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 16 years old. Please note that depending on the opportunity, minimum age may vary.    

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