Condado Vanderbilt group

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

We need you!

We are always looking for volunteers who can help us in the daily routine of running our dog shelter, as well as help with administrative work, fundraising, and creative design. Once you’ve read through the below opportunities, complete our online application, and we’ll contact you.

Current Opportunities

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

  • Beach Walks
  • Saturday at the Shelter (Clean-up Day)
  • Foster Care
  • Special Events
  • Fundraising
  • Administrative
  • Creative and design

Beach Walks

Dog walking on Boardwalk

ADLA volunteers take advantage of our gorgeous beachside location and regularly walk the dogs in our shelter, giving them the chance to burn off energy and practice their leash-walking skills.

Dog care may also include transport if you have a car or can drive a van. All dog care volunteers should be over the age of 14 or accompanied by an adult.

The typical schedule for beach walks is Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings starting at 5 pm, and Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays at 8 am. Active volunteers are told of any deviations from this schedule in advance.

Saturdays at the Shelter

Saturday Cleanup

Proper care and cleanliness are critical to the health and happiness of the dogs in our care. 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 8 am. The more volunteers we have, the faster we go!

Foster Care


Dog fosters are a vital part of our organization, allowing our rescue dogs to experience life in a home until they get adopted. Many dogs canĀ“t be placed in a shelter environment, such as those who are sick or too anxious in a crowded environment. Moreover, the best place for a dog with a difficult past to regain trust in humans is a warm and loving home. By fostering a dog, you are also providing space in our shelter for ADLA to take in other rescues or giving us more space and attention for the rescues we already have.

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 dog 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. We need this funding to operate. You can help by organizing online fundraisers, or by fundraising in your school or office. We have fundraising goals and tips that we can share with you.

If you prefer to volunteer by helping with office work, please contact us for available tasks. You can even work from home.

CC photos
Camille Camacho Photography

Creative and design
If you like taking photographs or videos of dogs or creating awesome graphics using our inventory, ADLA wants you! We also appreciate writers for pet profiles and website posts, as well as help with website and social media design and marketing.

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