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Junior volunteers (Ages: 13+) assist kennel and cattery staff in the day-to-day operations of the shelter. Cleaning and other support activities are a major part of the junior volunteers’ duties.  Please note that NEW Junior Volunteers handle animals infrequently.  With time and experience, JVs are able to help more with direct animal care.  There is very little "playtime."

Motivated self-starters make the most successful JVs.  Interested teens should fill out an application, obtain a letter of reference, and answer the four short essay questions on the application cover sheet.  Incomplete applications will not be considered

Orientations are by invitation only and in the order we receive complete application packets.  AFTER you apply, if accepted, you will be sent a invitation to the parent/JV orientation and JV training day.

For more information, please contact Kathy Shambo at


**If you are looking for community service hours to fulfill a school requirement, please refer to the information in the Community Service section under Get Involved.**