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Fox Valley Humane Association

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Fox Valley Humane Association is thrilled to offer a volunteer opportunity for teens ages 13-17 years old. The Junior Volunteer program offers responsible and energetic youth a chance to learn new skills and enhance their dedication to animal welfare. This program will allow these volunteers to make a difference in the lives of the animals at FVHA.

Junior Volunteer Positions:
  • Greeting - Welcome guests and friends to the shelter.
  • Office Projects - Assist the front desk with projects as needed.
  • Laundry and Dishes - We do approximately 93 loads of laundry every day!
  • Cat or Critter Cleaning - Maintain a clean environment for the cats and critters.
  • Events - Help at our special events - Tailgate, Bark in the Park, food drives, and more!
  • Fundraising - Create supplies and projects for fundraising programs.
  • Cat Socialization - Help frightened and shy cats acclimate to the shelter setting.
  • Deck Hand - Introduce potential adopters to their new best friend. (after initial training and volunteering)
  • Dog Walking - Exercise and socialize the adoptable dogs. (after initial training and volunteering)
  • Outreach - Represent FVHA and communicate with the public at the Pet Stop.
As part of the Junior Volunteer program, volunteers are also encouraged to attend occasional meetings. Meetings will be held on Thursday evenings every few months, and they will cover a variety of topics. Please see the calendar for upcoming meeting dates! NEW! Job Shadow Program Junior volunteers ages 16-17 can apply to be a Varsity Volunteer and participate in the Job Shadow Program! There are three exciting opportunities that will be available during the summer: the surgical suite, the dog behavior and training department, and the marketing department. To be accepted into the program, Junior Volunteers should have a strong desire to enter into the animal welfare field as adults, must be in good standing with at least 25 hours volunteering, and must submit an Application and a recommendation letter from an FVHA staff member for approval. For more information, contact the volunteer coordinator at volunteers@foxvalleypets.org. We are always welcome to new ideas or projects the Junior Volunteers are interested in. If you have suggestions for fundraising ideas, please let us know. Youth Requirements:
  • Junior Volunteers must be between 13-17 years old.
  • Complete the Junior Volunteer application.
  • Provide a letter of recommendation from a non-related adult.
  • Attend a volunteer orientation with a parent/guardian.
Parent/Guardian Requirements:
  • Consent and supervision is required at all times.
  • Complete an adult volunteer application.
  • Attend volunteer orientation with the Junior Volunteer.

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  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Therapy


  • Teens


  • Must be at least 13
  • Orientation or Training

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