Want to help both youth and dogs at risk? Attend our Orientation to learn more.
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Our Youth-Canine programs serve youths who need a "paw up". The youths may be academically or behaviorally challenged, disconnected, lacking a positive self-image, incarcerated, at risk for suicide, or just searching for something that resonates with them. The life skills they learn help prepare them to be responsible employees, effective parents, leaders, and well-adjusted citizens. The dogs they train, many of which are stray, neglected or abused, also benefit by becoming more adoptable by having basic obedience skills and socialization.
Our volunteers are critical to assisting in these programs, assisting as a coach while the youth learn the training skills and also with evening care for the dogs.
Learn More at our Orientation!
Lawrence Branch, Indianapolis Public Library7898 North Hague RoadINDIANAPOLIS, IN 46256
- Youth Services
- Child Welfare
- Animal Care / Handling
- People Skills
- Relationship Building
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- Most programs are held once a month for a week. Coaches will assist with youth training their assigned dog, usually during after-school hours. Evening care is at the Marion County Juvenile Detention Center on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday evenings.
- Volunteers at the Marion County Juvenile Detention Center must be 21. For other location programs volunteers should be 18 and out of high school.