Volunteer Opportunities

Want to make a difference in the lives of Houston's homeless animals? Become a Friends For Life Volunteer! We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities, and all of them make a true difference to the animals in our care. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old and attend volunteer orientation and training. Applicants under 18 must submit a 300 word essay on the importance of the No Kill movement and complete an interview with the Volunteer Manager. Community Service hours cannot be completed through the Friends For Life Volunteer Program. Click here to see our volunteer opportunities and to fill out a volunteer application.

Animal Care Volunteers

Provide direct care to animals by cleaning cages, socializing, and providing exercise, training and enrichment. Depending on the time of day, these volunteers also provide customer service to the public. Knowledge of cat and dog behavior is helpful but not required. This opportunity requires a moderate to high level of physical activity.

Adoption Counselors

Screen applicants for placement of animals into adoptive homes. Volunteers must attend additional training beyond the initial orientation and training. Volunteers must complete at least 20 hours in an animal care area prior to becoming a trained volunteer adoption counselor.

Mobile Adoption Event Volunteers

Work at our off-site mobile adoption locations and assist in setting up the mobile adoption area, caring for and handling the animals, and speaking to the public about Friends For Life's mission and programs. This opportunity requires a high level of physical activity. Volunteers must complete at least 12 hours in an animal care area to work at adoption events.