• Volunteers are essential to our mission. For you to get the most out of your experience at Five Acres, there are a few requirements we ask volunteers to meet.


Volunteer Requirements:

  • Volunteers must be at least 18 years old to work directly with our dogs or cats.
  • Volunteers agree to volunteer at least 6 hours a month.
  • Volunteers must have a passion for both pets and people and be supportive of Five Acres Animal Shelter’s mission and philosophy.
  • A mature, kind, compassionate, and respectful attitude is required toward other people and the animals in our care
  • Volunteers must be able to perform all role requirements safely and independently as assigned by role and/or service assignment.
  • Volunteers meet the Essential Capabilities of Volunteers requirements.

Steps to becoming a volunteer at Five Acres Animal Shelter:

  • Step 1: Complete the Online Volunteer Application, which includes verifying that you agree to our Volunteer Agreement, read the Volunteer Handbook, and our Release and Waiver of Liability form.  An active email address is required
  • Step 2:  The Registration fee covers your volunteer t-shirt, your volunteer portal, and the cost it takes to facilitate many of our volunteer programs, including volunteer appreciation.
  • Step 3:  Once your application is approved and the registration fee has been processed, you will be sent instructions on how to watch the online Volunteer Orientation.
  • Step 4:  If interested in volunteering with our dogs, you will need to watch the Canine Clubhouse e-Learning Module, answer questions and submit.  Once that is complete, you will meet with an experienced volunteer dog walker to review what you learned in the module, answer any questions you might have, and take you through a typical shift.
  • Step 5:  If interested in volunteering with our cats, you will first watch the Kitty Cottage e-Learning Module, answer questions, and submit.  Once that is complete, I will send instructions on how to sign up for shifts, how to log hours and other important things to know!’

To apply to become a volunteer with Five Acres please CLICK HERE!