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