Teen Marketing Program
NEW! Open to junior and senior high school students in Pleasanton with an interest in marketing, VHS’s Teen Marketing Program is designed to provide students with real-world marketing experience. Students will learn from and work with expert professionals in the fields of graphic design, videography, social media outreach, and brand development to create and launch their own marketing campaign focusing on promoting VHS animals, programs, and services. Campaigns will be featured in local media outlets, and students will earn 20 service hours for participating. Only 20 spaces per session are available. Students must commit to attending all classes in their session. Please contact our Humane Education department for more information.
All classes will held from 3:30-5 pm. All dates for each session are listed below; each session further includes an additional 2 hours as yet to be scheduled.
Cost: No fee to participate; this program is funded by a grant from the City of Pleasanton.
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 attend an orientation and training on the first day of four session dates running Fridays from 3:30 – 5:30 pm. Please contact our Humane Education department for more information.
•January 10, 17, 24, 31 - FULL
•February 7, 14, 21 & March 7 - FULL
•March 21, 28 & April 11, 25 - FULL
Next sessions will start in September
Cost: $100 per person
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
- School Service Projects (for Leadership, Civics, or other classes and clubs)
- Service Hours (who can’t make the regular six month volunteer commitment)
Please contact our Humane Education department for more information about this workshop.
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.