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Culver City
310-933-6863

Volunteer With Us

Please note – Adopt & Shop is closed to the public at this time and not taking in new volunteers, but are hoping to reopen soon! In the meantime, we encourage you to submit your application and watch our online orientation so you’re all set when we can return to volunteering in-person.  In the meantime, we are always seeking donations for the animals, especially for cardboard litter boxes, blankets, and other life-saving items on our Amazon Wish List! Or, if you are interested in fostering, please apply to become a foster HERE. Thank you!

We couldn’t do it all without volunteers like YOU! Our adoption center in Culver City is always looking for animal lovers to help out and make a difference. Our fantastic volunteers are a vital part of our mission, assisting with feeding, dog walking, adoptions, adult cat enrichment, and even gruel feeding in our kitten nursery. With 252,000 volunteer hours to date, our volunteers care for over 2,500 animals per year and help them find their forever homes.

 

Join the Adopt & Shop Volunteer Team by following the steps below:

Miniumum Requriements

Understand and accept Michelson Found Animals’ mission and goals. 

Complete online orientation and in-person training when applicable.       

Communicate kindly, courteously, and professionally.

Read, comprehend, and follow detailed policies, procedures, and protocol

Steps to Apply/Volunteer

*Volunteers 13-15 years old must volunteer with a parent, who must also complete the Junior application

The process will take around 30 minutes. After filling out your information on the application you will be prompted to watch a 30 minute orientation, which highlights our organization and all of the different volunteer opportunities.

Afterward, you will receive a pop-up window and email detailing the next steps, which is to attend an in-person training at Adopt & Shop. Please sign up for one training in the program of your choice.

Email mfavolunteer@foundanimals.org with questions or concern

Ways to Get Involved

Regularly Scheduled Volunteering

Our biggest need is help with hands-on care of our animals!

For this type of volunteering, there is an 8-hour per month, 3-month minimum commitment.

You can volunteer at:

  • Pet Care (adoptables), Retail & Adoptions and Special Events
  • Nursery, Pack Walks
  • Spay4LA 
  • Administrative Volunteers at MFA HQ (Culver City
  • Fostering
Service Group & Event Volunteering

This is the perfect opportunity for companies to engage volunteers and give back to your community! It could be a one-time or regular team-building outing. Email mfavolunteer@foundanimals.org for more information.

Skill - Sharing Volunteering

Do you have a professional skill set that you’d like to use to help save animals? This opportunity is project-based and the specific skills and time commitment will vary depending on the project needs. Projects can be completed in the Found Animals office or from the comfort of home.

Volunteer Testimonials

“I really appreciate these volunteer opportunities that allow me to positively contribute to both the staff and the animals. These experiences have been and continue to be such a gift for me.” 

  “This is a wonderful organization with a wonderful mission and I’m highly grateful to be a part of it!”

  “Adopt and Shop is such a wonderful place to volunteer at!! I feel like I’m making a difference every time I come here, and everyone here is so friendly and understanding. Thank you for the amazing experience. I’m so grateful to be part of this community.”

  “I volunteer multiple hours every week and enjoy it very much. All of the workers there are extremely grateful for me and my help which keeps me coming back. The program is great”

“I love volunteering here. A&S has helped my life change for the better!” 

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Volunteer with Michelson Found Animals! As a certified Service Enterprise, we join the top 11 percent of organizations in volunteer management and organizational performance and are better equipped to align your passions and skills with meaningful volunteer positions that have an impact on animal welfare in Los Angeles.