YouthSERVE Santa Cruz

Are you passionate about empowering youth and caring for the county’s
neediest animals? Then we need you! The Santa Cruz Volunteer Center is
launching a program that trains volunteer leaders to supervise small
groups of youth volunteers (ages 13-17) working at the animal shelter.
Together, leaders and volunteers will offer dogs and cats some much needed
TLC and provide basic training and socialization for the shelter animals.
Adult volunteer leaders will serve as mentors for youth and provide
guidance as they work with challenges that can come up working with
shelter animals.

Without volunteer leaders, youth can’t volunteer in the shelter and they
miss out on this great opportunity to make life better for animals in our
community. As a leader, you can be the missing link that makes animal
shelter volunteering accessible for youth. Leaders should be responsible,
mature, and enthusiastic volunteers (20 years or older) who can commit to
a minimum six months, and a minimum of 4 hours a month of volunteering.
Training will be provided. No advance experience is required. We hope you
will join us for this exciting and rewarding volunteer opportunity to
empower youth and support animals in our community.

The information above can be found on the official website of YouthSERVE Santa Cruz. For more details about the organization and to find out how you can volunteer, please visit their website:

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