Volunteer With Us

We can't do it without you.

We are thrilled you want to volunteer with us. Our volunteers are the backbone of our rescue. We can't wait to introduce you to our organization and the team that makes it all happen. Please take a few minutes to read through the website. Learn our foster and adoption processes (no quizzes...we promise), and read the stories of the animals whose lives have been changed through Friends of Madera Animal Shelter. When you're ready, please fill out our VOLUNTEER APPLICATION!


Join Our Pack!

pick from multiple volunteer opportunities below

Supplies and monetary donations are always appreciated. Check out this page for more information on ways to donate.

Volunteer at Events

When we bring in animals, we often need help getting the animals ready to go their foster homes.

Host an Event or Fundraiser

Consider hosting a bake sale, organize a raffle . . . the options are endless. Contact us so we can help you get the resources you need to create an amazing event.

Network & Educate

Share posts on social media. When friends and family are looking to add a pet to their family, send them to us.

Help With Rescue Pets

When we bring in dogs/cats, we often need help getting the dogs/cats ready to go their foster homes.


We have foster families located in various homes within Madera County. Sometimes we need volunteers to drive dogs/cats to a "meet up" location to get dogs/cats to their new foster homes.


Provide love, care, and a home for one (or more!) of our dogs/cats until they are ready to find their family.


Instead of adopting through a breeder or pet store, adopt one of our amazing dogs/cats. Your life will never be the same!

Join Our Pack!

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