Teens can make a BIG difference in the lives of homeless animals and the Humane Society of Broward County wants to invite you to join our mission. We offer various fun ways for teens to earn Service Learning Hours for school:

The Teen Club

Our popular Teen Club is back!! You can enjoy the animals, participate in fundraisers to help the shelter, and earn your service hours.


13-17 year olds


Monthly meetings will consist of a hands-on activity, animal time and a lesson on animal care and welfare. (Each meeting will have a maximum of 25 people. Masks musts be worn at all times.)

The registration fee is $75 and includes a t-shirt.


You need to pick a group – A, B, or C- and can only attend the meetings for that group. You can not sign up for more than one set of meetings.

The meetings are on Tuesdays from 4:30pm-6:30pm.

Session 1 (2021):

Group A- September 14, October 12, November 9, and December 14

Group B- September 28, October 19, November 16 and December 7

Group C- September 21, October 26, November 30, and January 4

Session 1 is full

Session 2 (2022):

Group A: February 8, March 15, April 12, and May 3

Group B: February 15, March 29, April 19, and May 10

Group C: February 22, April 5, April 26, and May 17

Session 2 is full


Humane Society of Broward County
2070 Griffin Road
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
2nd floor- Education Center

Details for drop off/signing in and pick up will be sent to you after registration.

For more information please contact Darlene Feldman at 954-266-6848 or

Student Donation Drives for Service Hours

Any student is welcome to do a donation drive or a Personal Campaign to earn service hours. Please see the Student Donation Drive Packet or Student Personal Campaign Packet for more information.

Teen Adoption Ambassador

Teens can earn their required high school community service hours by partnering with a parent and becoming a Teen Adoption Ambassador. The shelter’s Adoption Ambassador Program is similar to foster care… but goes a step further. Adoption Ambassadors will provide temporary homes for select dogs, which will be spayed or neutered and given their preliminary vaccinations before arriving in their temporary homes. (All food and supplies needed to care for the dog are provided to you.) But unlike foster families, Ambassadors will help maximize their dogs’ availability and exposure to potential adopters by putting a bright orange “Adopt Me” vest on the dog while walking them in parks and other pet-friendly, highly visible public venues.

As a Teen Ambassador, you will earn three hours for every day the dog is at your home. In addition, you can earn hours for walking your Ambassador Dog in public with their “Adopt Me” vest on; making and hanging signs; promoting your dog through social media; and making phone calls and sending emails to let people know you have a loving dog that needs a home!

Once they have found the perfect home for their dog, Ambassadors will process the paperwork and present the adopting family with their new loving companion. As a further reward, they’ll know that as a result of their efforts, the dog will not have to spend another day at the shelter. For more information contact Linda Sanders at 954.266.6814. Phone calls are accepted from a parent or guardian only please. Families must complete one successful adoption experience before school service hours can start to be accumulated.

Teen Animal Care Volunteer Program

Thank you for your interest in our Teen Animal Care Program, click here to be taken to the Volunteer page

The “Mitzvah Mutts” Bar/Bat Mitzvah Project

If you are an animal-loving Bar or Bat Mitzvah student you can help the homeless animals by completing a project to benefit the shelter pets. For more information call or email Darlene Feldman at 954-266-6848 or



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