Humane Society of the Palm Beaches

Youth Volunteer Opportunities 

While our age requirement is 17 to volunteer on campus there are opportunities available for those under 17. 

iFoster: Ages 10-17. This program allows youth volunteers to take on a foster animal (likely a kitten but sometimes cats, puppies and dogs) until they’re old enough to be processed into the shelter system. To learn more about iFoster, click here   

Wishlist Collections: Any age. Youths can help by viewing our wish list and by setting up collection efforts for these much needed items with their girl/boy scout troops, teammates, classmates or church groups and deliver them to the shelter (we can schedule a tour at that time with a photo op for Facebook).

Project Groups: Ages 15 and older. Pull together friends, teammates, classmates etc. and visit the campus to do some project work (cleaning, scrubbing, yard work etc.) This is a great way to help the shelter and work as a team. To learn more about our Project Group program, click here.  

Walk for the Animals: Any age. Youths can create a ‘pack’ for the Walk for the Animals each March and help fundraise and create awareness for the event and the shelter animals. To learn more about our Walk for the Animals, click here

Donations for Hours: Ages 12-17 only and only for students. Peggy's Pantry is a program that offers community service hours for food donations. This program helps families feed/keep their animals in their home. To learn more about Peggy's Pantry, click here. *Note: parents should check with schools to see if donations for hours is an acceptable form of community service. 

Advocacy: Any age. Advocating the work the League does is always helpful. Youths who are active on social media can 'like' us on Facebook and share our messages. They can also view our adoptable animal lists and promote their favorite shelter animals. To view our adoptable animals, click here

Internship: Ages 12-17 only. Youths can apply for an internship at the League. This program takes students through the shelter the same way as an animal comes through - starting at intake and receiving, surgery, adoption and everything in between. Due to the number of animals in our care at this time, the youth internship program has been put on hold indefinately. 



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3100/3200 N. Military Trail
West Palm Beach, FL 33409