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Junior volunteers (Ages: 13+) assist VBSPCA 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, and obtain a letter of reference. Applications without a letter of reference will not be considered. Review the New Junior Volunteer Application Rubric to help make sure your application is complete. 

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 Sarah Parrish at

Junior Volunteer Application Form

**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.**