Animal Welfare League of the Northern Neck, Inc.


Make a Difference - Join the AWL Family Today!

Since 1965, the AWL has championed animal welfare across four counties. We’re an all-volunteer nonprofit committed to brighter futures for animals in need.

We’re their voice. The AWL provides pet food, vital care, spay/neuter services, and adoptions for animals seeking forever homes. Our transparency is recognized by Candid’s Platinum Seal of Transparency, reflecting our commitment to accountability.

Our Thrift Shop in Kilmarnock plays a pivotal role in funding our mission. As a volunteer, you’ll help create a warm and welcoming environment where shoppers can find treasures while supporting our cause. Your time and effort will directly contribute to saving and improving the lives of animals in need.

Forge a community where respect for animals thrives. Volunteer at our Thrift Shop; your dedication reverberates in every pawprint. 

Can't commit to a specific volunteer schedule in our Thrift Shop? Consider offering periodic ad hoc services when needed or donate your time for administrative, marketing, or special services to help us achieve our mission.

Are you passionate about making a positive impact on the lives of animals in need and ready to join our dedicated team working towards a more compassionate community?

The Animal Welfare League of the Northern Neck (AWL) invites you to be part of our team. Please complete one of the three options below to sign up:

Call 804.435.0822 and leave a message for our volunteer coordinator, Barb Dietz at the AWL Thrift Shop.

Download, print, sign, and mail the volunteer form to AWL (address below) or drop it off at the AWL Thrift Shop.

Contact our volunteer coordinator, Barb Dietz via our online volunteer contact request form.

Volunteers are not paid -- not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless.


Fill out the form below, and we will be in touch shortly.