Become a Junior Crafting Crew Member!
If you’re looking for a one-day, on-site volunteer opportunity with the Society, 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 The Anti-Cruelty Society, 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 the Society where you’ll have an opportunity to see the work we do first-hand.
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 at least one month in advance, giving you time to plan and collect supplies for the crafts. Groups can be scheduled Monday, Thursday or Friday from 10 a.m.–noon. Each group must have at least 10 participants; the maximum number of participants for this program is 25 people. All groups must be accompanied by at least one non-student adult chaperone (teacher, club proctor, etc.).
To get started, please fill out the form below. A member of our Community Programs team will follow up with you to complete scheduling