Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.  ~Elizabeth Andrew

Pet Assistance Foundation is, and always has been, a volunteer-driven, grass roots organization. We are able to accomplish so much for the animals, and to make every dollar count, because of dedicated animal-lovers like you.

The work is not easy. It’s hard to face the realities of pet overpopulation up close. It hurts. But perhaps the only thing worse than seeing the situation clearly, is turning away and not seeing it at all—because then, there truly is no hope.

If have a big heart….MP900431039

If you have a little time…

If you want to make the world a kinder place, or make a difference to someone who truly might not survive without you…

We’d like to meet you. Click here for more information and a volunteer application. Send it to us by

Fax:   310-521-8611
Email:  PetAssistanceFoundation@gmail.com
US Mail: Pet Assistance Foundation/555B East Artesia Boulevard/Long Beach, CA 90805

If you don’t have the time right now, but would like to support our efforts for the animals, we promise to make every penny work hard. Donate now.

Download Forms

Volunteer Application (Word)
Volunteer Application (PDF)

Volunteer Checklist (Word)
Volunteer Checklist (PDF)

Here are a few of our current needs:

Hotline Volunteers – Pick up calls from the public and assist pet guardians in finding affordable ways to spay and neuter their pets. Educate callers on responsible pet care when needed. Alert PAF to situations in the community where animals are at risk. This is at the very heart of what we do. Hotline Volunteers work from home, usually 2-6 hours a week on a consistent schedule. Training is one day, with follow-up supervision.

Adoption Volunteers – Set up and breakdown tables, cages, etc. at one of our adoption venues. Help to match pets with potential families. Educate the public on pet overpopulation and proper pet care. Interact with the animals, including feeding and cleaning when required. This is a weekend position. Hours vary by location. Training is on-the-job, and ongoing.

Pet Care Volunteers – Feed, clean and socialize orphan pets at one of our Petco locations. The continued success of our program, and the comfort of our showcased cats and kittens, depends on the Pet Care Volunteers who tend to them. Pet Care Volunteers must be dependable and possess reliable transportation, as the animals count on them. Days and hours vary, but once agreed upon, must be consistent.