Volunteer Directly with Kids & Shelter Dogs!

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ORGANIZATION: K9 Youth Alliance

K9 Youth Alliance is a local nonprofit that seeks to enrich the lives of underserved youth while they help prepare abandoned dogs for forever homes. We're currently seeking people ages 21 and up to mentor student-dog teams our upcoming program!

Each 3-week K9 Youth Alliance program empowers 6-7 young people and 7-10 shelter dogs as they learn and develop important life skills together.

Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities

  • Arrive at the site early to help set up, meet with staff and handle an assigned dog
  • Provide support and encouragement to your assigned student-dog team as they are taught by our professional dog trainer and educational facilitator
  • Help with clean up and dog handling, debrief with staff after the program ends
  • Assist the program at the Program Director , Educational Facilitator & Dog Training Instructors' discretion
Must be 21, pass a criminal background check, be able to handle dogs of all sizes and energy levels, and be able to be active for 3 hours at a time.

Scheduled Time Varies As Follows

Week 1
Monday, July 25 - Friday, July 29,1:15 - 4:30PM

Weeks 2 & 3
Monday, August 1 - Friday, August 5 & Monday, August 8 - Friday, August 12, 8:15-11:30AM

If you are interested in volunteering please email Kelly at k9ya@k9youthalliance.org asap!!

All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity should adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here: https://www.laworks.com/health-and-safety

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About K9 Youth Alliance


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

Mission Statement

K9 Youth Alliance enriches the lives of youth from under-resourced communities while preparing abandoned shelter dogs for permanent homes.


Program volunteers recruited on an on-going basis. Program volunteers will work directly with a student-dog team and must be 21 or older.




Mon Jul 25, 2022 - Fri Aug 12, 2022
08:15 AM - 04:30 PM


9124 South Main StreetLos Angeles, CA 90003



  • Youth Services
  • Animal Therapy




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Varies, generally 9-15 hours a week.

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