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K9 YOUTH ALLIANCE

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K9 Youth Alliance brings young people & shelter dogs together to train and learn with each other. While we have pressed pause on our programs due to the current pandemic, we recruit volunteers on a rolling basis. Program volunteers are a valued and vital part of the program's success, working directly with student/dog teams and supporting them in various ways throughout the program.

A Typical Program Day:
  • Staff and volunteers arrive early and get ready for program
  • 1st hour - with the support of their volunteer mentor, students train their canine partners, helping them develop behaviors that will increase their likelihood of adoption
  • 2nd hour - with the support of their volunteer mentor, students and dogs participate in fun activities that build on what they have learned together in training
  • Staff and volunteers stay after program for cleanup and discussion

We are seeking responsible, enthusiastic volunteers who:

  • Enjoy working as an active member of a team
  • Are comfortable handling dogs of various sizes/breeds
  • Are comfortable being active for up to 3 hours
  • Are 21 or older
  • Want to have lots of fun!
*If you would like to support our mission but aren't available to volunteer in program we invite you to reach out to us and discuss the possibilities!

More opportunities with K9 YOUTH ALLIANCE

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About K9 YOUTH ALLIANCE

Location:

556 South Fair Oaks Ave., Suite 101-566, Pasadena, CA 91105, US

Mission Statement

We seek to enrich the lives of young people from under-resourced communities while they help prepare abandoned shelter dogs for permanent homes.

Description

K9 Youth Alliance (K9YA) partners with local youth service providers and animal shelters to bring young people and homeless dogs together for experience-based learning and enrichment.

K9YA students develop important life skills and build transformative bonds with their canine partners, their peers and our staff. K9YA dogs learn basic behaviors and receive much-needed socialization that reduces stress, helps them impress potential adopters and eases their transition to a permanent home.

Each program serves six teens and a minimum of six dogs. Program sessions run M-F, two hours a day for three weeks. Each program culminates in a "public" graduation ceremony, where students give a brief presentation and run their dogs through a short agility course.

Animals
Children & Youth
Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

PasadenaPasadena, CA 91105

(34.14061,-118.16785)
 

SKILLS

  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Youth Services
  • Mentoring
  • People Skills
  • Animal Therapy

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3 hours a day, 3-5 days a week, 3 weeks + orientation

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