Volunteer at the Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah

Volunteer with Dog

When you become a Best Friends Sanctuary volunteer, you're giving the animals what they want and need most: personal attention, hands-on care and love. Whether you volunteer for a day, a week or longer, the animals at the Sanctuary truly appreciate the time you spend with them.

Volunteering with animals

Although we are a working sanctuary, your volunteer experience can be as laid-back or active as you like. Volunteer activities include things such as spending quiet time socializing with our animals, walking, feeding, grooming and assisting with the cleaning of the animal areas. Taking some of our animals on outings to town or other nearby locations is another way our volunteers help give them new and valuable experiences.

Volunteers can also take some of our animals on sleepovers which help prepare them for their forever home. All of these volunteer activities are very important for our animals and we appreciate you coming to the Sanctuary and pitching in!

Volunteers are welcome to volunteer in one or more of our animal areas at Best Friends. To learn more about each of these areas, please click on the animal areas in the column on the left of the page.

How to arrange for your volunteer time

You'll find lots of information to help you plan your visit to Best Friends and volunteer experience at Visiting Best Friends.

In order to begin setting up your volunteer experience, please go to volunteers.bestfriends.org There you will be able to create a profile if you are a new volunteer or sign in if you are an existing or returning volunteer. Once you have completed this process you will want to explore the Opportunities and Calendar/Shifts tabs on your homepage to see the many exciting volunteer opportunities we have available both at the Sanctuary in Kanab, UT and across the country.