Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer! Currently, our Getting Started Orientations are full for the month of May. Please check back for future dates in June. 

Without volunteers, Animal Friends simply could not be the progressive, successful organization it is today. Our dedicated volunteers are committed to spending time with our residents, bringing pet therapy to those who need it most, lending a hand at a low-cost clinic, greeting guests at our signature gala and everything in between. Every single hour they give is simply invaluable to our mission.

Requirements

To become a volunteer with Animal Friends, you must:

  • RSVP and attend the Getting Started Orientation at Animal Friends (scroll down to RSVP).
    • If you wish to work directly with the animals, you must attend an animal handling training workshop after you have completed your orientation.
    • If you wish to become a volunteer foster, you must attend a foster training workshop after you have completed your orientation.
  • Be 13 years of age or older.
    • Volunteers younger than 18 years old must have a parent or guardian fill out the application, attend the Getting Started Orientation and become a volunteer with them.
    • Volunteers must be 16 years or older to socialize cats or rabbits and 18 years or older to socialize dogs without a parent or guardian.
    • Under 13? Click here to learn more about how you can help the animals.
  • For court-ordered community service, click here.
  • For Day of Services or volunteer groups, click here

Ready to get started volunteering? Please click the RSVP button to fill out your volunteer application and register for an orientation.

Start Your Application

Questions? Contact our Volunteer team.

Volunteering@ThinkingOutsideTheCage.org  |  412.847.7053