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
  • 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
  • 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, including:  Books with Bingo to sit with children and dogs or cats during reading sessions, Birthday Parties, or a Girl Scout troop visits
  • Serve as a Service Group Leader for Corporate/Student Service Groups as they come to Five Acres to participate in Days of Giving
  • Become part of our Shelter Buddy or Kitty Buddy program to partner up with a special dog or cat; or be 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
  • 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
  • Help with Administrative tasks and data entry
  • The opportunities are endless!

** 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

Your Volunteer Information Center

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!

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!  We typically wait until we have 8-10 applicants and then schedule Orientations to accommodate as many people as we can.  There are times that we have a longer than normal wait time to get into an Orientation to begin Community Service hours, so if that is the case, please consider finding alternate locations to complete your hours.

Youth Outreach Program

Youth Outreach Information

Please visit the Youth Outreach page for more information about:

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

Service Group

Service Group Information

  • 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!
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