Our youth volunteer program gives teens between the ages of 16-18 who are still enrolled in high school the opportunity to complete community service hours for school or scholarship requirements.
We are limited in the number of youth volunteers that we can take on at one time and are only able to bring on new youth volunteers in the Summer, Fall, and Spring at the start of each semester.
We are looking for youth who…
…demonstrate academic excellence.
…can commit to volunteer at least once a week for at least 12 weeks.
…can commit to volunteer on the same day and time each week.
…are willing to work with cats and/or dogs.
…are comfortable talking to members of the public.
If a student is unable to fulfil our program commitments, they will not be accepted into the program.
There is also a $30 program fee that is required of all volunteers.
How do I get started?
To become a youth volunteer, the first step is to attend a Youth Volunteer Info Session. Youth Volunteer Info Sessions are held three times per year in January, May, and August.
After attending an info session, if you still wish to join the program, you will be required to submit an application and participate in an interview.
Upcoming Youth Volunteer Info Sessions:
Our next Youth Volunteer Info Sessions will take place in January 2024. Please check back for registration in December. Questions? Email us at [email protected].
If you need to get some volunteer hours in before January, registration is now open for our next High School Service Day on Saturday, December 9, 2023. Learn more and register.
For questions about the JHS Youth Volunteer Program, please email us at [email protected].
Thank you to our generous volunteer program sponsor:
The Jacksonville Humane Society has a limited number of internship opportunities for high school students in animal welfare and veterinary medicine. Students must be enrolled in the Agri-Science program at Frank H. Peterson Academies OR a Duval County Title 1 Public High School.
Questions? Contact our Education Department: