Teens ages 13-17 can make a difference for animals! Our teen volunteer program opens registration quarterly for a maximum of 25 young adults. Teens must attend Orientation, and successfully complete animal focused training classes geared especially for them in our Paws and Tails Academy, and then can choose to volunteer independently as their schedule allows, AND participate in our Teen Animal Inspired Leaders Society Club. Teen Advocates can choose to participate in additional trainings, animal welfare and humane education programs, teen-led fundraisers, field trips, and social events. Check our Upcoming Events in the right sidebar to registration for an upcoming Orientation - Registration in advance is required, and sessions fill up quickly, don't miss out!
"SICSA has an outstanding VolunTeen program, one of the best in the country! They offer a variety of ways for teens to volunteer their time with shelter pets, helping to save precious lives in their community, while learning more about humane education. Their VolunTeen Program is well organized and engaging; feedback from these teens speaks to how welcomed and embraced they feel by the staff and other volunteers." - Kimberly Elman, Manager, National Outreach Volunteer Programs, Best Friends Animal Society®
2020 Orientation Schedule - See available Orientations listed at upper right under Upcoming Events
Fall 2019 program has already reached capacity, join us in January at our new facility
OTHER SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES:
HANDS & PAWS - Ages 11-17 can earn service hours while learning about animal welfare, and providing care and service to our adoptable pets! This program is held weekly on Thursdays, 6:00-7:30 pm
For more information about teen volunteering, please contact Carlette Jewell, Humane Education Manager email@example.com
If your school participates in the annual Magnified Giving Grants program, please recommend SICSA for a grant to help us to continue to grow this great program!
A limited number of reduced fee spots are available each Orientation. If you are approved for reduced fees you will still need to register for Orientation using a special code provided by email.