You can become a lifesaving volunteer for Best Friends, or you can be a Best Friends Network Partner volunteer from anywhere!

Don’t live near a Best Friends location? Our remote opportunities make it possible for you (without ever leaving your community) to be a part of a lifesaving team working to save dogs and cats.

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Volunteer right where you are

Remote volunteers can help by finding homes for adoptable pets, managing social media, and giving foster pets a safe place to stay.

Whatever you decide to do from home, you’ll be playing a crucial role in improving the lives of homeless dogs and cats. 

Best Friends has a variety of remote roles that fit your lifestyle and schedule. Just take your pick of how you'd like to help.

If you're not sure which opportunity would be the best fit for you, email and someone from the team will contact you. 

Volunteer for a Best Friends Network Partner near you

The Best Friends Network is made up of thousands of public and private shelters, rescue groups, spay/neuter organizations, and other animal welfare groups across the country, all working to save the lives of dogs and cats in communities like yours. 

Each and every one of our network partners needs caring volunteers like you to help save the lives of pets where you live. 

Find a network partner near you today:

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Our remote volunteers and their stories

Working from home, our dedicated remote volunteers are helping to save the lives of our nation’s dogs and cats, while also taking part in a fulfilling and rewarding life experience.

Hillary Barker
One of the best parts about virtual volunteering is I feel like there’s some continuity between what I was doing in Boston and now London. I can still be involved in similar things and be a part of one of the same communities, even though the community I live in has changed.
Hillary Barker
Paula Roy
It’s so incredibly rewarding to help not only that one animal or litter, but then open space up for our shelters to take in more. As I’ve learned over the years, we need them as much as they need us.
Paula Roy
Jennifer Ronzello
Fostering and volunteering are very important to me. It's the most fulfilling part of my life because I get to see the impact I'm having. Thinking about the pet overpopulation problem is heartbreaking, and although the impact I'm having is relatively small, I am helping.
Jennifer Ronzello