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 and Enrichment
  • 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
  • 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
  • Assist with Youth Outreach Events and Education
  • Become part of our Shelter Buddy program to partner up with a special dog; and then become a part of our 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 – whether to Bass Pro, Main St in Olde St. Charles, or even your own home;
  • Volunteer with our AniMeals Food Pantry program to help those in our community
  • Become a Gift Shop and Front Desk Reception Assistant
  • 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-7pm;
  • Monday: 7am-11pm; 4-7pm; and
  • Tuesday-Friday: 7am-11am; 1pm-7pm


General 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 for more information!


Service Group

Service Group Information

  • Visit this page if you are interested in coming to Five Acres Animal Shelter as a part of your Day of Service for your company or school.


Court Ordered Community Service

Community Service Application

  • Read about our court ordered Community Service program, the application process and if you are eligible to complete hours at Five Acres.