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Animal Shelter/RescuePasadena, CA 91107


Program Volunteers - K9 Youth Alliance (K9YA) partners with animal shelter/rescues and youth service providers located in the greater Pasadena and Los Angeles area to provide an opportunity for the students and canines to work together in a training environment. K9YA serves six teens and an average of six dogs per program. Program sessions run for three weeks, Monday-Friday, two hours a day.

During the first hour of each day, students, supported by staff members, train their canine partners in behaviors that increase the likliehood of adoption; during the second hour, students, dogs and staff settle into the classroom to work on activities that build on what the students are learning in relationship to their canine partners (e.g. empathy, relationship building, setting goals, tackling obstacles, etc.)

Volunteers need to be 21 or over. We are seeking volunteers who believe in our mission to enrich the lives of vulnerable teens and prepare abandoned dogs for their forever homes, who want to support the student/canine pairs through their process of self discovery, who can be flexible and who want to have lots of fun!

Social Media/Fundraising/Event Volunteers - We are also loking for people to support our efforts in spreading the word through social media, fundraising and events.


  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Youth Services
  • Social Media / Blogging
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Community Outreach

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Program 3-5 days/wk 3 hours/day
  • Enjoys working with teens/dogs

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