Youth Volunteering

Our learning programs provide lessons of compassion, respect and proper care for animals to children and adults.

Volunteering

The Dumb Friends League offers volunteer opportunities for kids and teens in support of our goal to teach children and young adults the importance of treating animals in a humane way—a lesson that will benefit them and the animals in our community for a lifetime.

Youth volunteer programs are designed for children only. Parents are welcome to stay at the Shelter while these programs are in session or can leave for the duration of the program. We do ask to sign your child in and out of the program.

How to register

Register online by clicking on the date(s) you prefer. For questions regarding registration, email youthevents@ddfl.org.

Participants must be signed in and out of programs by a parent or guardian 18 years of age or older.

Class Duration Age and Description Cost Location Date/Time

Class

Tales for Tails (Read to Pets At the Shelter!) – Buddy Center

Duration

1 hour

Age and Description

The benefits of reading to animals are endless, for you and for the animals! This one-hour program provides students 1st grade to 12th grade an educational, interactive experience reading to animals at our shelter. Each program includes educational lessons, a tour, and time to practice their reading skills.

*Student must bring their own book.

Please register each child separately. Sorry, we are not able to offer refunds.

Cost

$15

Location

Buddy Center, 4556 Castleton Ct, Castle Rock, CO 80109

Date/Time

Class

Tales for Tails (Read to Pets At the Shelter!) – Leslie A. Malone Center

Duration

1 hour

Age and Description

The benefits of reading to animals are endless, for you and for the animals! This one-hour program provides students 1st grade to 12th grade an educational, interactive experience reading to animals at our shelter. Each program includes educational lessons, a tour, and time to practice their reading skills.

*Student must bring their own book.

Please register each child separately. Sorry, we are not able to offer refunds.

Cost

$15

Location

Leslie A. Malone Center, 2080 S. Quebec St., Denver, CO 80231

Date/Time


SOLD OUT


SOLD OUT


SOLD OUT


SOLD OUT


SOLD OUT

Class

Pawsitive Service Day – Buddy Center

Duration

2 hours

Age and Description

Do you want to help homeless pets? This two-hour event provides children ages 8-11 with a fun and educational experience at our shelter. Each session will allow your child to complete a service project, socialize with animals, and learn how they can be advocates for those who cannot speak for themselves.

Please register each child separately. Sorry, we are not able to offer refunds.

Cost

$30

Location

Buddy Center, 4556 Castleton Court, Castle Rock, CO 80109

Date/Time


SOLD OUT


SOLD OUT

Class

Pawsitive Service Day – Leslie A. Malone Center

Duration

2 hours

Age and Description

Do you want to help homeless pets? This two-hour event provides children ages 8-11 with a fun and educational experience at our shelter. Each session will allow your child to complete a service project, socialize with animals, and learn how they can be advocates for those who cannot speak for themselves.

Please register each child separately. Sorry, we are not able to offer refunds.

Cost

$30

Location

Leslie A. Malone Center, 2080 S. Quebec St., Denver, CO 80231

Date/Time


SOLD OUT

Class

Junior Volunteer Day – Leslie A. Malone Center

Duration

2 hours

Age and Description

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 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.

Please register each child separately. Sorry, we are not able to offer refunds.

Cost

$30

Location

Leslie A. Malone Center, 2080 S. Quebec St., Denver, CO 80231

Date/Time


SOLD OUT


SOLD OUT


SOLD OUT

Class

Junior Volunteer Day – Buddy Center

Duration

2 hours

Age and Description

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 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.

Please register each child separately. Sorry, we are not able to offer refunds.

Cost

$30

Location

Buddy Center, 4556 Castleton Court, Castle Rock, CO 80109

Date/Time


SOLD OUT


SOLD OUT

Class

Junior Volunteer Club – Leslie A. Malone Center

Duration

2 hours

Age and Description

Are you interested in volunteering for the Dumb Friends League? 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.

Please register each child separately. Sorry, we are not able to offer refunds.

Cost

$150

Location

Leslie A. Malone Center, 2080 S. Quebec St., Denver, CO 80231

Date/Time