Youth Volunteer Programs

Share your Time and Talents to Help Animals!

Whether you’re an avid reader interested in joining our Shelter Buddies Reading Program, searching for a summer volunteer opportunity, or interested in learning more about how to help animals in your community, we have many opportunities for young animal advocates to get involved!

Shelter Buddies

The Shelter Buddies Reading Program was designed to help our shelter dogs become more adoptable. Reading to the dogs helps to bring comfort to and reduce the anxiety of shelter pets, and it nurtures empathy in children. Participants sit outside of the dog’s kennel and read to them.


Service Learning Projects

You’re never too young to be an animal advocate! There are many ways you can get involved and help animals from your own home.