of dedicated individuals who help support our staff to care for homeless pets and achieve our mission, and we are always looking for new and enthusiastic people to join our current team. We offer orientations and training sessions throughout the year.

Where do I start?

Please submit a volunteer application. Your application will be reviewed by our Volunteer Manager and you will be notified of any appropriate volunteer opportunities.

Age Requirements

16 & Under – Must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

17 & Up – We have a number of volunteer roles for adults who would like to support our team! AWL does not have an upper age limit for being a volunteer.

Lisa Voss
Manager of
Volunteer Programs

Phone: 941-625-6720 Ext. 106
Email: volunteers@awlshelter.org

Volunteer Opportunities

Dog Walkers
Cat/Dog Enrichment
Foster Homes
Laundry Help
Evacuation Volunteers
Assisting at adoption and fundraising events
Outreach Programs
Animal Transport
Assisting with TNVR (trap, neuter, vaccinate, return) program
Medical area
Cat care at Pet Store