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
  • Dog Enrichment Volunteer
  • Cat Enrichment Volunteer
  • Housekeeping, including laundry, dishes, kennel clean up and litter box clean up
  • Vet Run Volunteer to drive dogs and cats to and from vet appointments
  • Dog Adoption Counselor or Kitty Cottage Concierge to help staff welcome people to our Shelter
  • Become a Foster Family
  • Participate in Community Outreach Events, including Mobile Events or Cuddle Breaks
  • Assist with Jr. Volunteer Youth Outreach Events, including: Girl Scout troop tours and pet safety/responsible pet ownership education, become a Books with Bingo volunteer to sit with children and dogs or cats during reading sessions, or be a Birthday Party Guide for kids
  • Serve as a Group Leader for Corporate/Student Service Groups as they come to Five Acres to complete Days of Giving
  • Become part of our Shelter Buddy, Kitty Buddy Program, or Adventure Team to take dogs off the Five Acres property to give them some fresh air and get them out of shelter living for a short time
  • Help with Administrative tasks and data entry
  • Photography Assistant to help get photos taken of our dogs and cats for our website and Facebook
  • Volunteer with our AniMeals Food Pantry program
  • Become a Gift Shop and Front Desk Reception Assistant
  • Help with maintenance mowing and landscaping
  • The opportunities are endless!

Your Volunteer Information Center

General Volunteer

Volunteer Application

  • Please complete the Volunteer Application if you would like to volunteer your time to help pets in need!  Please be sure to read through the information about our Volunteer Program.  Once you submit your application, you will receive an email with more information with dates and times for upcoming Orientations.

Foster Family

Foster 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!

Court Ordered Community Service

Community Service Application

  • Please visit the Community Service Information and Application page to learn about our Community Service program and if you are eligible to complete hours at Five Acres.  Once you submit your application, we will be in touch with upcoming dates/times of Orientation specifically for you!

Jr. Volunteer Youth Outreach Program

Junior Volunteer Application

Please visit the Jr. Volunteer Youth Outreach page for more information about:

  • Girl Scout/Boy Scout/American Heritage troop tour and education visit
  • Birthday parties to celebrate your child who have a special love for dogs and cats
  • NEW for children ages 6-12, our reading program called Books with Bingo!

Service Group

Service Group Application

  • If you are a business/corporate group, or a student service group interested in coming to Five Acres Animal Shelter as a part of your Day of Service or school project, please visit Service Group Outreach for more information!