Junior Volunteers
Service Project & Award Consultation
Camp Counselor


Junior Volunteers

For pet-loving youth who want to make a difference but are below the minimum age requirements for our regular volunteer program, VHS offers Junior Volunteers. Students age 12-15 gain valuable volunteer experience working a Cat Care shift alongside our Humane Education team, feeding and cleaning in Kitty City so that our adoptable animals enjoy their stay. Full training is provided.

Junior Volunteers receive hands-on training on the first day of each four session dates running Thursdays from 3:30 – 5 pm. Please contact our Humane Education department for more information.

Now Enrolling for Fall 2016!

Session 1: September 15, 22, 29 & October 6 – FULL
Session 2: October 13, 20, 27 & November 3 – FULL
Session 3:  November 10, 17 & December 1, 8 – FULL
Session 4:  December 15, 22 & January 12, 19

Spring 2017

Session 1: February 2, 9, 16, 23

Session 2: March 2, 9, 16, 23

Session 3: March 30 & April 13, 20, 27

Session 4: May 4, 11, 18, 25


Cost: $100 per person/per session

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Service Project & Award Workshop

For those seeking to complete a service project that will benefit the homeless and abandoned animals in our community, VHS offers the Service Project & Award Workshop.

Learn more about our non-profit, no-kill adoption center, the cats, dogs, and community members our programs serve, and how you can help. Our workshop will introduce you to our Humane Education Team, who will serve as your contacts throughout your project, and will ensure that the time and effort you invest will help the animals of VHS in a meaningful and lasting way.

The Service Project & Award Workshop is required for young people looking to complete:

  • Bronze, Silver, or Gold Awards
  • Eagle Scout Projects

Please contact our Humane Education department for more information about this Consultation.

Camp Counselor

Share your love of animals with children as a Critter Camp counselor during your summer vacation, and gain valuable experience working with kids! Positions fill up quickly. Please contact our Humane Education department if you are interested in becoming a camp counselor.