Are you interested in giving back to your community? AFCHS offers many opportunities to do just that.
If you are a youth and would like to volunteer fill out the application below.
Guidelines for Youth Volunteers
Note: All Youth Volunteers must read the guidelines listed below to be considered as a volunteer at the AFCHS.
We accept volunteers 12 years and older. However no one younger than 16 years old will be allowed to volunteer without an adult family member present the first time. If you sign the form on the right, assuring us that your child is old enough. Should he or she not be old enough, we will not be held liable.
Friends may not volunteer together unless we have the assurance of both the volunteers and their parents that they will take their volunteer duties seriously.
NOTE: Special accommodations will be made for groups like Fraternities, Key Club, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts etc.
No one younger than 12 years old will be allowed to volunteer without an adult family member present.
Depending on the youth’s age, we prefer no more than 3 hours per volunteer. We do not allow 1 hour time slots, 2 hours is the minimum.
You, MAY not tease or pick on any other volunteers or you will not be allowed to come back. We will immediately call your parents.
These are the duties that Youth Volunteers might participate in:
- Walk sanctuary dogs
- Brush cats/dogs
- Play with the dogs
- Brush cat trees
- Scoop litter boxes
- Socializing with cats/dogs
- Wipe down walls and ledges
- Top off water and food bowls
- Folding laundry
- Cleaning windows
- Washing dishes
Is there something on this list that you don’t want your child to do? If so, please indicate it in the volunteer application form.
Your cell phones must be given to your parents. If you need to make a call, use the AFCHS phones.
While with the cats, your volunteer job is to brush, pet and play with as many cats as possible. Please stay calm so that the cats stay relaxed. This is their home.
Please clean any brush or comb you use after each use, PLEASE do not put it back in the drawer dirty or full of hair.
Do not tease the cats! Play with the cats gently using their own toys. Do not throw toys, beds, or water at them. The more you interact with them the more friendly they become.
Please help with washing and refilling water bowls and then put them back exactly where you found them. Also help with the cleaning/scooping of litter boxes.
Please let us know if you think a cat is behaving strange or looks ill.