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The volunteer program is not currently accepting new volunteers. Please check back again soon. Thank you for understanding.

The foster program (caring for animals in your home) is open and accepting serious applicants. Foster placement continues to be based on each animal’s needs. There is no guarantee of a foster placement if you apply now but we encourage individuals/families interested in joining our foster network to visit our foster page for information.


Volunteers change lives. Our volunteers are caring, committed, and all 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 2018, our volunteers amassed more than 36,000 hours of service to AWS and our animals! We are so appreciative of the time, energy and knowledge that our volunteers share with our staff and pets.