Thanks so much for your interest in volunteering with Best Friends!

We welcome volunteers of all ages and from all regions! To help us to provide you the best experience, this information will match you with opportunities based on whether you are over/under the age of 18 and specific to your location.

To get started, please provide your birthdate and location below. For volunteers interested in volunteering with our Northwest Arkansas program, please select "National" under the Location dropdown. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to bfvolweb@bestfriends.org.


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Thank you for your interest in becoming a foster with Best Friends Animal Society - Atlanta!

Thank you for your interest in becoming a foster with Best Friends Animal Society - Atlanta!

Select this option if you would like to volunteer with Best Friends in the Atlanta area. We are currently taking new volunteers for transport, administrative, and event needs only. 

Select this option if you would like to volunteer with Best Friends in the Atlanta area. We are currently taking new volunteers for transport, administrative, and event needs only. 

  • Select this option if you are under 18 and would like to help Save Them All by becoming a volunteer with Best Friends in the Atlanta area.

  • The minimum age to volunteer is 12 years old but Best Friends determines which, if any, volunteer positions are appropriate for minor volunteers.

  • If you are 15 or younger, your parent or guardian must create their own volunteer account first and will be required to approve your account.
  • Select this option if you are under 18 and would like to help Save Them All by becoming a volunteer with Best Friends in the Atlanta area.

  • The minimum age to volunteer is 12 years old but Best Friends determines which, if any, volunteer positions are appropriate for minor volunteers.

  • If you are 15 or younger, your parent or guardian must create their own volunteer account first and will be required to approve your account.

If you love animals but can’t adopt, foster! Foster families provide temporary, in-home care for animals in Houston and the surrounding areas until they find adoptive homes. Not only is it easy, fun and one of the most rewarding things you can do for a homeless animals and for yourself, fostering gives an animal the love and attention he or she desperately needs, greatly increasing his or her chances of being adopted.

If you have any questions regarding our foster program, please email houstonfoster@bestfriends.org.

If you love animals but can’t adopt, foster! Foster families provide temporary, in-home care for animals in Houston and the surrounding areas until they find adoptive homes. Not only is it easy, fun and one of the most rewarding things you can do for a homeless animals and for yourself, fostering gives an animal the love and attention he or she desperately needs, greatly increasing his or her chances of being adopted.

If you have any questions regarding our foster program, please email houstonfoster@bestfriends.org.

Select this option if you would like to help us Save Them All by volunteering with Best Friends in Houston.

Select this option if you would like to help us Save Them All by volunteering with Best Friends in Houston.

  • Select this option if you are under 18 and would like to help Save Them All by becoming a volunteer with Best Friends in the Atlanta area.

  • The minimum age to volunteer is 16 years old but Best Friends determines which, if any, volunteer positions are appropriate for minor volunteers.

  • Select this option if you are under 18 and would like to help Save Them All by becoming a volunteer with Best Friends in the Atlanta area.

  • The minimum age to volunteer is 16 years old but Best Friends determines which, if any, volunteer positions are appropriate for minor volunteers.

Thank you so much for your interest in becoming a dog foster with Best Friends Animal Society - Los Angeles. We're so excited to have your help!

Thank you so much for your interest in becoming a dog foster with Best Friends Animal Society - Los Angeles. We're so excited to have your help!

Thank you so much for your interest in becoming a feline foster with Best Friends Animal Society - Los Angeles. We're so excited to have your help saving the lives of underaged kittens.

Thank you so much for your interest in becoming a feline foster with Best Friends Animal Society - Los Angeles. We're so excited to have your help saving the lives of underaged kittens.

Select this option if you would like to help us Save Them All by volunteering with Best Friends in the Los Angeles area.

Select this option if you would like to help us Save Them All by volunteering with Best Friends in the Los Angeles area.

Select this option if you are under 18 and would like to help Save Them All by becoming a volunteer with Best Friends in the Los Angeles area.

PLEASE NOTE: The minimum age to volunteer at our Los Angeles lifesaving centers is 16 years old.

However, Best Friends feels strongly that opportunities for youth volunteers must be made available to help us in our mission to Save Them All. Therefore, we also have the following opportunities for youth volunteers that are applicable for volunteer hours within Los Angeles:

    • DIY projects noted HERE 
    • Hosting a Kitten Shower 
    • Fostering with a parent/guardian
    • Offsite event set up (i.e. Super Adoption, Strut Your Mutt)
    • Scheduled Group Projects 
    • If you are 15 or younger, your parent or guardian must create their own volunteer account first and will be required to approve your account.

Select this option if you are under 18 and would like to help Save Them All by becoming a volunteer with Best Friends in the Los Angeles area.

PLEASE NOTE: The minimum age to volunteer at our Los Angeles lifesaving centers is 16 years old.

However, Best Friends feels strongly that opportunities for youth volunteers must be made available to help us in our mission to Save Them All. Therefore, we also have the following opportunities for youth volunteers that are applicable for volunteer hours within Los Angeles:

    • DIY projects noted HERE 
    • Hosting a Kitten Shower 
    • Fostering with a parent/guardian
    • Offsite event set up (i.e. Super Adoption, Strut Your Mutt)
    • Scheduled Group Projects 
    • If you are 15 or younger, your parent or guardian must create their own volunteer account first and will be required to approve your account.

Become a foster for Best Friends Satellite Foster Program in Montgomery County Alabama.

Become a foster for Best Friends Satellite Foster Program in Montgomery County Alabama.

National Volunteers help to Save Them All in a variety of ways, including: volunteering at local events, the Best Friends National Conference, Strut Your Mutt, assisting with local Community Cat Programs, or remotely from their own homes.

 

National Volunteers help to Save Them All in a variety of ways, including: volunteering at local events, the Best Friends National Conference, Strut Your Mutt, assisting with local Community Cat Programs, or remotely from their own homes.

 

  • Select this option if you are under 18 and would like to help Save Them All by becoming a national volunteer with Best Friends.

  • The minimum age to volunteer is 12 years old but Best Friends determines which, if any, volunteer positions are appropriate for minor volunteers.

  • If you are 15 or younger, your parent or guardian must create their own volunteer account first and will be required to approve your account.
  • Select this option if you are under 18 and would like to help Save Them All by becoming a national volunteer with Best Friends.

  • The minimum age to volunteer is 12 years old but Best Friends determines which, if any, volunteer positions are appropriate for minor volunteers.

  • If you are 15 or younger, your parent or guardian must create their own volunteer account first and will be required to approve your account.

If you love animals but can’t adopt, foster! Foster families provide short- or long-term, in-home care for pets until they find forever homes. Not only is it easy, fun and one of the most rewarding things you can do for a homeless pet and for yourself, fostering gives an animal the love and attention he or she desperately needs, greatly increasing his or her chances of being adopted.

If you have any questions, please email fosternyc.info@bestfriends.org. Thank you! 

If you love animals but can’t adopt, foster! Foster families provide short- or long-term, in-home care for pets until they find forever homes. Not only is it easy, fun and one of the most rewarding things you can do for a homeless pet and for yourself, fostering gives an animal the love and attention he or she desperately needs, greatly increasing his or her chances of being adopted.

If you have any questions, please email fosternyc.info@bestfriends.org. Thank you! 

Select this option if you would like to help us Save Them All by volunteering with Best Friends in the New York City area.

Select this option if you would like to help us Save Them All by volunteering with Best Friends in the New York City area.

  • Select this option if you are under 18 and would like to help Save Them All by becoming a volunteer with Best Friends New York.

  • The minimum age to volunteer is 12 years old but Best Friends determines which, if any, volunteer positions are appropriate for minor volunteers.

  • If you are 15 or younger, your parent or guardian must create their own volunteer account first and will be required to approve your account.
  • Select this option if you are under 18 and would like to help Save Them All by becoming a volunteer with Best Friends New York.

  • The minimum age to volunteer is 12 years old but Best Friends determines which, if any, volunteer positions are appropriate for minor volunteers.

  • If you are 15 or younger, your parent or guardian must create their own volunteer account first and will be required to approve your account.

Foster families provide a loving, stable environment for pets to grow, learn, relax, or recover from illness away from the stress that can often be found in a shelter setting.

Foster families provide a loving, stable environment for pets to grow, learn, relax, or recover from illness away from the stress that can often be found in a shelter setting.

Select this option if you would like to help Save Them All by volunteering with Best Friends in Northwest Arkansas.

Select this option if you would like to help Save Them All by volunteering with Best Friends in Northwest Arkansas.

Select this option if you are under 18 years old and would like to help Save Them All by volunteering with Best Friends in Northwest Arkansas.

Select this option if you are under 18 years old and would like to help Save Them All by volunteering with Best Friends in Northwest Arkansas.

Become a foster for Best Friends Satellite Foster Program in Polk County Florida.

Become a foster for Best Friends Satellite Foster Program in Polk County Florida.

Select this option if you are interested in providing a temporary foster home for dogs in the Best Friends program.

Select this option if you are interested in providing a temporary foster home for dogs in the Best Friends program.

Select this option if you are interested in providing a temporary foster home for cats and/or kittens in the Best Friends program.

Select this option if you are interested in providing a temporary foster home for cats and/or kittens in the Best Friends program.

Select this option if you would like to help us Save Them All by volunteering in the Salt Lake City area.

Select this option if you would like to help us Save Them All by volunteering in the Salt Lake City area.

  • Select this option if you are under 18 and would like to help Save Them All by becoming a volunteer with Best Friends – Utah and our Lifesaving Center in Sugar House.

  • The minimum age to volunteer is 12 years old but Best Friends determines which, if any, volunteer positions are appropriate for minor volunteers.

  • If you are 15 or younger, your parent or guardian must create their own volunteer account first and will be required to approve your account.
  • Select this option if you are under 18 and would like to help Save Them All by becoming a volunteer with Best Friends – Utah and our Lifesaving Center in Sugar House.

  • The minimum age to volunteer is 12 years old but Best Friends determines which, if any, volunteer positions are appropriate for minor volunteers.

  • If you are 15 or younger, your parent or guardian must create their own volunteer account first and will be required to approve your account.

Select this option if you would like to help us Save Them All by volunteering at our Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah.

Select this option if you would like to help us Save Them All by volunteering at our Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah.

 

  • Select this option if you are between the ages of 8 and 17 years and would like to help Save Them All by becoming a volunteer at our Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah.

  • The current minimum age to volunteer is 8 years old but Best Friends determines which volunteer positions are appropriate for minor volunteers.

  • If you are 15 or younger, your parent or guardian must create their own volunteer account first and will be required to approve your account.
  • Minors under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult while volunteering.  Each adult can supervise up to 2 minors during a volunteer shift.

 

 

  • Select this option if you are between the ages of 8 and 17 years and would like to help Save Them All by becoming a volunteer at our Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah.

  • The current minimum age to volunteer is 8 years old but Best Friends determines which volunteer positions are appropriate for minor volunteers.

  • If you are 15 or younger, your parent or guardian must create their own volunteer account first and will be required to approve your account.
  • Minors under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult while volunteering.  Each adult can supervise up to 2 minors during a volunteer shift.

 

Thank you so much for your interest in becoming a foster with Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. We're so excited to have your help saving the lives of sanctuary animals! 

 

Thank you so much for your interest in becoming a foster with Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. We're so excited to have your help saving the lives of sanctuary animals!