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Interested in Volunteering?

Friends of the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter (CBAS) are looking for responsible and committed individuals interested in helping our four-legged friends find forever homes!

We provide applicants with:
-Specialized secondary department training
-Shadowing opportunities
-A family of committed fellow volunteers

We require applicants to:
-Have a sincere interest in working with animals and people
-Enjoy working both independently and as part of a team
-Make at least a one-year commitment
-High commitment - once a week
-Flexible commitment - once a month with outside events
-Bring a copy of valid picture ID to orientation
-Be at least 21 years old

To sign up for our next available orientation email:

Volunteer Information

Volunteers are an invaluable resource at the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter. Since the introduction of the volunteer program, the monthly adoption rate has increased by seventy-five percent.

Volunteers provide the animals at the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter with daily exercise and socialization. They also participate in a variety of community events such as the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Elmwood Arts Festival, and Winterfest and regular visits to local pet stores to promote the shelter and to find homes for the animals it harbors.

CBAS Volunteers at the 2007 St. Patrick's Day Parade