Become a Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit.

Many different opportunities are available, both hands-on and behind the scenes. Here are some of the many reasons why volunteering is a fun and rewarding experience:

  • Spend time with adoptable cats and dogs—fun for you, and beneficial for them!
  • Help homeless dogs and cats to find their forever homes and families.
  • Meet other people who share your passion for animals.
  • Learn valuable skills that could translate to animal-related careers or hobbies.
  • Earn community service hours for school or work.


We are currently in process of making changes to improve our volunteer program and to provide the best possible animal care. Because of this, we have not yet set dates to bring in new volunteers. Please visit this page again soon for updates on our volunteer program and information on how to get started!

For more information, please contact our Volunteer department, at 313-943-2697 x3555 or [email protected].

Note: Court-ordered community service hours are available through a separate program. Call the shelter during normal business hours for more information. 313-943-2697, then press 1.