Volunteer at the Sanctuary
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.
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
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
You'll find lots of information to help you plan your visit
to Best Friends and volunteer experience at Visiting
To register to be a Sanctuary Volunteer, click here. If you are a new volunteer, select New Volunteer
Signup. Once you have created your online account, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your volunteering opportunities.
Please contact our Volunteer Department at email@example.com or at (435) 644-2001 ext. 4119 to
make arrangements prior to your arrival. This will help ensure that you get to
volunteer in your favorite animal areas.
In order to schedule your volunteer time with us we will
need the following information from you. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the answers to the
Has each person created an Account and Volunteer Profile?
Has each person in your volunteer group fully completed and returned (via
email) to us the required Volunteer Agreement and Minor Permission form (if
applicable). Please have the others in your group reference your name if they
will be sending their agreements separately.
The exact dates you will be
here to volunteer (your beginning and ending dates).
What animal area(s)
you'd like to volunteer in (all of our animal areas have maximum volunteer
limits, so we ask that you are flexible with regard to volunteering. Some animal
areas may be at capacity while others may have openings.
volunteering you'd like to do (morning sessions, afternoon sessions, or
If you'd like to take a tour, let us know date and time.
The first and last names of all who will volunteer (please include ages of
those under 18 years).
Volunteer orientations are pre-scheduled by the Volunteer Department. Everyone that wishes
to volunteer at the sanctuary must attend a volunteer orientation prior to
volunteering. We will determine the best time for your orientation based on your
tour time (if applicable), and/or your animal areas of preference, and if your
first day of volunteering will be for a morning session or afternoon
Please also be aware that due to the large volume of people that
come to the sanctuary to volunteer, we must adhere to our orientation times. If
you are late and miss your scheduled orientation time you may have to wait until
the next scheduled time to go through your orientation.