Volunteer Groups

We welcome volunteer groups from various organizations with a maximum of 20 volunteers per group! All skill levels are welcome, including those who have never handled animals. We strongly encourage people of color and individuals of the LGBTQ+ community to reach out to us about group volunteer opportunities! 

Details about Volunteer Groups:

  • Most projects are on-site and could require some physical labor.
  • Past projects have included painting, organizing and cleaning spaces, sorting donations, facility beautification and groundskeeping, or making enrichment for the shelter animals.
  • Groups will always have an opportunity to see some of the pets at our shelter.
  • Volunteers must be 18 years or older to handle animals.

Want to get your group involved with GPG? Fill out this form to get started. 

If you have any questions, please call (618) 687-8007 ext. 5, email volunteer@gatewaypets.org, or stop by our facility.


Volunteer group at Gateway Pet Guardians
Volunteers with painting supplies at Gateway Pet Guardians
Group with sign: Future home of Gateway Pet Guardians