*On-site volunteers must be 16 years or older
*We require that all our volunteers commit to a minimum of eight hours per month. This helps us provide the animals in our shelter with a secure environment featuring continuity and consistency.
*We do not accept court-appointed community service.
Interested in Volunteering?
Step 1) Review our volunteer qualifications.
Step 2) Click Here to visit our MyVolunteer page to fill out an application and sign up today!
Step 3) Please write down the username and password you make! You will need it again for your personal volunteer page where you'll sign up for shifts, trainings, etc.
Step 4) You will receive an email from our staff with next steps once your application has been processed
**Volunteers under 18 years of age must have a release form signed by a parent or legal guardian.**
Individual volunteer opportunities
Many dedicated individuals help Friends of Strays' homeless pets by representing our organization at special events & fundraisers, socializing cats and dogs, counseling adopters, and performing many other valuable tasks at our shelter. Volunteers are the heart of FoS and without their time, talents, and resources, we would not be able to save the lives of thousands of animals each year. Individual opportunities may include...
- Cat Care/Cleaning
- Adoption Center/Greeter
- Dog Walking
- Happy Cats Socialization Training
- Dog Care/Cleaning
- Animal Transport
- Return to Field Transport
- Donation Pick Up
- Community Cat Trapping
group volunteer opportunities
Friends of Strays welcomes corporate and other business groups of up to eight adults, 18 years or older. Volunteering at Friends of Strays is a great way to build team camaraderie while helping us provide a safe and loving environment for our shelter animals until they find their furever homes. Group activities may include...
- Grounds Maintenance
- Cleaning Interior of Shelter Including Hallways, Kitchens, Baths, etc.
- Organizing Closets (Interior) and Shed (Exterior)
- Cleaning Interior and Exterior of FoS Van
- Help With Feeding Animals
- Help With Cleaning Cages and Animal Rooms
- Walking Dogs (When Available and Accompanied by Staff)
- Painting Projects
- Other Projects
For volunteer groups, contact our Engagement Manager, Victoria Penegor, at [email protected] for more information.