Volunteer with BFPA

Current Volunteer Opportunities

BFPA is an all-volunteer organization. Without volunteers, we could not operate. Our volunteers are professionals, mothers, fathers, and students. Like you, all of them have found an outlet to express their love and care for animals.

The rewards of volunteering are boundless and unfold in countless ways as you interact with our cats and dogs. BFPA volunteers fill many roles: interacting with the public at adoption events and fundraisers, handling animals at events, transporting animals to and from vet appointments and foster homes, taking pictures of the animals for our website, entering data on our website, processing applications, answering the BFPA phone lines, locating raffle items, or serving on fundraising committees.

If you are interested in volunteering for one or more of the opportunities below, please complete our online Volunteer Form. Please note that BFPA is a foster home network, which means that direct contact with our animals is not available on a daily volunteer basis. All volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.

Animal Transporter

At times we need help transporting BFPA animals between their foster homes and our veterinary hospitals or adoption events (if the foster is unavailable). Use of your own vehicle is required.

Application Processor

Process adoption or foster applications. Involves making phone calls from the comfort of your home to check references and gather information to give to Adoption or Foster Home Coordinators.

Donation Transporter

We get calls from the public who want to donate items to BFPA, including crates, food, dog houses and kennel fencing. We also have monetary donation boxes in vet offices and pet stores around the Triangle, and hope to have more soon. We need volunteers who can pick up donation items and deliver them to the appropriate destination. Owning a pick-up truck is not a requirement for this job, but we’d like to know if you do in order to call on you for the larger, heavier donation items.

Email/Voicemail Crew

A job done from the comfort of your own home at your convenience. Work is done in shifts, very flexible. Return phone calls or answer emails from the public. Most of the inquiries can be directed to information already posted on our Web site to answer their questions. This is one of our best resources for public communication and awareness.


There are no more important volunteers to our rescue group than those who open their homes to our animals. These wonderful souls give these formerly abused or abandoned cats and dogs love, gentle care, and a safe haven, something most of them have never known. If you would like more details on what it takes to be a cat or dog foster, go to Foster an Animal.

Fundraiser/Event Planner

This group works to staff, create, implement, and manage BFPA’s fundraising events during the year. Anyone with creative and innovative ideas on how to raise money is welcome!!


If you have a digital camera and love animals, we need your help. Posting good, clear photos on our Web site of available BFPA cats and dogs helps in their advertising and hopefully speeds up the time frame when they’ll find their forever home.


Ready to volunteer? Fill out the form here.