We hope that you will become a part of our Dogs Without Borders family! Join us by volunteering in one of the following areas:
This is one of the best places to start getting your feet wet. Meet our dogs, staff, and learn about our adoption process. It’s a great way to work with the dogs directly, meeting new people, and fun way to spend your weekends. To get started fill out a volunteer application and let us know which fairs work best for you. Then just sign up!
We have two locations opportunities:
…from 12:30-4:00 or from 1:00-4:30 (if you need to leave at a specific time before the end of fair just let us know!)
1929 N. Bronson Ave.
Hollywood, CA 90068
Map & Directions
…from 1:30-5:00 or 2:00-5:30 (if you need to leave at a specific time before the end of fair just let us know!)
330 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Map & Directions
Duties include: setting up dog pens, customer service, cleaning plenty of pee and poo, and of course, giving our dogs plenty of love and attention that they deserve!
Do you have room for a four legged guest? We are actively seeking volunteers to foster dogs and save them from the over-crowded shelters. Every dog we get out of the pound saves a dog from being put down. See our Foster a Dog section for more information.
We’re always in need of help transporting dogs from one location to another. During the week, dogs need to be transported to and from vet visits, grooming appointments, foster homes, etc. On the weekend, we need help transporting dogs to and from our adoption fairs. If you have a car and some free time, let us know and we’ll add you to our list of transporters!
Before an adoption is approved, we always do a home inspection to ensure that our dog is going to a safe environment. In general, we make sure there are no ways a dog can escape, such as gaps in a fence, or balcony that may pose a major risk. We also look for evidence of harmful chemicals such as rat poisons, roach hotels, automotive supplies (such as antifreeze, it happens to taste sweet to animals) or things like loose wires that could pose a threat (especially if adopting a puppy!).
Keeping trash behind closed cabinet doors, or in a trash can with a secure lid is highly recommended. If you’re interested in becoming one of our home inspectors, let us know!
We’re always in need of volunteers to come to our office to help us out with basic office work but we’re especially in need of someone with bookkeeping/accounting experience. If you think you can help us out, let us know!
If you have any fundraising or grant writing experience, we could definitely use your help. Please contact us!
Blogging and Writing:
Are you passionate about dogs? Do you have a clever, engaging writing style? We need someone to help us put together our newsletters, as well as assist us in creating new, dog related content for our blog. Training, vet and medical, rescue insight, breed stories and general interest are all welcomed topics. Please fill out an application and let us know in the notes that you’re interested in blogging!
A great photo makes a huge difference in how shelter dogs are perceived by potential adopters, and a professionally taken photo – even if it’s a hobby photographer with a professional caliber camera – makes our rescues stand out even more. I truly appreciate you considering offering your time and skills to our dogs.
We need a volunteer photographer for about an hour (or longer, you’re welcome to stay the whole fair if you like) at every adoption fair we hold. We have fairs 7 times a month. Photos should be digital and delivered within 24 hours of the fair so they can be posted on Petfinder Monday morning.