Thank you for your interest in helping pets!

Volunteering is a wonderful way to learn, have fun, and give back to your community. We are one of the few pet rescues in the Valley that allows children under the age of 16 to be a part of our volunteer programs. We recognize the importance of instilling the values of compassion and responsibility at a young age, which is why kids ages 8 to 15 who are accompanied by their parent can volunteer with our dogs and cats. Children as young as 6 years old can enroll in our Animal Book Club where they can practice their skills reading aloud to the dogs and the cats here at the shelter, boosting their confidence and providing a comforting presence to the animals. Additionally, we have frequent visits from local Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops, elementary, middle school, and high school students who collect donations and participate in other improvement projects to benefit Lost Our Home.

Along with volunteering directly at the shelter, there are various other many ways that you can help pets every day from the comfort of your own home or school!

Check out these fun ideas to help pets at Lost Our Home:

Youth Volunteer Requirements

  • Must be at least 16 years of age to volunteer without an adult present.
  • A parent or guardian must attend minors during orientation, training classes, and volunteer shifts.
  • Attend a volunteer orientation and training session. A waiver must be signed by an adult (18+) at the time of orientation.
  • Commit to volunteer at least six hours a month for at least six consecutive months.