Youth Volunteer Opportunities- Under 18 Years Old and Want to Help?

We think it is very important for the young people of our communities to be involved with animal welfare and understand the work being done at animal shelters.  Unfortunately, we do have some legal limitations that do not allow our young people to volunteer directly with the animals in our care.  However, because the inclusion of the youth in our communities is so important to us, we have a list of ways in which individuals who are younger than 18 can help the at the Scituate Animal Shelter. 

Video Interns: suitable for ages 12 and up

Shoot and edit animal-related videos for posting on social media. Subjects could include specific animals and their stories, general issues about animal homelessness or humane education stories.

Fundraising Interns: suitable for all ages

Hold supply drives for our shelter needs via school classrooms, clubs or scout groups.

Hold events such as lemonade stands, bake sales, garage sales or something else you have in mind to raise money and awareness for our animals.

Schedule a day at a supermarket or another business with our donation box in an effort to raise money and awareness for our animals.

Communication Interns: suitable for all ages

Write letters to the editors of local papers asking for support on animal welfare related issues. Circulate petitions and raise awareness with peers on animal welfare issues.

Front Desk Interns: suitable for ages 12 and up

Greet our visitors, ask for donations, pass out literature, direct people who walk into the shelter to the area they want to go and/or to our volunteers and staff as needed, circulate petitions and raise awareness with peers on animal welfare related issues.

Donate Your Day: suitable for all ages

Do you have a birthday coming up and are you having a hard time coming up with your wish list? Well, instead of bringing gifts just for you, you can ask your guests to bring a gift purchased from our wish list!

Bake Sale/Lemonade Stand: suitable for all ages

In warmer weather, people love to be able to buy a snack or a cold glass of lemonade and it tastes even better when the money raised goes to helping animals in need!

Wish List Drive: suitable for all ages

Sometimes people take our wish list and organize a drive to buy items from the list. 

School/Boy and Girl Scout Troop Visits: suitable for all ages

For information on having Shelter volunteers come to your school to give a presentation, or if you’re a member of a Boy or Girl Scout troop and would like a tour of our Shelter, please click here.

Have Another Idea Not Listed Here?

Do to liability and insurance restrictions, we are unable to allow our young friends volunteer directly with the animals in our care.  We do want to include the young people of our community though so we have listed the above opportunities for your consideration.  If you have another idea we have not listed we would love to hear it!