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Do you love animals? Do you want to make a difference in their lives? If you are driven by the desire to help Found Animals ® reduce shelter euthanasia and increase pet adoption, then we look forward to meeting you! Our volunteers are given the opportunity to make a positive impact on their community, one animal at a time. 

How to get started:

  1. Submit an online application
  2. Once we receive your application we will email you with upcoming orientation dates
  3. Once you attend an orientation and are accepted to the program, we will schedule you for trainings


  1. Commit to a minimum of 3 months of service
  2. Contribute at least 8 hours of service per month
  3. All applicants must be at least 14 years of age
  4. Minors are asked to submit a one page essay stating why you want to become a Found Animals Volunteer, due one week after attending orientation

Where you can get involved:

Adopt & Shop  our retail adoption stores in Lakewood, CA and  Culver City, CA.
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Spay4LA our mobile sterilization clinic in South Los Angeles, CA.

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Kitten Fostering our program that enables you to save lives from the comfort of home based in Culver City, CA.
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Found Animals our administrative center which provides support for all of our programs  in Los Angeles, CA.
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Get to Know Our Volunteers:

Volunteers of the month: Shioban, Brian & Violeta!

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  Volunteer with the most hours, Veronica!


We say thank you to our volunteers:

What our volunteers have to say:

I just love being around all the animals and I have so much respect for this organization and what it stands for; it makes me feel so really good to be able to contribute to it!”

Saira Qazi, Adopt & Shop Volunteer

“Volunteering at Found Animals has been a great and fun experience so far. I like that all staff I've met are really nice and the atmosphere at the office is really comfortable. .. [I’m] Looking forward to provide plenty of volunteering time to this great organization and get to meet other people.”

Gabriel Otero, Marketing Volunteer

“I have already learned so much from the vet techs who work in the clinic and everyone has been very nice to me.”

Jennifer Giron, Spay4LA Volunteer

“The Cat Adoption Center has been a very amazing volunteer experience. … It has given me the opportunity to have some hands-on experience, especially with handling very hyper cats as well as the calm ones. I enjoy doing this very much and I wish I could do this every day.”

Eliana Villanueva, Cat Adoption Center Volunteer

“I look forward to it even if it's just cleaning kennels. It's fun to see who gets adopted and who the new cats are.”

Samantha Chavez, Cat Adoption Center Volunteer

“Volunteering has been an overall rewarding experience. By volunteering I have been able to experience new things and have had the opportunity of meeting all kinds of great people, both the staff and other volunteers.”

Miguel Avila, Cat Adoption Center

“It's a good feeling helping the critters and, until I bring my own from Romania, I get to enjoy some wet noses at the mobile clinic.”

Andrei Gajzago, Spay4LA Volunteer

“It is a great pleasure to give my love and time to the adorable critters at Adopt & Shop, and it is additionally rewarding to be recognized for my efforts by the A&S staff.”

Keeli Tebeau, Adopt & Shop Volunteer

“Volunteering as a couple lets us to do things together outside the home, especially since we both love cats (animals). Makes us feel good that we are helping a charity and good cause.”

Mara and Bob Sunshine, Cat Adoption Center Volunteers