St. Louis, MO Volunteer Jobs

Want to Volunteer with Animals?

Learn how to work with your own dog.

What training is required for a Furry Friends Recovery volunteer therapy dog team?

  • Dog must pass Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Test
  • Dogs must pass temperament test
  • Attend Volunteer Training Class
  • Complete Supervised Training Visits


Expectations of a therapy dog:

  • Follows commands of handler
  • Loves to meet new people
  • Friendly toward strangers of all ethnicities, genders, etc.
  • Comfortable around other dogs
  • Accepting of being touched all over
  • Not overly fearful of loud noises
  • Psychologically sound and non-reactive
  • Comfortable in a variety of settings
  • Clean and Healthy


Expectations of volunteers:

  • Keep commitments and be on-time
  • Stay connected with your dog at all times.
  • Know your dog and its limits
  • Never stop training your dog
  • Keep your dog healthy and well-groomed
  • Be willing to learn new skills
  • Have a positive attitude
  • Use gentle communication with your dog
  • Be willing to work with a variety of people in a variety of settings
  • Maintain client confidentiality


Requirements: Must LOVE dogs and children. Have transportation to visit various locations.

Volunteer Application

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    A volunteer will email you to set-up a convenient day and time for an online orientation and identify the right job for you. To speed-up this process, please let us know your availability for a 30min Skype or telephone call and the best number to reach you.
  • Please let us know what made you choose us! If you are seeking service hours to fulfill another organizations requirement (school, church, etc.) indicate that here. Please note that 1 FUR 1 does not accept volunteers looking to fulfill court-ordered community service hours.