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?

The first step is to join us for an information session! These information sessions will cover what volunteers do, the requirements, trainings and fun involved in being an LCAS volunteer. You must attend an information session to receive an application. 

Info sessions are held at the shelter (42225 Adoption Drive, Leesburg, VA 20175). Seats are limited and sign-up is required to attend an information session.

Before attending an info session, please take a moment to read through the volunteer requirements in the table below. 

Upcoming Volunteer Information Sessions:

  • Tuesday, March 7, 2023 - 6:00 - 7:00 p.m., Registration will open on February 21, 2023.

How Do I Become a Foster?

Our fosters help us save lives every day! Foster orientations are held throughout the year. Foster orientations are open to anyone interested in fostering animals however our highest needs are fosters for adult dogs (40lbs+), kittens with and without moms, fearful adult cats, pregnant small animals and pregnant cats. 

Read to Shelter Pets

The animals at the shelter 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 animal!  

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 orientation 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.