Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Animal Wellness Foundation. As a private, nonprofit organization, we rely on the assistance of dedicated and caring volunteers to help us care for our animals and find them loving, permanent homes.

Volunteer opportunities are constantly changing as we grow and develop new programs. Below is a list of current opportunities.

  • Animal Care / Socialization: Assist AWF with care of cats and dogs housed in our hospital in Marina del Rey. Animal care shifts are scheduled in 1-hour intervals and duties include walking dogs, supervising doggie play area, socializing cats, laundry, cleaning, etc. Opportunities are available 7 days a week.
  • Adoption Event Support: Assist AWF adoption counselors at offsite weekend adoption events. Duties include: transporting cats and dogs to adoption events, assisting with set-up and break down of adoption venue, handling dogs, and showing cats to prospective adopters. Great opportunity for individuals who can only commit to volunteering on the weekends.

We ask that all volunteers commit at least 4 hours per month for a minimum of 6 months.

If you are interested in volunteering with AWF, please send an email to: