Opportunity Details


Junior Volunteers is a youth volunteer program for ages 12-16. The program allows teens to earn volunteer hours and make a difference in their community while volunteering with their parent or guardian. The parent or guardian must be a registered volunteer at the SFAHS that has gone through orientation. Parents and guardians that still need to sign up see the Registered Volunteer Page.

Junior Volunteers must go through an orientation training class with a parent or guardian present. Orientation covers: How to safely approach and interact with pets, overall tour of the facility, basic cleaning and care instructions. After an orientation, they will volunteer with a parent or guardian with them.  Junior Volunteers must volunteer at least 2 hours a month. Volunteers are responsible for the primary handling of animals and supervising their junior volunteers. Junior volunteers cannot volunteer alone and must have their parent or guardian present.

Junior Volunteers can socialize with dogs in our designated play areas or walking trails, interact with cats in our private playrooms or help with any cleaning that may be needed such as folding laundry, dusting and tidying up animal kennels.

Junior Volunteer program’s primary goal is to teach responsible pet ownership, animal safety and stress the importance of volunteering.

Jr. Volunteer Application

If you have any questions regarding the Junior Volunteer program please contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Dana at 605-338-4441 or danap@sfhumanesociety.com

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Age Minimum (with Adult): 12+, Minimum Age:12+

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