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Friends for Life

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Friends For Life No Kill Animal Shelter

Love animals?
Come join our energetic volunteer team!
Friends For Life has numerous volunteer
opportunities and we need your help!

Whether your interest is in adoption counseling, fundraising, computer issues, hands-on animal care, or animal rehab and training you'll find your niche with us!

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.

Our Mission Statement

We save animals’ lives. We find creative ways to do it and are passionate about success at it. Animals are our primary clients and everything we do is based on what is in their best interest individually or as a group.

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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 21 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 21 hours in an animal care area to work at adoption events.

Behavior Volunteers

Work with our behaviorists and trainers to rehabilitate cats and dogs with behavioral issues at the shelter, as well as in our community. You may also assist with behavior evaluations on animals that are new to our program. There is no hour requirement to join the behavior team.


Friends For Life

Don Sanders Adoption Center

107 E. 22nd Street

Houston, TX 77008

Petsmart Offsite Cat Adoption Center

2902 S. Shepherd

Houston, TX 77098

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We'll work with your schedule.


107 E. 22nd StreetHouston, TX 77008



  • Office Reception
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Administrative Support
  • Donor Management
  • Customer Service
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • One shift a month

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