Animal Friends offers a variety of opportunities for volunteers with special needs. Any volunteer who requires an aide must have his or her aide present at all times when volunteering. Each and every aide who will accompany a special needs client while volunteering at Animal Friends must attend a Getting Started orientation, become a volunteer and complete any relevant animal handling classes with his or her client. 

Please complete an online volunteer application and you'll receive an email with the dates and times of when we have orientations coming up as well as a phone number to call to hold your spot in a session. Special needs volunteers and their aides should each complete their own application and RSVP for a slot in an upcoming orientation session.


To schedule an appointment to discuss, contact our Volunteer Department

Volunteers with Special Needs

Animal Friends

Caryl Gates Gluck Resource Center
562 Camp Horne Road | Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Phone: 412.847.7000 | Fax: 412.847.7001
M-F 11 a.m.-7 p.m. | S/S 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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