Teens Who Care

A Seasonal Teen Volunteer Program


Are you an animal loving teen who wants to make a difference by joining The Anti-Cruelty Society’s community of caring? Well, you’ve come to the right place!

The Anti-Cruelty Society has been providing shelter and medical care to hundreds of thousands of animals since 1899. This is only possible thanks to hard-working, dedicated individuals who share a passion for helping animals and the people that love them. Now, the torch is ready to be passed to you.

Volunteers have long been a backbone of the Society, providing much needed assistance in every department to ensure that the shelter continues to operate smoothly, and that the animals in our care stay happy and healthy while they wait for their forever homes.

The Teens Who Care volunteer program will give high school teens ages 14-18 an opportunity to do hands-on volunteer work throughout different departments at The Anti-Cruelty Society.

Youth will have an opportunity to earn service learning hours, hone job skills, learn about animal behavior, and more in this exciting volunteer program.

Summer I 2017 Schedule (application deadline: Monday June 19)

Orientation: Friday July 7

Program Days: July 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21

Program Hours: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Summer II 2017 Schedule (application deadline: Monday July 17)

Orientation : Friday August 4

Program Days: August 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18

Program Hours: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Program Requirements:

  • Commitment to The Anti-Cruelty Society mission and philosophies
  • Positive attitude
  • Able to work independently or on a team
  • Maintain a professional demeanor
  • Able to lift up to 25 lbs.
  • Eagerness to learn
  • Able to commit to program attendance requirements
  • Must submit an application and attend an in-person interview

Click here to apply!

Program Responsibilities:

Teens Who Care volunteers will provide support by helping with:

  • Cleaning Assistance
  • Enrichment Construction
  • Office Assistance
  • Special Event Assistance
  • Plant Care
  • Animal Socialization

Have questions? Email teens@anticruelty.org for answers!

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