Be a Hero and Help Save Lives

It only takes a little time to make a big difference in the lives of over 40,000 animals we care for annually. There are dozens of ways to get involved. Read on to learn more about our volunteer opportunities and how you can get started.

LifeLine Volunteers with a shelter dog.
Review the Manual
Our LifeLine Volunteer Manual is full of important information to make your volunteer experience a safe and enjoyable one. We’ll also ask you to sign the Volunteer Release form.
Attend Orientation
After picking a shelter location at which you will primarily volunteer, sign up to attend orientation. The Volunteer & Events Coordinator at that location will walk you through site-specific details.
You're In!
We’ll email you with your welcome letter, some helpful links and access to our volunteer resource site. You can also join our volunteer community group on Facebook.
Get Paired with a Mentor
Attend a mentoring volunteer shift alongside an experienced volunteer to get one-on-one training for various activities.
A Few of Our Volunteer Opportunities
Cat & Dog Exercise and Enrichment
Help keep pets happy and active by assisting with dog walking, socializing cats and dogs, or assembling enrichment toys
Community Outreach
Work with our Pets for Life and Community Programs teams to provide support to pet owners in our community. This can include lost/found assistance, translation services and Healthy Pets volunteering.
Media Volunteer
Help gather photos and information about our pets' personalities, write compelling profiles and maintain databases used to match pets with potential fosters and adopters.
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.
Clinic Volunteer
Wash instruments, wrap and sterilize surgery packs and monitor patients waking up from anesthesia.
Help staff match potential adopters and fosters with pets who are the best fit for their lifestyles and families.


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.


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.

Volunteer Spotlight

Check out some of our spotlights on LifeLine volunteers!

volunteers jamie and jessica smiling with a shelter dog

Seasonal Volunteer Spotlight

This season, we’re highlighting LifeLine’s hardworking volunteers and fosters during one of our busiest summer seasons ever.

male volunteer smiling at the camera with a grey large dog

Seasonal Volunteer Spotlight

This season we’re highlighting volunteer and foster duos! So many couples, friends and families contribute to LifeLine’s mission.



Host a Facebook fundraiser for LifeLine and ask your social media friends to help support Atlanta’s animals. It’s an easy way to help us care for the homeless pets in our shelters and contribute to our lifesaving programs.


When you shop at Smile.Amazon.com and select LifeLine Animal Project as your charity, you’ll experience the same ease of shopping with the added bonus that Amazon donates a portion of your purchase price to LifeLine.


You can be a hero to our animals by making a tax-deductible donation today.