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?

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and as we prepare to move to our new facility in Leesburg, we are currently not on-boarding any new volunteer positions at this time. Please continue to check back as we are looking forward to re-launching our volunteer information sessions. For other ways to get involved, please consider the options below and thank you for your interest in helping the animals in Loudoun County.

Read to Shelter Cats

Our feline friends greatly enjoy having quiet company, not only does it help them feel better and more comfortable in the shelter environment, it also can help them get adopted faster. Bring your own book/e-reader/phone and spend some quality time providing quiet company to an adoptable cat! Sign up is required to help us allow for social distancing. Sign up here.

Enrichment Projects at the Shelter

Join us each month for a variety of enrichment crafts and activities. From DIY puzzle toys to braiding beds, each activity allows you to help shelter pets stay mentally busy and have some fun! Sign up is required to help us allow for social distancing. Sign up here.

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.

  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.


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