Over 200 dedicated volunteers spend thousands of hours every year serving the AWL in many diverse ways.
The "Husky Team" dog walkers proudly display their commemorative t-shirts celebrating our 30th Anniversary.
These volunteers take thorough care of the cats and dogs making sure they are ready to meet their public. They give food as prescribed in the afternoon and tend to cats’ and dogs' needs.
Dog walkers come in twice a day, morning and afternoon, to walk the dogs and give them some lovin’.
These volunteers come in around noon to give each cat individual attention, brushing, and cuddling.
GRs are seasoned volunteers who greet visitors and answer phone calls about AWL’s services.
Volunteers take appealing photos & videos of our pets for promotion on Petfinder and Adopt-a-Pet.
[All entry can be done at home] Schedulers contact available volunteers via email to maintain the monthly calendar; Facebook editors post available pets and Happy Tails of adoptions; Volunteers send email alerts as a lost pet email service to inform those in and around Hot Springs Village of others’ lost pets in our area.
AWL’s Adoption Center is housed in part of the Village Animal Shelter and is the temporary home for many of our adoptable pets. They have been vetted, sterilized, and deemed adoptable. AWL volunteers are crucial in the care and socialization of our cats and dogs until they find their forever home.
***To volunteer at our center, a person must be at least 18 years of age.***
Foster families are vital to AWL’s success because they allow AWL to take in homeless pets even when the AC is full. See details about our Foster Program HERE.
Various teams work to welcome owners completing intake paperwork through final recovery after surgery.
We have one major fundraising event each year and we are always looking for volunteers that can help plan the event or help out the night of the event. Photographers make a photo record for use in local news and other promotions.
Volunteers write thank you letters to donors and send cards to supporters. Recycling helpers collect aluminum drink cans left at the AC and take them to the AWL recycling bin at the POA Sanitation Dept (on Minorca) while others help us recycling used printer inkjet cartridges.