluable to you and your community.

Animal Welfare Guide


My experience of volunteering with Blue Cross cannot just be summed up in words. It goes above and beyond anything I’d ever thought being involved with animals was going to be. I’m extremely proud to be with Blue Cross of Hyderabad and thank them sincerely for giving me the opportunity to do what I’m so passionate about! Read More
Nita Paropkari, Volunteer
Whatever little I have achieved as a volunteer from the year 2000, is mainly due to the encouragement and the instant positive response I continue to receive from the Blue Cross of Hyderabad, an organization which is the only refuge for animals in every type of need. Read More
Y. Padmaja, Volunteer