Volunteering

Volunteers make a difference!

We rely on the hard work, love, and commitment of our community!


While Longview Animal Care and Adoption Center (LACAC) has a crew of staff members who are dedicated to the overall care and wellbeing of the animals in our facility, we are always encouraging members of our community to join our volunteer program. 

Volunteers are the biggest help when it comes to providing enrichment for our animals here at LACAC. Enrichment is the process of providing animals with some form of stimulation in order to encourage natural behaviors that help to improve or maintain their physical and mental health. This ensures keeping the cats and dogs happy and healthy for adoption!

This time spent with the animals helps with their adoptability and eases the transition into a new home. Volunteers play a crucial role in the success of LACAC's mission.

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Must be at least 13 years of age. Anyone 13–17 MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.
  • Complete our 1-hour in-person volunteer orientation. These orientations are held once a month here at the shelter and will be posted on our volunteer website the month before.
  • All volunteers must be team players and work well with others. Also understanding that others may not be as physically fit and able to do as much.

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Canine Care: Dog walking and socialization
  • Feline Care: Cat cuddling and socialization
  • Inner House: laundry, dishes, animal bathing, event decorating, etc.
  • Tour De PAWS off-site travel team: Represent LACAC in our community at events

Sign up to volunteer HERE.


For any questions or more information, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Brittany Mills, by email at blmills@longviewtexas.gov.