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Junior Volunteer Program

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Covid-19 Update as it applies to HRA's Junior Volunteer program

The health and well-being of the animals in our care, our staff and volunteers, and the community we serve are our top priority. As such, we have placed our Junior Volunteer (JV) program on a temporary hold. In the meantime, you may want to consider completing one or more of the projects from the list of volunteer projects to do at home or create your own fund-raiser or awareness campaign. Please continue to check this page for updates on our JV program.

Junior Volunteer Program

High school juniors and seniors interested in performing non-animal handling shelter support tasks are invited to apply to HRA’s Junior Volunteer (JV) program. JVs aid HRA staff in many ways by performing non-animal handling support tasks including washing dishes, washing/drying/folding laundry, and preparing treat pouches for dogs. JVs also help with administrative and adoption tasks such as cleaning kennel cards and collating adoption packets.


  • High school juniors and seniors are eligible to apply to become HRA JVs.
  • Due to the demands of the JV program and high volume of applications, not all applicants will be invited to become JVs.
  • Prospective JVs must apply to and be accepted to the JV program before volunteering at HRA.
  • The prospective JV’s parent/guardian must read, agree to, and sign the liability waiver that is part of the application packet.
  • Prospective JVs will complete all questions on the application.
  • Prospective JVs will be able to attend the JV orientation/training on two consecutive Wednesdays
  • Accepted and trained JVs are expected to volunteer on Wednesdays from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • JVs are expected to volunteer a minimum of one, two hour (4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.) Wednesday shift per month after the initial two consecutive weeks of training.

We are happy to sign service learning paperwork, but it is the student's responsibility to ensure service with HRA will meet the school's requirements.


  • Develop a greater understanding of shelter operations.
  • Become familiar with various jobs within HRA.
  • Meet others who are passionate about helping animals.

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