FRIENDS FOR LIFE
What Is It?: A No Kill shelter and adoption agency. Other services include free spay/neuter services for animals in low-income communities, an animal food bank, and free behavioral services.
Help Needed: Care for cats and dogs, work at adoption centers, help with administration/reception, assist with “Fix Houston” programs in local communities.
Minimum Age to Volunteer: 16
“Support cats and dogs that live at the shelter, or at our Petsmart adoption center, by caring for their daily needs, socializing them, feeding, walking, providing enrichment and maintaining their living spaces.”
ADMINISTRATIVE TASKS / RECEPTION
“Help with the general administrative tasks that help keep the shelter running every day. This includes writing, data entry, filing and much more. Volunteer at our front desk and be the friendly face of Friends For Life by greeting the public and helping answer phones.”
“Learn about animal behavior and work directly with our behaviorists and trainers to rehabilitate animals at the shelter with behavior challenges.”
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.”
“FIX HOUSTON” VOLUNTEERS
“Help locate cat colonies by walking targeted neighborhoods and talking to residents. Set up traps and catch cats, transport them to be vaccinated and spayed/neutered, help them recover from surgery and drive them back to their home territories. Work Fix Houston events offering free spay/neuter surgeries and vaccinations to pets belonging to residents in underserved sections of Houston.”