Volunteers change lives. AWS volunteers are caring, committed, and here for the same reason — because they love animals. Without their extra hands, we would be unable to accomplish all we do for pets in need. In 2021, our volunteers amassed a staggering 43,000 hours of service to AWS and our animals, in the Adoption Center, in the Clinic and in foster homes! We are so appreciative of the time, energy and knowledge that our volunteers share with our staff and pets.