Be an OFOSA Volunteer

Oregon Friends of Shelter Animals is always looking for great local volunteers.  Our dedicated network of volunteers give over 7000 deserving dogs and cats a safe, warm, loving home to stay while they are on their journey to a forever home.  The have helped with many successful fundraisers, and help keep our operation run 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 expand in inconvenience or 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

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What you can do

Clinic Receptionist Volunteer
We need receptionists who can answer the phone, take messages, respond to emails, send emails, greet potential adopters, complete adoptions and data entry. Receptionists are needed for shifts during these times: Monday through Saturday from 10:00am – 5:00pm.

Adoption Events
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 at our facility Tue-Sat.

Special Events
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.

Clinic Volunteers
If you have clinic experience or are willing to learn AND are available during the day between 7:00am to 6:00pm any day of the week. We have several positions to support our Veterinarian and their staff.
Animal Care
Surgical Aide
Clinic Aide
Surgical Aide
Veterinary Technician (CVT)