Youth Volunteer Opportunities

Books Barks Meow (ages 6-13)

Young readers ages 6-13 are invited to the PRRC with a parent or guardian to read to our animals in the shelter. This program is designed to help develop young people’s reading skills, as well as provide some extra enrichment and love for our homeless animals. Our cats and dogs enjoy all sorts of reading material from novels, to nonfiction, to picture books, and even schoolwork! 

This is a drop-in volunteer program after completing a scheduled orientation. Click here for details and schedule.

Compassionate Kids Corps (ages 8 - 12)

Join the Compassionate Kids Corps to learn more about animal welfare, rescue, and care, and help keep the Hinsdale Humane Society beautiful and clean. Click here for details and schedule.

Youth Volunteer Days (ages 10 - 18)

Throughout the year, we offer days for individuals under 18 to come into the PRRC and help out by completing a variety of sanitation and service activities including vacuuming, sweeping, mopping, taking out garbage, cleaning windows, and more. Click here for details and schedule.

Teen Volunteer Corps (ages 14 - 18)

Teens 14-18 (currently enrolled in 8th-12th grade) assist with community outreach, fundraising events and humane education programs. Click here for details and schedule.

Teen Kennel Club (ages 15 - 18)

Do you love being around cats? Are you looking for an opportunity to get out of the house and help out in your community? Then the Teen Kennel Club is the perfect fit for you! Join us weekday and weekend mornings to clean cat kennels in our Cat Lodge. Click here for details and schedule.

Junior Board (ages 14 - 18)

The HHS Junior Board is a youth-led organization dedicated to the promotion of education, animal rescue, and awareness of the humane treatment of animals and their advocates. This group fosters development of leadership skills, creates opportunities for teens wishing to volunteer, and helps to create a strong sense of community among area high school students. Click here for details and schedule.