Book your dream vacation to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah!

Volunteer shifts must be scheduled as far in advance as possible. Each animal area has a maximum number of volunteers it can accommodate during each shift. To get started, please visit volunteers.bestfriends.org or contact the Sanctuary Volunteer Department at volunteers@bestfriends.org or 435-644-2001, ext. 4119.

 

We truly appreciate the wonderful work our volunteers do towards making a difference in the animals’ lives and would love to welcome you as a volunteer.

Every year, thousands of volunteers and visitors come to the Sanctuary, especially during the summertime. So planning ahead is important. We recommend planning your experience here before booking flights.

TOUR THE SANCTUARY
See an overview of the whole Sanctuary, spend time at a specific animal area or even go on a guided hike!

VOLUNTEER
Spend some quality one-on-one time with the animals. Start by creating your volunteer profile, then book shifts.

SANCTUARY LODGING
Stay in a cottage, cabin or an RV site on the Sanctuary grounds. Availability is limited, so keep in mind these other local options.

Add-ons and seasonal opportunities

Meeting adoptable pets
If you’re thinking about adopting a new best friend during your visit, please contact our adoptions team early for an appointment. You can start by filling out an adoption survey or emailing adoptions@bestfriends.org. And be sure to check out our adoption specials, which often offer reduced or free adoption fees and free flights home for your new pet (anywhere in the U.S. and Canada).  

Kids camp
Are you visiting during the summer months with kids? Learn more and reserve a day (or additional days) at our free summer kids camp.

Local events
Check out weekly animal-themed events, such as Bunny Yoga and Paint Your Pet’s Portrait, featured at our visitor center in downtown Kanab.

Workshops
Looking for an educational opportunity? Be sure to take a look at our wide range of Sanctuary workshops.

For more educational opportunities for students, learn about our internships and externships.