For the safety of our volunteers and animals, we do require that all volunteers be at least 16 years of age to volunteer without exception. Although youth must be 16 years old to volunteer, we have many other ways for youth to support the animals and learn about animal welfare. Please click here to get ideas on how to make toys for the animals, hold your own fundraiser or collect items from our “wish list” from the surrounding community to support the animals.
We also have special youth programs available at our sites for all ages of students. These programs are geared towards youth with a love of animals and a yearning to learn more about how to help the world become a more humane place. This is a wonderful way to become involved and learn more about animal welfare. To learn more about these programs, please click here.
Youth can also consider having a parent apply to be a foster volunteer. Although the primary volunteer must be 18 years of age, the entire family can participate in the fostering experience. To learn more about our foster program, please click here.