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 fundraiser or awareness campaign. Please continue to check this page for updates on our JV program.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, HRA’s Junior Volunteer Program is on hold. However, students interested in helping HRA help the animals may want to complete one of the enrichment projects outlined on the youth volunteer page. Instructions on how to receive Service Learning credit for those projects is detailed at the bottom of that page.
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.
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.
IN ADDITION TO SUPPORTING HRA STAFF, Junior Volunteers WILL:
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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