We could not carry out our mission without our loyal volunteers! We rely on our volunteers every day to keep our dogs and cats healthy and safe!  Join us!

What can YOU do to help out at Five Acres Animal Shelter?

  • Dog Walker
  • Housekeeping – for Cats this includes scooping, sweeping, vacuuming and mopping, as well as laundry and dishes; for Dogs this includes kennel clean up and laundry and dishes
  • Provide Enrichment Activities- both Dogs and Cats need Enrichment and Socialization!
  • Vet Run Volunteer to drive dogs and cats to and from vet appointments
  • Become a Foster Family to allow us to house more dogs and cats and save more animals
  • Participate in Community Outreach Events, including Mobile Events or Cuddle Breaks, to help get dogs out of the shelter and into our community!
  • Assist with Youth Outreach Events and Education
  • Become part of our Shelter Buddy program to partner up with a special dog here at the shelter; and then work towards becoming a part of our Adventure Team to take dogs off of the Five Acres property to give them some fresh air and get them out of shelter life for a short time
  • Volunteer with our AniMeals Food Pantry program to help those in our community who need temporary assistance with caring for their pet(s).
  • Become a Gift Shop or Front Desk Reception Volunteer
  • Assist with Maintenance needs, such as mowing, landscaping, property projects

** If you are between 13-15, you must have a parent or guardian present at all times when you volunteer here.  Over 16, you can volunteer here independently.

We have volunteer opportunities every day!

  • Saturday/Sunday: 7am-6:30pm;
  • Monday: 7am-11am; 4-6:30pm; and
  • Tuesday-Friday: 7am-11am; 1pm-6:30pm


Interested in becoming a Five Acres Animal Shelter Volunteer?

Volunteer Information

  • If you would like to become a volunteer at Five Acres Animal Shelter, please read the Volunteer Information page to learn more about our Volunteer Program!

Foster Family

Foster Family Information and Application

  • Please complete the Foster Application if you would like to open your home and heart to pets as they prepare for adoption!  Please be sure to read through the information about our Foster program, including the list of FAQs!

Youth Outreach Program

Youth Outreach Information

Please visit the Youth Outreach page where you can learn more about how kids can get involved with our dogs and cats!


Corporate Involvement

Corporate Involvement Information

  • Visit this page if you are a company who would like to partner with Five Acres!