Get Involved

Volunteers at AWLAThe Animal Welfare League of Alexandria (AWLA) 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 AWLA’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 AWLA 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.

Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria!  All volunteers must be 18 years of age or older (see youth volunteer opportunities later on this page).  Please submit your contact information here and we will send you an email the next time we schedule a Prospective Volunteer Orientation. Sessions will generally be scheduled each month, based on interest and staff availability.

Our 2017 Prospective Volunteer Orientation sessions are full. The next session will be in January 2018.  If you submit your information now, you will receive an invitation to the January session before the end of December.

Star with AWLA staff member Brendan BarbWe 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 ProgramClick here for more information.

We’ve answered a few Frequently Asked Questions for our volunteer programs: Volunteer FAQs.

Take a look at our future volunteer opportunities: Volunteer Descriptions.

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