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Volunteer at AWA

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for Animal Welfare Association!  We are proud to have the support of so many wonderful volunteers. These dedicated people put their concern for animal welfare into action by donating their time, talents and energy.

Our volunteers help in three main program areas of the organization. Volunteers assist on-site in our pet shelter and clinic, within our community through outreach programs and special events, and by becoming a foster parent.

Volunteer Opportunities:
On-site volunteers assist in both animal handling and clerical roles. Tasks range from helping in our laundry room, answering phones, making enrichment toys, sorting donations, walking our dogs, cuddling with our cats and nurturing our bunnies. To ensure that the volunteer experience is a safe and enjoyable experience for all, our program has different training levels.

*Any student wishing to fulfill a time requirement solely for service hours or an honor society should not apply to be a volunteer. Please submit a “High School Service Week ” application instead.

*Court ordered community service volunteers are not tracked through our general volunteer program so all inquiries should be directed to our Shelter Manager at

Time commitment: 
Volunteers are required to attend an orientation before volunteer service can begin. Orientations are held on the 1st  Monday and Tuesday of each month from 6:00-7:00pm and the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 6:00-7:00pm. This session is invite only and spots are limited so please allow 2 weeks for your application to be received and for the invitation to be sent out to you.

Volunteers under the age of 18:
Applicants age 16 or 17 years old may volunteer independently with written consent from a parent. Volunteers aged 12-15 may volunteer with a parent or guardian eho is a volunteer and present at all times.

Family Volunteering:
Does your family want to volunteer together for AWA? That's great! We just need each family member to fill out an individual application. 

How to get started:

Volunteers 16yrs and older- Apply here!

Volunteers 12-15 years old- Apply here! 

Please note we do not offer paper applications.

Please note: All volunteers who have been inactive for more than 1 year must complete a new application and attend a Volunteer Orientation in order to resume volunteering.

Animal Welfare Association

509 Centennial Blvd., Voorhees, NJ 08043
Phone: 856.424.2288 | Fax: 856.424.8318