The Best Gift of All is You

Be a voice for thousands of homeless animals. Volunteer for the APA Adoption Center!

When you donate your time and energy to the APA, you gain new skills and valuable work experience, and you also meet new people with similar interests and concerns. But best of all? You get to have fun doing something good for homeless animals!

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How to Volunteer

After exploring current volunteer opportunities, fill out our online application form to apply for a position. Once we receive your application, we will contact you to discuss the process of becoming an APA volunteer. If you have questions, contact our Volunteer Manager at 314.645.4610 ext. 122 or volunteer@apamo.org

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  I have a child who is under 16 years of age.  Can he or she volunteer with me at the Adoption Center?
A:  Unfortunately we do not allow children under 16 years of age to volunteer. There are still plenty of things kids can do to help the animals in our care. Please visit kids involvement to find out more information.

Q:  The company I work for encourages employees to volunteer once a year, could I volunteer at your facility?
A:  Yes and No- We allow service groups of 4-10 volunteers. Unfortunately due to the training and prep work that is involved, we do not accept single time volunteers of less than four people. If you are interested in scheduling a day of service for your company please email volunteer@apamo.org for more details. Service group dates fill quickly and we are frequently booked months in advance.

Q:  Do you accept court ordered community service?
A:  Yes, but there are some restrictions. To qualify for our community service program your offense may not be related to drugs, theft or violence. We only accept individuals who have 40 or more hours needing to be completed.

Q:  How much time do I need to commit to being a volunteer?
A:  Our volunteer program is fairly flexible. We ask that you give us at least four hours a month and that you commit to serving the APA for at least six months. If you have limited availability, consider volunteering at events or fostering.

Q:  How long does it take to become a volunteer?
A:  It will take 7-10 days to review your application. After your application is reviewed, you will be invited to a volunteer orientation and then a one on one training. Volunteer orientations are held twice a month and fill quickly during summer months.

 Q:  Why is there an application fee to volunteer?
A:  The application fee is to help offset the cost of our volunteer program so that we can spend all of our resources on the direct care of our animals. The fee will cover the cost of your volunteer t-shirt, name badge and the rest goes toward program supplies.

Become a Foster Parent

Open your home to a dog or cat not yet ready for a permanent residence.

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Things You Can Make

Check out the projects that can help the animals.

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Kids Can Help Too

You’re never too young to get involved!

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