Beijing's coolest volunteer opportunities

Do pandas meow? 🐼

Volunteer with Beijing's doggies, kitties and other cuddly pets

Volunteer opportunities 🙏

Hao Laowai takes no side in the heated debate between cats and dogs — we love all animals. So we’ve put together a curated collection of Beijing’s best places to volunteer for cat-lovers, dog-lovers, and animal-enthusiasts alike. It’s like Noah’s ark landed in Beijing all over again.

Get to know the local people making a difference in animals lives — each with their own unique twist on how they decide to help. You too can choose a volunteer opportunity that fits your style, too:

  • Sharing an animal’s story
  • Throwing a jungle-themed event
  • Helping out at an animal shelter
  • Fostering a homeless pet
  • Adopting a pet for good
  • Buying some cool philanthropic merch
  • …or however else you’d like to help!

Here’s your chance to bring magic to Beijing’s cutest critters — our feathered, scaled, and sometimes lovably slimy friends!

A Voice For Animals

Helping pets of all kinds — animal rescue, rehabilitation, and education

Updated: Sept 2019

Foster or Adopt a Pet

Help a furry, scaled, or feathered friend find a home — even temporarily

Make a timely donation

Non-profiting ain’t easy — Lend some RMBs to help out the PawSquad

Join the PawSquad

Volunteer with the hip and happening team at A Voice For Animals

Stop, collaborate, and listen

Start a collaborative project to give a voice to animals in need

Little Adoption Shop

Beijing's #1 dog rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption organization

Updated: Aug 2019

Adopt or foster a doggie

Give a puppy the love he or she deserves

Buy the t-shirt or tote

Get Beijing's official dog lover merchandise to show the world you care

Get help for a dog in need

Connect desperate pooches with people who can help

Girls4Paws

Giving shelter, care, and good to Beijing’s street dogs — Until they find a loving home!

Updated: Sept 2019

Spread the love — Help a lonely Beijing puppy find a loving home for the winter

Cat-Kind

Beijing cat-lovers community — making Beijing China's most cat friendly city

Updated: Sept 2019

Share a cat's tale — Help a lonesome feline friend find a loving new home

Save a kitty's life — Make a quick donation to help a cat get emergency medical care

Little Adoption Shop

Beijing's #1 dog rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption organization

Updated: Aug 2019

Adopt or foster a doggie — Give a puppy the love he or she deserves

Buy the t-shirt or tote — Get Beijing's official dog lover merchandise to show the world you care

Get help for a dog in need — Connect desperate pooches with people who can help

A Voice For Animals

Helping pets of all kinds — animal rescue, rehabilitation, and education

Updated: Sept 2019

Foster or Adopt a Pet — Help a furry, scaled, or feathered friend find a home — even temporarily

Make a timely donation — Non-profiting ain’t easy — Lend some RMBs to help out the PawSquad

Join the PawSquad — Volunteer with the hip and happening team at A Voice For Animals

Stop, collaborate, and listen — Start a collaborative project to give a voice to animals in need

Horses Offering People Enrichment

Magical experiences with horses for children with special needs

Updated: Sept 2019

Volunteer with horses — Organize equine-assisted activities for children with special needs

Fundraise with HOPE — Contribute to the staff, kids, and the horses

Towards a Compassionate Nation

Vegan outreach community promoting love for all animals

Updated: Sept 2019

Join a vegan event — Meet, support, and celebrate likeminded local vegan enthusiasts

Rehome a pet — Find a home for a dog or cat looking for love and cuddles

Lost Puppies of Beijing

Finding homes one pup at a time

Updated: Oct 2019

Join the network — Take action for dogs in need — report, respond, and rehome

Donate to puppies — Make a puppy happy through a generous donation

Beijing Cat

Beijing's original cat rescue crew

Updated: Oct 2019

Host a homeless cat — Care for a cat when she needs it most

Adopt a feline friend — Welcome cute cuddly kitty into your home

Rose Yard Rescue Group

Stray dog rescue & adoption with artistic pizzaz

Updated: Oct 2019

Follow Rose Yard — Dog-tastic events, adoption, and volunteer opportunities

Visit the yard — Mingle with Beijing’s most Instagrammable dogs

Roots & Shoots Beijing

A Jane Goodall project taking action for wildlife and the environment

Updated: Oct 2019

Get involved — Protect wildlife and the environment as a volunteer or intern

Vegans of Beijing

Volunteer community promoting all things vegan in Beijing

Updated: Nov 2019

Go vegan together — Attend a delicious, nutritious, and eco-friendly local vegan event

International Center for Veterinary Services

Veterinary hospital offering non-profit humane animal welfare programs

Updated: Nov 2019

Attend an Event — Take your furry friend along to an pet-friendly get-together

Adopt a pet — Open your door — and your heart — to a fuzzy new family member

Find your inner animal and do some good 🐼

When you move to Beijing, and don’t have many friends, volunteering with animals is an awesome place to start. Awareness for happy and healthy animals is seeing a huge upswing these days — with more and more people working to benefit animals in need.

Happy pets, happy life!

Food, shelter, and a caring family is all they ever wanted — the simple stuff we humans take for granted. In return, our furry friends offer companionship, loyalty, and unconditional love. That’s real food for thought.

To hear stories of bad actors’ animal neglect — abandoning their pet to fend for themselves on the bitter cold winter streets, or worse. It’s really up to us to make Beijing China’s most animal friendly city.

Beijing: China’s most animal-friendly city

Newbies, seasoned pet owners, or veterinarians alike — we all have our own special way to protect, support, and help animals thrive. And that’s what’s happening all around us in Beijing today.

So how about you? Hao Laowai believes no help is too small. Start by sharing your favorite organization or cause on WeChat. Voila! You’re a bonafide animal advocate.

Find the purr-fect fit for your unique style!

The idea is to start small, with to support animals in a way that you feel comfortable with — reach out for a quick chat with an experienced volunteer, attend a fun-filled fundraising event or visit a shelter, donate just a couple RMB.

The point is, each interaction with the local volunteer community makes a difference in the animals’ lives. Karma always works out like that.

Help out however gets your tail wagging!

Be a part of Beijing’s amazing group of compassionate pet-loving people, and help make history for animals in China!

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