If you’d like to volunteer here, but are not yet 16 years old:
We are delighted by the large number of young people who call us asking if they can volunteer to help the animals at the APA. Unfortunately, we are not able to allow anyone under age 16 to work in the shelter as a volunteer.
However, there are plenty of other ways you can help the animals here. Here are a few ideas:
Hold a used cell phone drive
Recycle used cell phones by donating them to the APA. The APA has partnered with a company that will buy back used cell phones from non-profit organizations like us. It's a great way to raise funds for the animals by doing something practical and good for the environment-- recycle!
Hold a towel drive
Gather clean towels and sheets from family, friends and neighbors and donate them to the APA. Towels and sheets are used in cages for the animals to snuggle up or after surgery to make the animals more comfortable. We use a LOT of towels.
We put newspapers in the bottom of the all of our cages.
Make cat toys and quilts
Our cats love to play. The Animal Protective Association of Missouri has patterns if you want to make toys or quilts for our kittens and cats. Click here for Things You Can Make.
Have a party for pets
Ask each guest to bring a dog toy or cat toy and then donate them to the APA. The animals will share in the fun. Refer to our current wish list for both big and small items needed at the shelter.
Organize a bake sale or yard sale
Contribute the money you make to the APA. We can buy toys and lots of other things the animals need.
Keep pets and people together
Do you know someone who is sick or a senior citizen in need of some help? Why not help them by feeding, walking or brushing their pet? It can be fun for everyone and will keep that pet at home where it belongs.
The animals send their thanks! If you have any questions, please contact Michelle at firstname.lastname@example.org or 314/645-4610 ext. 120.
Director of Humane Education