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Can children volunteer at animal shelter?

Last Updated: 20th June, 2020

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Some shelters accept volunteers of middle-school age or older, and some hold out for high-school kids. There may also be exceptions for younger children if parents work alongside them, so this could be a good experience for you both.

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Likewise, people ask, can 10 year olds volunteer at an animal shelter?

Volunteer at your local animal shelter. If you find a shelter that will let you volunteer, you can walk dogs, clean up after the animals, refill water bowls, and give out toys and treats. Even just being there to pet cats and scratch dogs behind the ears will help them feel less lonely.

Subsequently, question is, where can a 12 year old volunteer with animals? (Ages 12 – 15) The Youth Volunteer Program provides 12 – 15 year olds a long-term volunteer opportunity at Greenhill Humane Society. While at the shelter youth volunteers must be under the supervision of a parent or guardian over the age of 18 at all times, no exceptions.

Besides, how old do u have to be to volunteer at animal shelters?

16 years of age

How old do you have to be to volunteer at an animal shelter in NC?

Volunteer Age Guidelines Age 13 to 15: must attend orientation and training with a parent or adult over 18. This adult must also volunteer with them. Age 12 and under – cannot volunteer at the shelter. However, there are other volunteer opportunities outside the shelter.

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