Do you want to contribute to a good cause and work with animals? Then a volunteer job at Amigos de los Animales is the perfect opportunity for you!

We need you!

We are always looking for volunteers that can help us in the daily routine of running a our dog shelter, as well as those interested in taking photographs of our cuties or editing videos that show off shelter life. Once you’ve read through the opportunities we offer (described below), complete our on-line application and we’ll be in touch with you.

Current Opportunities
We depend on our volunteers to operate, so they all involved in all aspects of ADLA. Opportunities include:

  • Animal Care
  • Saturday at the Shelter (Clean-up Day)
  • Foster Care
  • Housekeeping
  • Special Events
  • Fundraising
  • Maintenance/Grounds
  • Creative and design

Animal Care
Proper animal care is critical to the health and happiness of the animals in our care. Animal care includes cleaning the kennels in the dog areas, walking the dogs, grooming, and socializing and playing with the dogs. Animal care may also include transport if you have a car or can drive a van. All animal care volunteers should be over the age of 14 or accompanied by an adult.

Saturday at the Shelter
Every Saturday, we host a special Saturday at the Shelter for volunteers interested in cleaning the dog kennels and front patio of the shelter, and spending time with the dogs. Tasks start at 9:30am and we go until 12pm, perfect time for heading to the beach! Sign up for the Saturday event here.


We require the help of many volunteers to keep our animals, as well as their inside and outside living spaces, clean. From sweeping and mopping to washing windows to laundry, daily housekeeping keeps the shelter nice and tidy for our dogs. All housekeeping volunteers should be over the age of 14 or accompanied by an adult.

Foster Care
Foster volunteers are a vital part of our organization; and allow our rescue dogs a life in homes until they get adopted. Before a rescued dog goes to his forever family, it needs lots of love and attention in order to get healthy and adoptable, and the best place to gain trust in humans again is a warm and loving home. Additionally, by fostering a dog, you are providing space in our Shelter for other rescues; or more space and attention for the rescues we already have. Volunteers interested in fostering can fill out an Application here.

Special Events
ADLA hosts special events and fundraisers throughout the year. An event volunteer may be involved in organizing and setting up an event, receiving and monitoring invites and registrations, working an information booth, speaking with vendors, and much more. If you love socializing and managing, this is the perfect volunteer role for you.

Proper animal care depends on generating funds. Our funding comes solely from private donations and grants and is used to pay vet and utility bills, buy shelter supplies, and maintain our shelter and shelter workers. You can help by organizing online fundraisers, or by fundraising in your school or office. We have fundraising goals and tips we can share with you; and are sure we can learn from you as well!

ADLA has a building to unkeep and appreciates volunteer assistance with repairs. Volunteers who are skilled in building maintenance and construction would enjoy this work, which is a little more heavy lifting than housecleaning. All building maintenance volunteers should be over the age of 18.

Creative and design
If you like taking photographs or videos of dogs or creating awesome graphics using our own inventory, ADLA wants you! We also appreciate writers or help with website and social media design and marketing. You can help get dogs adopted by writing awesome pet profiles!

Once you’ve chosen your best way(s) to help, remember to fill out the application so we can get started. Thank you!