Many dedicated individuals help Friends of Strays' homeless animals by walking dogs, socializing cats, counseling adopters, and performing numerous other tasks at our center. We typically offer orientation twice a month and training sessions for both new and seasoned volunteers. Sessions fill up fast so please register to attend our orientation and if you cannot make it for any reason please call us so we can open up your spot to someone on our waiting list.
Thank you so much for sharing your love for shelter dogs & cats and for your desire to become a volunteer with us!
- Volunteers must be 16 years or older. We also have a junior volunteer program for 14-15 year olds. These junior volunteers must be accompanied by a parent or guardian (one parent or guardian per junior volunteer), who also registers as a volunteer and is responsible for all animal handling.
- We require that all our volunteers commit to 8 hours a month. This helps us provide the animals in our shelter with a secure environment featuring continuity and consistency in terms of the people they interact with and the care they receive. It also allows volunteers to get to know not only each other but also our staff, creating an organization-wide “team” of people committed to a cause.
- We only accept court appointed community service hours for minor infractions. We do not accept any felony convictions or infractions involving theft. It is at the discretion of Friends of Strays to accept or deny someone who is asking to volunteer to earn community service hours.
Interested in Volunteering?
Contact Claire Wray, Community Relations Manager via email - email@example.com or 727-522-6566 x 107 with any questions and to sign up for a Volunteer Orientation.
Once you are approved as a volunteer we will ask you to complete the Agreement and sign our Code of Ethics before you begin your first day as a volunteer. All volunteers must have all of their supporting documentation on file before their first day.