Oregon Friends of Shelter Animals is always looking for great local volunteers. Our dedicated network of volunteers give thousands of deserving dogs and cats a safe, warm, loving home to stay while they are on their journey to a forever home. They have helped with many successful fundraisers, and help keep our operation running as smooth as possible.
You can provide the dynamic people power to help OFOSA achieve its mission. Some of the best reasons to give are the ones you may not have considered — the ones that make it worth your while to go that extra step. People who have spent time volunteering for OFOSA say they get back in satisfaction and joy more than they ever expend in effort. What you get back is immeasurable.
- There is no special training needed.
- You might learn new skills as well.
- You choose your assignment
- You set your own schedule
- You have fun and make friends
What you can do
Without a shelter, OFOSA depends on our partnerships within the community to introduce our wonderful animals to potential adopters. We are at multiple locations almost every Saturday afternoon from 12:00pm to 4:00pm (except for Holiday weekends). We also arrange adoptions by appointment through our foster homes.
Throughout the year OFOSA participates in various fundraising and friend-raising events. Available positions range from upper level business coordination, to transporting supplies, to set up and decorating, or running a booth.
Transport / Intake Volunteers
Every Sunday at 2 am, volunteers meet the Rescue Express transport bus and help unload homeless pets and ready them for intake. During intake at 8 am on Sunday mornings, volunteers can help with various animal handling, paperwork and administrative duties to help prepare them for their foster homes.
Apply to be an OFOSA Volunteer: