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Friends needs your help.

Friends heavily relies on the talents and skills of volunteers to accomplish its mission. From daily operations to major event support, we need your help. The more people we have assisting us, the more donations we can bring in, which saves more lives. Please note that Friends volunteers do not directly work with Shelter animals. Volunteers interested in fostering or helping care for the animals should visit the Shelter’s website.

Barry holding food


How to Volunteer with Friends

Send us an email with your name, contact information and areas you would like to assist with. Please also include skills you have (examples: social media, financial, administrative, event planning, etc.).

Once your information is received, Friends will get in touch with you for an informal discussion.

For Students / Kids

Looking for service hours? Scouting projects? Friends needs your help too! From collecting donations to holding your own fundraising events, every donated dollar helps the pets at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter.

Want to help but not sure how? Email us for needs and suggestions.

Troop 4140 with Friends