Volunteer at LCAS

Loudoun County Animal Services is extremely grateful for the amazing community support we receive every day. Our volunteers are dedicated people from all parts of the county, who donate thousands of hours of personal time every year to help the animals of Loudoun County.

How Do I Become a Volunteer?

Attend a volunteer information session! Volunteer information sessions are held throughout the county. Once you have attended an information session, the volunteer coordinator will provide you with information on orientation and getting started.

Upcoming Information Sessions

Date  Time  Location
No sessions are scheduled at this time.  .
  1. Volunteer Requirements
  2. Available Volunteer Positions
  3. Apprentice Program (10-15yrs)

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Must be at least 16 years old (certain roles require volunteers to be 18 or 21 years old).
  • Children ages 10-15 volunteering with a parent/guardian can volunteer with our Volunteer Apprentice Program 
  • Must be able to volunteer for at least 8 hours per month for at least 6 months.
  • Must be able to commit to a weekly 2 hour shift.
  • Must be able to volunteer during LCAS operating hours.
  • Must be able to attend one of the quarterly orientations and subsequent training.

*The shelter does not accept temporary volunteers or those needing to fulfill court-ordered community service requirements.

At-Home Projects to Help Animals

Are you interested in helping animals in Loudoun County but you need service hours quickly or can’t make the commitments required of an onsite volunteer? The projects on our Volunteer Project Ideas page can be completed at home and brought the shelter any time we are open for business.


For additional information please call 703-777-0406 or email the Volunteer Coordinator.