Our lifesaving work around the country is made possible by kind and compassionate people like you — people who generously give their time to transport, foster, and volunteer with the animals in so many ways.

Wherever you live, there are countless ways to volunteer and make a lifesaving difference for dogs and cats in your community. And thousands of Best Friends Network Partners all over the country are all eager to have your help.

Our dedicated volunteers ― caring people like you ― are key in helping to Save Them All. Join us as a volunteer today.

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Ways to volunteer in your community

No matter where you live, you can help save the lives of cats and dogs.

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Volunteer with Best Friends

If you're not sure which opportunity would be the best fit for you, email bfvolweb@bestfriends.org 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. 

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True tales of lifesaving from around the U.S.

Here’s what some of our dedicated volunteers are doing to support Best Friends' lifesaving work across the nation.