Critter Camp Counselor

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Santa Fe Animal Shelter

Critter Camp

Want to share your love of animals while inspiring youth? Become a Critter Camp Counselor at the Santa Fe Animal Shelter!

We are seeking Volunteer Camp Counselors to lead youth, ages 6-13, through our organization’s day camp programs. Critter Camp is a vital program that teaches youth about animal care in fun and inventive ways. Visit this link to learn more about our Critter Camp Program:

The Counselors, under the direction of the Camp Host, are responsible for group and behavior management as well as guiding campers in humane education activities. The Counselors will co-supervise the campers while they interact with animals, listen to guest speakers and participate in educational games.

The Camp Host will provide resources and guest speakers so the curriculum has some structure, but still allows for creative activities based on the included topics. This is an excellent opportunity for people interested in child education or who have retired from a teaching position and have time to volunteer.

If you are interested in pursuing this as an internship for an organization, please provide requirements and contact information. We can provide you with letters of reference and hours served even if you are seeking an independent internship arrangement.

Thank you for your interest in this amazing opportunity!

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About Santa Fe Animal Shelter


100 Caja Del Rio Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87507, US

Mission Statement

Since 1939, the Santa Fe Animal Shelter has been dedicated to its mission: support animals, save lives, spread compassion.


We are northern New Mexico’s largest open-admission, no-kill shelter. Our Live Release Rate is currently at 94.2 percent.

As a private, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, we receive nearly all of our funding from private donors in our community and beyond. Santa Fe Animal Shelter focuses on spay/neuter programs to control overpopulation, creative adoption efforts to bring pets to loving families and dozens of programs providing support for marginalized animals.


We'll work with your schedule.


100 Caja Del Rio RoadSanta Fe, NM 87507



  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Youth Services
  • Child Care
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Child Development
  • Relationship Building


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • In this role, you must commit to one session of Counselor work that includes a 2, 3 or 5 day camp over Winter Break, Spring Break or any session during the Summer Break from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Commitment time may be negotiable.

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