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Volunteer and save lives in Waynesboro
With millions of animals in shelters around the country hoping for families of their very own, one of the most valuable gifts you can give is the gift of your time.

Volunteer opportunities abound in Waynesboro, including providing companionship to dogs and cats in shelters, fostering pets in your home, helping with marketing or social media, and transporting animals to locations where their chances for adoption are higher. For animals waiting to go home for good, your kindness makes all the difference.

After you complete your application and profile, you will receive an automated email with details about volunteer opportunities and sign-up instructions. Please familiarize yourself with the Best Friends Volunteer Handbook and Orientation.

If you’ve volunteered with Best Friends before, you probably have a volunteer profile already. If you need help reactivating your account (inactive profiles are deactivated after six months), please email [email address] for assistance.

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Volunteer opportunities

There are so many ways you can make a lifesaving difference for dogs and cats through volunteering here in Waynesboro, and we can help you to discover the opportunity that’s right for you.

<p>To begin the process, please submit an application below in the area that most interests you. Once you’ve completed your training, you’ll have access to the full list of volunteer opportunities.</p>

<p>To volunteer, you must be at least ___ years old [optional: or xx years old accompanied by a parent or guardian]. Please note that depending on the volunteer opportunity, minimum age may vary. All volunteers are asked to commit to [x] hours or [x] shifts per month.</p>

<p>If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the volunteer department at <strong>[local email address]</strong>.</p>

On-site volunteer opportunities

Enjoy in-person, quality time with pets and people right here at our center.
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Remote volunteer opportunities

Looking to make a difference from the comfort of your own home? Great, here's how.
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Transport volunteer opportunities

Want to put loyal cats and dogs on the road to loving homes? You hold the key.
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