Humane Rescue Alliance

Advocating for animal-friendly communities. Strengthening the animal-human bond.

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adoptable cat Calabazita

Staff Favorite: Calabazita!

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Youth Volunteers

Interested in volunteering, but under the age of 18?

We offer several options for students under the age of 18 to become involved with the Humane Rescue Alliance.

  • Teenagers 13 – 17 years old, apply to be considered for our Teenage Ambassadors In Leadership & Service (TAILS) Program. The TAILS program is offered three times a year with sessions in Fall, Spring, & Summer. This unique opportunity allows students to volunteer without a parent or guardian, a rarity within animal welfare. We do this by focusing on leadership-level service and eliminating animal handling tasks, which require the accompaniment of a parent or guardian.
     
  • Complete one or more of these offsite projects and deliver the results to our 71 Oglethorpe Street NW adoption center. You may even request a signature for Student Service Learning paperwork.
     
  • Gather a group together for a group volunteer event. Group volunteer service includes fundraising to sponsor our most vulnerable animals, making enrichment toys at our Oglethorpe Street NW location, handing out the toys and socializing animals during a private tour (while the adoption center is closed to the public), and selecting animals to sponsor and promote for a more speedy adoption.
     
  • Host a supply drive. There are lots of ways to give to the Humane Rescue Alliance and coordinating the donation of needed goods and supplies is always appreciated.
     
  • Learn about our humane education programs, which encourage students to speak up for animals rather than accept the role of passive observers. The program empowers children to do good, but also puts them on a path to becoming more thoughtful, empathetic, civic-minded citizens.

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