Children and Young Adults Volunteering

Children ages 10-15 may volunteer as part of a parent/child team (under supervision of a trained guardian). Both parent and child must complete a volunteer application and attend an orientation together.

  • All children must be at least 10 years of age
  • The child must be with the trained parent or guardian at all times
  • One child per adult
  • In positions that involve handling dogs, the adult must hold the leash at all times

Children ages 10 and up are also eligible for our Youth Volunteer Club.

Young adults, ages 16 or 17, may volunteer independently with signed consent from a legal guardian. All young adults must be accompanied by a guardian to the Volunteer Orientation.

PLEASE NOTE: At this time we have limited opportunities for parent/child teams. All youth who have participated in one of our Youth Volunteer Programs are able to be fast-tracked into our regular weekly volunteer program whenever we have availability.