Get Involved

Get Involved

New Internship Program

We are excited to launch our new Internship Program. We now have on-site housing for people willing to make a three-month commitment. Spend the summer doing what you love!

Visiting the Sanctuary

We welcome guests on the second Saturday of every month at noon unless it’s raining. Please note we do not accept visitors during the hot summer months.

Sign up by contacting

All visitors must agree to sign and submit the Release of Liability Form, either prior to visiting or upon arriving at the sanctuary:

Release of Liability Form (.pdf file)

Coming out and interacting with the animals is a wonderful experience for the whole family. We encourage visitors to bring apples, lettuce, and carrots for the animals. We’re always happy to have visitors come out to the sanctuary!

Out of respect for our animals and our mission, we ask that our guests (volunteers, visitors, staff) refrain from bringing meat or any other animal products when visiting the sanctuary, and instead bring only vegan food options.  We—and the animals—thank you for your compassion and understanding!
We look forward to seeing you soon!

Donation Wishlist

  • Dry dog food
  • Dry deer corn
  • Pig feed
  • All-stock animal feed
  • Cruelty-Free cleaning products
  • Sturdy dog toys such as Rope toys, balls, Kongs
  • Feather & fur-free cat toys
  • Newspaper
  • Small paper boxes
  • Paper plates
  • Paper towels
  • Water hoses
  • Fresh fruits & vegetables
  • Gift cards: Home Depot, Lowes, Target, HEB, Walmart, Amazon
  • Pickup truck
  • Flat bed trailer
  • Weed eaters
  • Chain saw


As with most nonprofit organizations, SARA relies on the help of caring volunteers. Here are some of our volunteer opportunities.

On-site Volunteers

There is a mountain of work to be completed each day just to meet the basic needs of our 700+ animals. We welcome your interest and assistance with the following tasks.

  • Feeding: Every day we feed over 700 pounds of dry kibble to the dogs, over 1200 pounds of livestock feed to the pigs and other animals.
  • Cleaning: Cattery, infirmary, hen house, farm yard. As you can imagine, cleaning up after so many animals is vital to keeping the grounds clean and providing a healthy environment for our animal residents.
  • Animal Enrichment: Making “toys & treats” for animals.
  • Animal Socialization: Petting dogs, cats, goats.

Event Volunteers

We need volunteers to help at fundraisers and off-site events in Austin and San Antonio. Please email to learn about upcoming events where you can volunteer.

Apply to Volunteer

Please read and complete our Volunteer Application and Agreement form below.

Either print out and mail the completed form to:
SARA Sanctuary
ATTN: Volunteer Coordinator
PO Box 813
Seguin, TX 78156-0813

Or email a scanned copy or photo of the completed form to:

SARA is Hiring!

  • Animal Caretaker: Duties include feeding, cleaning, watering and grooming animals. Full- or part-time.
  • Groundskeeper/Maintenance: Full- or part-time.