Top national NGOs with volunteering opportunities for animal lovers

Top national NGOs with volunteering opportunities for animal lovers

These are the Non government Organizations you should keep an eye out for if your passion is helping animals. Find out who they are to start saving lives today!

World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

One of the largest organizations in the world dedicated to save nature and ensure endangered species.

You can go to their site and there you will find many different ways to contribute, amongst which are signing petitions or contacting officials to save endangered species, travel with WWF to natural habitats, make donations, adopt an animal, and many other ways to help make a difference.

Humane Society of the United States

Completely dedicated to animal protection, this organization offers the opportunity to help in three big ways: Animal rescue and care, Animal advocacy, and Pets and shelters.



  • Animal rescue and care – You can be a part of the rescue team, disaster response, mobile vet clinics, or sanctuaries and care centers.
  • Animal advocacy – You can help advocate through public policy, corporate reforms, and major campaigns.
  • Pets and shelters – Providing humane residence for animals in need.

Go to their site to find out more.

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American Society for the prevention of cruelty to animals (ASPCA)

This society is a huge advocate for animals in need, ASPCA offers nationwide volunteer opportunities where you can advocate in legislative and public policies, get on the investigations and response team, advocate to protect horses from slaughter, volunteer at adoption centers, and be a pet foster parent.

Find out more here.

Animal Welfare Institute (AWI)

The AWI seeks better treatment for animals everywhere, in the laboratory, on the farm, in commerce, at home, and in the wild.

Though you should know that because AWI is the country’s leader in obtaining laws to benefit animals in need, it is slightly a less hands on kind of experience, the kind of help they encourage you to give is donating to their causes or getting involved with their initiatives and raising awareness for their cause.

You can find all the information you need here.

PetSmart Charities

Their goal is to end animal homelessness by investing in animal welfare charities all over the country to get pets adopted, and fund spay/neuter surgeries to prevent unplanned litters and reduce overpopulation from the start.

And the best part is that they have a really good web page where you can easily find the adoption center or spay/neuter clinic closest to you, so you can waste no more time and start saving lives today.

Ariela Tartakovski