Volunteer Opportunities


Animal Care Volunteer

Virginia Beach Animal Care and Adoption Center is seeking motivated volunteers who would like to assist the animals in our shelter find new homes and need your help.

Applicants must meet Volunteer Requirements established by the City of Virginia Beach, submit to a criminal background check and must never have been arrested, charged or convicted of any animal-related crime in any jurisdiction.

The shelter welcomes new volunteers and there are many opportunities where we greatly appreciate volunteer support:

  • Adoption Counseling
  • Dog Walking
  • Dog Training
  • Cat Care
  • Off Site Event Handler
  • Off Site PetSmart Adoption Center Counselor
  • Small Animal Care 
  • Adoption Follow-up Caller
  • Fostering
  • Vet Clinic 
  • House Keeping (Laundry, Dishes, Cleaning)
  • Pet Photography
  • And MORE!

The first step to assist the staff and animals of VBACAC is to submit our volunteer application! Once that goes through we set you up with an Orientation and then you can begin! 

We have YOUTH (15-17) and ADULT (18+) opportunities and you can find both files below to print and bring in OR stop by the shelter and we can get you a hard copy.

Youth Volunteer Application
Adult Volunteer Application

For adult volunteers, please fill out Criminal Background Request and submit with your application.