Junior Crafting Crew

Become a Junior Crafting Crew Member!

If you’re looking for a one-day, on-site volunteer opportunity with the Anti-Cruelty, consider signing your club or class up to become a Junior Crafting Crew!

Our Junior Crafting Crew sessions enable youth clubs or classes to help shelter animals in a practical way by crafting enrichment projects using common everyday materials. These finished items go a long way in making sure the critters remain happy, healthy, and comfortable while they’re in our care.

Your group’s visit will begin with an overview of Anti-Cruelty, led by one of our Community Programs Specialists. After a quick overview of how to create your chosen enrichment items, you will begin crafting toys and/or beds for our shelter pets. An animal encounter will also be provided during the course of your visit. To conclude your experience, we’ll lead you on a behind-the-scenes tour of Anti-Cruelty where you’ll have an opportunity to see the work we do first-hand.

Crafting Projects

Check out the current list of enrichment projects approved for use in our shelter. Your group can choose to do just one or all of these (or any combination in between) during your Crafting Crew session. While we may be able to provide you with some materials such as scissors or rulers, we ask that you and your group bring your own materials with you to your session.

**Please note that groups who show up without ample crafting supplies may have their event cancelled

Scheduling a Session

We recommend that you schedule your session 2-3 weeks in advance, giving you time to plan and collect supplies for the crafts. Groups can be scheduled Tuesday or Thursday from 10 a.m.–12 p.m. All groups must be accompanied by at least one non-student adult chaperone (teacher, club proctor, etc.). 

COVID Safety Precautions:  

  • Group size minimum: 10
  • Group size maximum: 30 

All participants are required to wear a face mask while at Anti-Cruelty. Hand sanitizer will be available to your group in the crafting space.  

To get started, please fill out the form below. A member of our Community Programs team will follow up with you to complete scheduling.  

Have questions? Email learn@anticruelty.org.

Number of Non-student Adult Chaperones
Names/Phone numbers of Non-student Adult Chaperones (if different from Main Contact)