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Youth Volunteer Opportunities 

While our age requirement is 16 to volunteer on campus there are opportunities available for those under 16. 


 

iFoster: Ages 8-17 

The iFoster program is available to kids between the ages of 8 years old and 17 years old. This is an opportunity for the youth to accrue community service hours while also helping the community and animals in need. 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 with the supervision of an adult guardian. iFoster volunteers accrue 2 hours per day for each foster animal. Proof of hours will be awarded once you’ve finished fostering and the animal(s) return to the shelter.
 

Responsibilities:

  • Temporarily house an animal for either age, space, or medical reasons.
  • Provide basic care for the foster animal(s) by feeding, socializing, cleaning, and playing with them
  • Administer routine flea prevention, deworming, and/or any prescribed medication
  • Attend scheduled follow up appointments and routine checks
  • Be the animal’s advocate by marketing them on social media

 

Requirements:

The legal guardian is required to accompany the child to orientation and any additional follow-up visits. The purpose of the program is for children to foster with the guidance of a parent/guardian.

 

Commitment:

The length of time you foster varies depending on the individual animal. We ask that you at least commit to a minimum of 2 weeks, although fostering generally lasts longer than two weeks.

  • Kittens you must foster until they’re big enough (2 pounds) to be processed into the shelter system. (1 week- 10-week commitment)
  • Puppies must be fostered until they’re big enough (3 pounds) to be processed into the shelter system. (1 week-10-week commitment)
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