Volunteer – Ages 18+


I am able to commit to weekly volunteering.

1-3 hours per week for 6 months required

Forest Park South Shelter in St. Louis City

Best Buddy Pet Center in Maryland Heights

Kuehner Center in Chesterfield Valley

Watch: A Day in the Life of a Dog Walker

Learn about the Kennel Enrichment Program »

Forest Park South Shelter in St. Louis City

  • We will be accepting new volunteers into this program in September 2017!

Best Buddy Pet Center in Maryland Heights:

  • Coming soon!

Kuehner Center in Chesterfield Valley:

  • Recruiting for volunteers with weekday availability.

Watch: Kennel Enrichment Team

This volunteer opportunity is not currently accepting new volunteers.

Assist with adoptions by greeting visitors, showing them where our animals are located and connecting them with adoption counselor staff.

Feline and Canine ambassadors will be paired with staff to help the adoption process through completion.

I am able to volunteer 1-2 times a month.

2 half days or 1 full day per month for 6 months required

Volunteering for the formerly abused and neglected animals at Longmeadow Rescue Ranch is a rewarding experience. Although the work is demanding, the animals’ appreciation is immeasurable.

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The Education Department is in need of dedicated, personable, and passionate animal advocates to help teach the 24,000 children who visit our Headquarters location each year for field trips and tours.

No degree is required, but knowledge of responsible animal care and previous experience making others feel good about themselves is a plus.

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Volunteers help keep our gift shop neat and orderly and assist visitors with their transactions.

How to Become a Volunteer

We are not currently accepting new volunteers. Please check back with us soon!