Danville Deserves Better! Volunteer to help shelter pets!

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ORGANIZATION: Best Friends Animal Society

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Best Friends Animal Society is on a mission to end the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters by 2025. Danville’s animal shelter currently saves only 17% of the dogs and cats that enter its facility. The average save rate for shelters in the state of Virginia is over 86%... Danville deserves better!

We can save lives if we work together!

To approach a similar save rate as the rest of Virginia, we need to save 6 more animals per day.

We are looking for volunteers to help us with any of the following volunteer roles:

Advocacy Field Canvasser : Go door-to-door in residential neighborhoods to speak with residents about supporting changes at the shelter. Duties include distributing fliers, collecting survey responses, collecting signatures, and talking to people about the issue. Learn more here: https://bit.ly/AdvocacyFieldCanvasserVol

Advocacy Event Outreach : Help "staff" tables at outreach events in order to distribute materials, speak to attendees, and recruit supporters, donors, and volunteers to help save Danville shelter animals. Learn more here: https://bit.ly/AdvocacyEventOutreachVol

Advocacy Campaign District Captain : Want to be a leader of this movement? The District Captain will be the local campaign lead and act as an on-the-ground liaison between Best Friends program staff and public officials. Learn more here: https://bit.ly/AdvocacyCampaignDistrictCaptain

Phone Banking:This can be done from home! Call local voters to let them know about the Danville Deserves Better campaign. Volunteers will be given scripts and call lists, and will document the outcomes for each phone call (i.e. conversation notes, left a voicemail, and if the call recipient wants/needs more information or follow up). A training video will be provided. For more information: https://bit.ly/ActionAlertVol.

Want to be part of this exciting lifesaving work in Danville? If so, please contact us at bfvolcoord@bestfriends.org.

Black, Indigenous, People of color and LGBTQIA+ individuals are strongly encouraged to volunteer.

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About Best Friends Animal Society


5001 Angel Canyon Rd., Kanab, UT 84741, US

Mission Statement

Every day, nearly 1,000 dogs and cats are killed in America's shelters. But every day, there's something all of us can do to help save those animals. Together, we can Save Them All.


About Best Friends Animal Society:

Best Friends Animal Society is the only national animal welfare organization focused exclusively on ending the killing of dogs and cats in America's shelters. An authority and leader in the no-kill movement since its founding in 1984, Best Friends runs the nation's largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals, as well as life-saving programs in partnership with rescue groups and shelters across the country. Since its founding, Best Friends has helped reduce the number of animals killed in shelters from 17 million per year to less than 1 million. Best Friends has the knowledge, technical expertise and on-the-ground network to end the killing and Save Them All(tm).

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Advocacy & Human Rights
Advocacy & Human Rights, Animals, Community


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Multiple locations Danville, VA 24541



  • Advocacy
  • Lobbying
  • Public Advocacy
  • General Education
  • Community Outreach
  • Networking


  • Group


  • Must be at least 18
  • Time commitment varies by project.

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