Each day we get numerous calls and emails from parents and their animal-loving teens who want to earn their service hours for school at our shelter. As much as we’d like to invite everyone to be a part of our programs, we do have limited availability.
These are our current volunteer options for teens needing service hours for school:
Shelter Crew Team
If you are 17 or 18 years old and looking for a limited volunteer opportunity to earn hours, you can be a part of our shelter services team. This group helps us maintain our shelter by washing, folding and putting away laundry, keeping our kennel and cattery glass clean, and other tasks as assigned. There is no direct contact with the animals. Teens will have to attend an orientation prior to starting.
We offer two foster programs through our shelter where teens and a parent team up to take pets into their home and care for them. Both must attend an orientation and the adult will be the registered volunteer, but the teen will earn hours for every day a shelter pet is in their home when they take an active role in their care. We do ask for a 6-month minimum commitment, taking at least three groups of foster pets in that time.
Teen Animal Care Volunteer Program
We offer an on-site 3-month program for teens ages 14 to 17 and attending high school. Registration for 2023 opens on November 17, 2022 at approximately 3:00pm, and will remain open until all spots are full. Make sure you’re on our website then to secure your spot in one of our six sessions. All positions for 2022 are currently full.