While at the shelter volunteers must be 16 years of age or older, ACS still offers a lot has opportunities for younger youth to support ACS!

Youth Opportunities

Read to a Shelter Pet

Animals at ACS thrive on human connection. Interacting with a pet while practicing your reading skills is a great opportunity to help get youth involved in animal welfare! ACS offers a program where when accompanied by an adult, youth can come into the shelter (in groups of 3 or less) to read to a shelter pet for 30 minutes. Our pets will enjoy this one-on-one time and comfort provided! To learn more about this program, contact our Volunteer & Community Outreach Manager.

Reading Program

School Presentations & Programs

Animal Care Society is proud to partner with schools and organizations in Jefferson County and beyond to educate students of all ages about topics like pet care, safety, animal overpopulation, volunteerism, and how to help animals in need. To request participation in one of our school programs, submit the form below. Program request should be submitted at least two weeks prior to the date requested.

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Scout Programs

Animal Care Society proudly welcomes scout groups of all ages to become involved! ACS offers a wide variety of engaging opportunities to help bring awareness to animal welfare and learn more about responsible pet ownership. Program lengths can go from 30-60 minutes and will include a humane education course, one on one time with a shelter pet, behind-the scene tours of the shelter and an animal-based activity. As if that isn’t enough, each member of your scout group will receive a patch by participating in these courses!

Courses are adjusted for the age of the group. We also offer opportunities for completion of Eagle Scout projects.

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