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K9 Youth Alliance

Overview: K9 Youth Alliance is a local nonprofit that seeks to enrich the lives of young people 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!

Impact: 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 and Dog Training Instructors' discretion

Requirements: 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.

If you are interested in volunteering please email Kelly at asap!!

All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity should adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here:

By clicking "Express Interest," I acknowledge that I am aware and understand that I am being referred to Activities that are coordinated and managed by a third party Agency or Organization and that L.A. Works has no jurisdiction, control, or oversight over these Activities. The Activities may be inherently dangerous and may expose me to a variety of foreseen and unforeseen hazards and risks including exposure to Coronavirus Disease 2019 ("COVID-19"). The Activities may involve a degree of contact with clients who need assistance and other volunteers who may be carriers of COVID-19 and that personal protective equipment may not be available for my use and/or effective against preventing transmission of COVID-19 whether as a result of my own actions or otherwise.

By clicking "Express Interest," I acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in the Activities and have considered those risks. I hereby expressly and specifically assume such risks, including any and all risk of injury, illness, harm, or loss that I may incur as a result of my participation in the Activities. I hereby fully and forever release and discharge L.A. Works from, and expressly waive, any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, that may arise from my participation in the Activities.

*Important information

*Volunteer time shifts are broken down into the following time frames:

Monday Afternoon

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About K9 Youth Alliance


556 South Fair Oaks Ave, 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 Oct 04, 2021 - Fri Oct 22, 2021
12:01 AM - 11:59 PM


Pasadena, CA 91105







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