Volunteer – Ages 18+


I am able to commit to weekly volunteering.

1-3 hours per week for 6 months required

Macklind Ave. Headquarters in St. Louis City

Best Buddy Pet Center in Maryland Heights

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Macklind Ave. Headquarters in St. Louis City

  • Now accepting new volunteers!

Best Buddy Pet Center in Maryland Heights:

  • Accepting new volunteers!

Watch: Kennel Enrichment Team

Accepting a limited number of new volunteers.

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

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

First step? Apply to become a volunteer! Then, you’ll receive information about attending an upcoming Volunteer Orientation Session

Submit your volunteer application now »