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Helping animals from home or locally

We have many opportunities that allow you to volunteer with Best Friends and Best Friends Network partners from home or in your community!

The Best Friends Network is made up of hundreds of shelters, rescue groups and other animal welfare organizations from all across the country that are committed to saving the lives of homeless pets through effective adoption, spay/neuter and intake prevention programs. The network was built upon Best Friends Animal Society’s belief that collaboration is one of the keys to ending killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters. Together, we are leading the way by inspiring communities and implementing proven methods that show the country that no-kill is possible.

We strive to make our volunteering opportunities accessible to the largest number of people possible. If you have accessibility requirements in order to fulfill a volunteer role in which you are interested, please contact us at so we can work together to accommodate you. 

Check out our featured opportunities below.

If you are interested in one of the foster care support positions below, please submit an interest form.

If you are interested in one of the positions below, please go to to log in to your account. If you are a new Best Friends volunteer you can create a profile here as well. Once you have completed these steps you will be able to search for the opportunities for which you wish to volunteer.

Interested in more ways to save lives remotely? Best Friends’ national operations team is looking to add to their dedicated team of lifesaving support volunteers. The NOVA team has four distinct volunteer roles, each of which is essential for helping dogs and cats find loving homes.