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ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships

Youth Volunteer Opportunities with Animals


BG/WC Humane Society

Contact: 842-8572 or 783-9404

On-site: You can volunteer to clean the cages, socialize the kitties, walk the dogs, or groom the animals. NOTE: Parental supervision is required for volunteers under the age of 18.

Donations: You can also donate any of the following items to the Humane Society: 4 ft to 6 ft leashes, adjustable dog/cat collars, bleach, paper towels, latex gloves, Pine Sol, 2 compartment food/water bowls, kitty litter scoopable or clay, Frontline, Revolution, Advantage (for fleas & ticks), dog & cat toys, dog kennels (10 x 10 x 6), mops, brooms, dust pans, plastic dog houses, cedar shavings for dog bedding, stainless steel dog bowls & buckets.


Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday - 10 AM - 4:30 PM. Saturday - 10 AM to 4 PM (seasonal), Sunday Noon - 4 PM, CLOSED ON WEDNESDAYS.

Contact Michelle Hunt at 842-8572 or 783-9404


New Beginnings Therapeutic Riding
Contact: 777-3600

You do not have to have horse experience to volunteer. Volunteers must be at least 14 years of age and physically fit to walk approximately an hour and jog occasionally. Volunteers will need to commit 1-2 hours per week during our riding season. Volunteers are needed to work with students as side-walkers and horse leaders; orientation is a requirement for volunteers and junior volunteers, 

Jr. Volunteers:

A Jr. Volunteer program is available for children from 9 to 13 years of age. These children should be able to follow instructions and guidance under adult supervision. Their duties include keeping the facility clean, helping instructors and help prepare for classes. Horse experience is not required but is very helpful.


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 Last Modified 9/24/14