Kid volunteer playing with a cat

Volunteer opportunities for kids

Volunteering is a great way to spend time with the animals at our Sanctuary and also make a difference in their lives. When supervised by a parent or guardian, kids can volunteer to help with cleaning, walking and caring for the animals. Kids under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult at all times while volunteering. One adult can supervise two minors.

For safety considerations, each animal area has its own minimum age requirements. The minimum age to volunteer in each area is:

Area Minimum age: 
Cat World - 9+ 
Bunny House - 8+ 
Parrot Garden - 8+ 
Dogtown and outings - 16+ 
Piggy Paradise - 16+ 
Horse Haven - 16+ 
Wild Friends - 18+ 
Sanctuary Store - 18+ 
Angels Rest - 18+ 
Landscaping - 18+

Learn more about volunteering at the Sanctuary

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Can't make it to the Sanctuary? No worries! Check out the Best Friends Family Fun page and discover:

  • DIY pet project PDFs 
  • Meet our adorable, adoptable animals 
  • Meet the professionals 
  • New arrivals 
  • Youth action items in your community 
  • Virtual educational presentations