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?

Join us for an information session! These information session 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). No RSVP is required to attend an info session but seating will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Upcoming Volunteer Information Sessions:

  • Tuesday, June 14, 2022, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

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.

Shelter Helpers

Want to help the animals but can't meet the time-commitment requirement for our regular volunteer program? Become a Shelter Helper! Sign up to help with everything from cleaning windows, mopping floors to restocking treats, Shelter Helpers help us keep the animals happy, healthy and ready for adoption. Any age is welcome but all children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. 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 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.