Volunteer – Under 18


Ages 16-17

six-month commitment required

Forest Park South Shelter in St. Louis City

  • We are not currently recruiting new youth volunteers. Check back with us soon!

Best Buddy Pet Center in Maryland Heights:

  • We are not currently recruiting new youth volunteers. Check back with us soon!

Kuehner Center in Chesterfield Valley:

  • We are not currently recruiting new youth volunteers. Check back with us soon!

Volunteers are ALWAYS needed to help our shelter with the massive undertaking of providing clean and comfortable shelter supplies to our animals.

Collect items from our wish list! Ask you friends and family, neighbors and youth groups to help you collect newspaper, blankets, sheets, towels and toys for our shelter pets.

Volunteers age 16-17 help keep our gift shop neat and orderly and assist visitors with their transactions.

Currently recruiting for new Gift Shop Youth Volunteers at our NEW Best Buddy Center in Maryland Heights.

How to Become a Volunteer

Volunteers age 16-17 may apply to become a volunteer, then you’ll receive information about attending a Volunteer Open House – Open Houses are scheduled several times a month. Submit your youth volunteer application now »

Children under 16 interested in the Shelter Buddies Reading Program may register online for an upcoming training session. Get more information about the Shelter Buddies and get registered today »