Volunteer

There are many rewarding ways to help animals!

Fuzzy Friends Rescue Always Needs Volunteers

Would you like to volunteer at Fuzzy Friends? We are currently scheduling individual times for volunteer orientation, Monday through Friday during our operating hours. You are welcome to stop by our office any time we are open and fill out a volunteer profile sheet. We’ll be happy to show you around and match you up with a volunteer opportunity that is right for you!

Please wear closed toe shoes while volunteering.

For groups of 3 or more to volunteer please email ffr1@sbcglobal.net to set up a project in advance.

6321 Airport Road, Waco 76708
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Our Hours Are:
Mon: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tues: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Wed – Sat: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sun: Closed

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Fuzzy Friends Rescue!

As a volunteer, you play a vital role in giving our animals what they need most – personal attention, hands-on care, and love. We want to do everything possible to make your volunteer experience positive and rewarding. It doesn’t matter how you choose to spend your time at Fuzzy Friends Rescue, we appreciate, respect, and value the gifts that each volunteer brings to our rescue. Thank you so much for partnering with us!

We have so many wonderful volunteer opportunities available! To help you decide which volunteer opportunity is right for you, here is an overview of how you can help animals as volunteer at Fuzzy Friends Rescue:

Kennel Work

We always need assistance with cleaning kennels, doing the laundry and overall general daily maintenance.

Walking/Socializing Dogs

All of our dogs need daily walks and one-on-one time for exercise and socialization.

Cat Room

Our cats and kittens need their litter boxes and cages cleaned daily. They also enjoy one-on-time such as petting, playing, and being brushed.

Bathing/Grooming

Help keep our dogs looking their best!

Photography

All of our animals need great photos for potential adopters to see on the adoption websites such as Petfinder and Petango. Please email ffr1@sbcglobal.net with questions or for more information.

Writing

If you have a flare for creative writing, then this is the opportunity for you! We are always in need of volunteers to write fun, catchy captions and descriptions of our animals to be used to promote adoptions.

General Help

We have to keep our rescue looking tidy, so sweeping, mopping, and dusting are always important!

Clerical Work

If you enjoy working in an office setting, we are in need of volunteers to assist the office staff with answering phones, processing adoptions, greeting, assisting clients, and special projects. Training for this volunteer position is required. Email ffr1@sbcglobal.net for more information.

Grounds Maintenance

If you love being outside, we could really use your help to keep our grounds well-manicured and looking pretty for our clients.

Off-Site Events

All of our animals are looking for their forever home! This opportunity gives you a chance to spend time promoting our animals and educating potential adopters.

Special Events – Table/Booth

Donate your time to help us at some of our annual events such as Barkin’ Ball, Pooches on Parade, and Home For The Holidays. Occasionally we host offsite adoption events, and need help before and during the events.

READ Program

In conjunction with our Adopt-A-School partnership with Cedar Ridge Elementary, we take dogs to the school on a bi-weekly basis to assist the children in developing their READing skills. This opportunity requires a commitment for the duration of the school year. You must be comfortable handling dogs in a public environment. Please email marketing@fuzzyfriendsrescue.com with questions or for more details.

SMILES Program

We visit area nursing homes with our dogs, to bring SMILES to the residents and brighten their day! This opportunity requires a time commitment, and experience with handling dogs in a public environment. Please email marketing@fuzzyfriendsrescue.com with questions or for more details.

Foster Parent

Open your home to a dog or cat in need as a volunteer foster parent. Please email ffr1@sbcglobal.net with questions or for more details.

We gladly accept volunteers during our hours of operation. We ask all volunteers to be at least 18 years of age, and wear closed toes shoes.

For more information regarding our volunteer policies, to download the Fuzzy Friends Rescue Volunteer Overview, or to fill out a volunteer application, please click on the links below.

Should you have any questions regarding our volunteer program please don’t hesitate to contact us at 254-754-9444 or email director@fuzzyfriendsrescue.com.

Thank you for caring and your gift of love. Have fun!
Thank you to our partners whose support makes our work possible