Youth Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers working directly with animals are required to be over the age of 18, but there are still a variety of ways for young people to get involved at HHS and make a difference in the lives of our homeless pets. Read more about our youth volunteer opportunities below and fill out the interest form to get started.

If you are interested in our Humane Education programs for youth, please visit our Humane Education page.

Youth Volunteer Days

Throughout the year, youth groups (ages 12+) can schedule a day to volunteer at our facility. Opportunities include a variety of sanitation and service activities such as vacuuming, sweeping, mopping, taking out garbage, and more. Please contact our Humane Education Program Manager to schedule a time.

Teenternships

Want to be more consistently involved with our mission? Check out our Teenternship opportunities below:

  • Humane Education Assistant (15+) assists with our variety of youth volunteer programs, community events, and group informational visits. 
  • Guest Experience Volunteer (15+) assists shelter staff, adopters, and visitors during business hours.
  • Kennel Attendant (15+) helps shelter staff with opening and closing procedures including disinfecting kennels, cleaning litter boxes, feeding and watering cats, providing fresh blankets and toys, laundry and more.

Junior Board

High School students are invited to participate in the Junior Board after completing 12 hours of service.

Our Junior Board is a group of dedicated high school-aged students who plan events and fundraisers to promote our adoptable animals!

Applicants must complete 12 hours of volunteer service at HHS in any capacity (Youth Volunteer Days, Teenternships, or assisting in Books, Barks, Meow, Compassionate Kids Corps or Animal Advocates Club programs.)

The Junior Board will meet twice a month: once a month in person (on Saturdays) and once a month virtually (on Saturdays). Active members must attend 2/3 of all meetings (attendance will be taken) as well as continue volunteering at HHS for at least 2 hours per month in any capacity. Active members must also participate in at least 5 Junior Board events throughout the year.