Ready To Get Involved?

We're thrilled you're interested in volunteering with Best Friends Animal Society. As a leader in animal welfare, Best Friends is quite active locally to achieve the mission of – No More Homeless Pets. Below is a brief description of our programs and initiatives to get you acclimated with our needs here in LA, as well as next steps for signing up to volunteer.

Opportunities to Help:

Adoption Center

Foster Program

Community Outreach

Special Events

Next Steps:

All volunteers new to the Center (including previous Best Friends volunteers) are required to go through a New Volunteer Orientation before actively volunteering.

Visit for an upcoming schedule of orientations, to schedule your orientation and create your volunteer profile. Volunteers are requested to uphold a commitment to serve five hours per month for six months minimum.  Volunteers must be at least 12 years old to volunteer (and supervised by a parent or guardian while volunteering if 12-15 years old). 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the volunteer department at Thank you for your interest in volunteering!