Youth Volunteer Application (ages 12 – 17 only)
The Heritage Humane Society serves as the compassionate steward of companion animals that are in transition from stray/surrender to forever homes. Heritage Humane Society will also educate the public about humane animal care and treatment, advocate animal welfare, and provide affordable adoption and spay/neuter services to measurably reduce overpopulation of unwanted companion animals.
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Participants must be at least 16 years old to volunteer alone. Ages 12-15 must be accompanied by a parent(s)/legal guardian(s) & may not walk dogs. Volunteers under 18 must have a parent(s)/legal guardian(s) sign our Liability Waiver on their behalf, as it is a legally binding document.
Areas of Youth Volunteer Interest
PetSmart Cat Adoption Center:
Help care for the HHS adoptable cats housed at PetSmart (located at 4900 Monticello Ave., Williamsburg, VA). Tasks include cat socialization, cleaning, and helping facilitate adoptions.
Help with off-sites, humane education, school presentations, and fundraising events
Cat Socialization (Daily 11 AM-3:30 PM):
Petting, brushing cuddling and playing with our cats/kittens to improve their temperament and quality of life while in the shelter. If you would like to help with cleaning please come anytime between 8:00-11:00am.
Super Duper Clean Up Crew (8 AM-11 AM each day):
Help clean kennels, cat cages, bowls, laundry, mopping, sweeping, etc.
Animal Camp Counselor (Ages 13-17):
Supervise and teach children during summer animal camps.