The League is assisted by a vibrant corps of volunteers who help with everything from dog walking and cat socializing to wildlife transport and even gardening. Our volunteers provide all the “extras” that we need to keep our animals happy and our shelter humming. Never afraid to roll up their sleeves and tackle a new task, the League’s dedicated volunteers pitch in when and where they are needed most, sometimes at high-profile events and sometimes folding the mountains of laundry generated every day. Every task is important, and we sincerely appreciate every volunteer hour.

Volunteering at the League is a two-way street. Volunteers give their time and talent and receive the love and affection of hundreds of animals (and humans!) in return.


Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria. At this time the in-shelter volunteer programs are not taking new volunteers, but you can submit your contact information here and we will send you an email the next time we schedule a New Volunteer Orientation.

We are always seeking volunteers for the Foster Care ProgramClick here to learn more about fostering animals for the League.

Volunteers under the age of 18 can participate in the Youth Volunteer Program.Click here for more information.

Read a full descriptions of future volunteer opportunities by clicking here


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