Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer with Best Friends Animal Society Northeast Programs. This is the entry point that all volunteers under the age of 18 must use to register to volunteer with us. Please note that you will need a parent or guardian to assist you in completing your profile and the form below.
Upon completion of this form, you will receive an activation email to create your volunteer account. Please be sure to use an active email address, and check your spam filters for this email.
Our minimum age to volunteer for Strut Your Mutt and weekend adoption events and at the New York Lifesaving Center is 12. All volunteers age 12-15 volunteers must have a parent or guardian accompany them throughout the entire time they volunteer. The parent or guardian who accompanies the under 18 volunteer must also create a profile in the volunteer center (https://volunteers.bestfriends.org/?nd=m_home) and complete the volunteer agreement. Volunteers age 16 and 17 can volunteer independently but must have the signed permission from a parent or guardian, and no one under 18 can volunteer in an animal handling role.