Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization. It only takes a little time to make a big difference! 

Our program offers opportunities to volunteers of all different levels of experience and backgrounds. We provide training both for safety and personal growth.

LifeLine volunteer hugging an adoptable shelter dog.

Volunteer Opportunities

Administrative Assistant

Use your organizational skills to assist with filing, mailings, data entry, returning phone calls and other clerical tasks.

Adoption Event Volunteer (Offsite)

Help support staff at various adoption events around the Atlanta area.  Duties include assisting in set up, maintaining the safety and well-being of the dogs, answering questions from the public, and helping our foster parents. This opportunity is temporarily on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic as our adoption events are currently virtual.

Animal Enrichment

Help improve our pets’ mental health during their temporary stay with us by assembling dog and cat treats and toys. This opportunity is kid friendly!

Animal Exercise

Help improve our pets’ physical well-being during their temporary stay with us by participating in our out-of-kennel enrichment programs. Programs include: playgroups, doggy jog, and dog walking.

Behavior Program Volunteer

Skilled volunteers with training and experience can work with our staff to provide training to animals in our behavior program.

Cat Socialization

Help cats build trust in people by providing human contact. Opportunities include petting, playing, cleaning litter boxes, refreshing food and water, and sometimes assisting staff members with basic care. This opportunity is kid friendly!

Clinic Volunteer

Help complete paperwork, prep supplies, clean, take dogs housed in the clinic out for a potty break, and provide loving attention to pets in our care.

Community Outreach

Work with our Pets for Life and Community Programs staff to provide support to pet owners in our community. Specific outreach may include Lost and Found Assistant, translations services or volunteering at Healthy Pets where hundreds line up to receive free vaccines, spay/neuter vouchers, microchips and more for their pets .

Cleaning and Health

Help our animals stay clean and healthy by giving them baths, cleaning their kennels, and picking up play yards.

Dog for the Day

Our Dog for the Day Program is a great way to give our pups a break from the shelter environment, learn more about their personality, and get them seen by potential adopters! You can take one of our pups to the park, go for a hike, or simply relax at your house. The potential for fun is endless! We provide a leash, harness, and an “adopt-me” vest for the dog you choose.

Foster Parent

Play a critical role towards our lifesaving mission by caring for animals in your home where they will thrive. Help them get adopted by marketing them with flyers, photos, videos, and social posts that you can share with friends, family and coworkers.  Click here to learn more about our foster program.

Foster Program Assistant

Help the foster program by assembling and organizing supplies, or for more experienced foster parents, by coaching our newest foster parents.

Group Host

Help our Volunteer & Events Coordinators lead corporate and school volunteer group visits at our shelters.

Laundry Attendant

Having hundreds of pets in our shelters means that doing laundry is a constant necessity!  Laundry attendants work their magic by  loading washers and dryers and folding towels, blankets and sheets. This opportunity is kid friendly!

LifeLine Ambassador

Help share information about our mission and programs by attending special events as an ambassador. This may include tabling special events, phone solicitation, event planning, participating in adoption events, talking to kids’ groups,  distributing flyers, or promoting our work on social media (Facebook, Nextdoor, and Instagram). All material and information will be provided before an event. Some of these activities are kid friendly! 

Matchmaker

Help potential adopters find the right pet for their home! Match potential adopters and fosters with available animals by answering questions, discussing compatibility and assisting staff throughout the process.

Media Volunteers

Help gather photos and information about our pets’ personalities and maintain databases that are used to match animals with potential fosters and adopters. Some of these activities are kid friendly!

Volunteer Mentor

As a more experienced volunteer, you can serve as a trainer and provide guidance to volunteers who are newer to our program.

Transport Volunteer

Volunteers use their own vehicles to transport animals to veterinary appointments, rescue groups or offsite adoption events. This position involves local and/or interstate trips.

Weekend Warriors

Want to give a shelter pup a much-needed break from the shelter for a few days? Check out our Weekend Warriors program!

VOLUNTEER GROUPS

Is your company, youth or educational group interested in learning more about LifeLine Animal Project and volunteering at one of our locations? Complete our Volunteer Group Inquiry form so that we can better assist you in scheduling your group.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

LifeLine Animal Project offers court-ordered community service work (CSW) opportunities at three of our locations. To get started, complete the application and attend an orientation.

DONATE TODAY

Don’t have time to volunteer? You can still be a hero to our animals by making a tax-deductible donation today.

You can make a difference and help save lives!

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