At the Dumb Friends League, we talk about how we could not do what we do without the work of our more than 1,370 volunteers. We also believe that kids learn responsibility, leadership and compassion through volunteerism and recognize that it’s not always easy to find opportunities to serve when you’re young. The League has several options for kids to practice and grow their philanthropic spirit.
Junior Volunteer Club
Is your child interested in volunteering for the Dumb Friends League at the Leslie A. Malone Center? This five-month club introduces children ages 12-15 to the benefits of volunteering in an animal shelter. Students learn about important animal welfare topics and how to be advocates for those who cannot speak for themselves. They also work alongside adult volunteers each month, cleaning animal enclosures and socializing and working with cats, dogs and small mammals.
Junior Volunteer Days
Do you want to help homeless pets? Are you trying to complete a community service goal or learn more about how to get involved? This two-hour event at the Buddy Center and the Leslie A. Malone Center provides children ages 12-15 with a hands-on experience helping the animals in our care. Students will learn how to be advocates for those who cannot speak for themselves, complete a service project, and work with staff and volunteers cleaning enclosures and socializing the animals at our shelter.
Pawsitive Service Days
Do you want to help homeless pets? This two-hour event provides children ages 8-11 with a fun and educational experience at either the Buddy Center or the Leslie A. Malone Center. Each session allows your child to complete a service project, socialize with animals and learn how they can be advocates for those who cannot speak for themselves.
For all programs, visit ddfl.org/youth-volunteering to see available dates and register.
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