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.

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

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

$25

Location

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

Date/Time

Class

Pawsitive Service Day – Quebec Street Shelter

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

$25

Location

Quebec Street Shelter, 2080 S. Quebec St., Denver, CO 80231

Date/Time

Class

Junior Volunteer Day – Quebec Street Shelter

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

$25

Location

Quebec Street Shelter, 2080 S. Quebec St., Denver, CO 80231

Date/Time

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

$25

Location

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

Date/Time

Class

Junior Volunteer Club – Quebec Street Shelter

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.

Cost

$125

Location

Quebec Street Shelter, 2080 S. Quebec St., Denver, CO 80231

Date/Time