Is your child interested in earning service learning credit for school or do they just have a love for animals? AAWL's Education Department is proud to introduce Junior Volunteer Days. Led by a professional humane educator, Junior Volunteer Days allow children ages 8-17 to participate in the day-to-day volunteer activities of the shelter in a structured, safe environment. Typical activities include: cleaning cat condos and dog kennels, making enrichment activities for exotic animals, sorting and folding laundry, socializing the animals at our shelter, and more. Additionally, students are instructed on proper daily care of a variety of animals.

Prerequisites / Requirements: 

  • Participants must have a respect for animals, other participants and instructors.
  • Participants must be able to follow direction and have an eagerness to learn.
  • Children with extreme allergies to small mammals, birds, dogs or cats should not attend.
  • Participants must follow the age ranges specified in the camp descriptions or be within 3 months of the minimum age. No exceptions.
  • Students must come prepared for physical labor and wear appropriate clothing.

What to Bring: 

  • Close toed shoes
  • Appropriate clothing for bending down, leaning, carrying, etc. Short shorts and low cut tops are not permitted.
  • Sack lunch
  • Water bottle
  • Authorization forms (sent upon successful registration)

Fee: 

Full Day: $30 per child.

Mini Day: $10 per child.

Upcoming Sessions:

AAWL Education Center

 

**Please note The AAWL Education Center is located at 15 N. 40th Place Phoenix, AZ 85034.**

This is where drop-off and pick-up will take place, NOT the Sonia Breslow Adoption Center main entrance on 40th Street. If you are using navigation: DO NOT put “Arizona Animal Welfare League” as your destination – that will take you to the main shelter, not the Education Department. 15 North 40th Place is the address you want to set as your destination.