What is Junior Volunteer Club?
Junior Volunteer Club is an opportunity for 12 - 15 year olds to gain hands on experience volunteering at the Dumb Friends League. This is a great way to meet a community service goal or simply just to help the homeless pets in our care. Students will work alongside adult volunteers cleaning animal enclosures and socializing and working with cats, dogs, and small mammals.
A parent or guardian must attend a mandatory training during the first session with the registered child.
To allow other students an opportunity to volunteer, students may only participate in one five-month session.
Registration and waivers are required.
When and where is Junior Volunteer Club held?
This Junior Volunteer Club session runs the SECOND Saturday of each month from 12-2pm on January 9, February 13, March 13, April 10, and May 8 at our Leslie A. Malone Center in Denver, located at 2080 S. Quebec Street.
A parent or guardian must attend a mandatory training during the first session (12-2pm) on January 9th with the registered child. There will be a graduation party during the last session on May 8th from 1:30-2pm. Families are encouraged to attend.
What should my child bring?
Please bring your completed and signed waiver to the first session’s training. Students must wear closed toed shoes and weather appropriate clothing, as some activities will be held outside. Students will receive a Junior Volunteer Club t-shirt at training. This t-shirt identifies them as members of the club throughout the League and must be worn to each session. Parents or guardians must sign students in and out each month.
Do you allow for early drop-off or late pick up?
Sorry, we cannot accommodate early drop-off or late pick up at Junior Volunteer Club. Since we do not have an after-care license, late pick-ups after 2:10pm will be charged $1/minute.
Why do I need to sign a media waiver?
We might take pictures throughout the event to use in various Dumb Friends League media publications. A media waiver is not required for participation, however your child may need to sit out of certain group pictures if you choose not to complete one.
Why does volunteering cost money?
Your registration fee enables us to cover the cost of staffing, supplies, insurance, and materials used in Junior Volunteer Club, allowing more resources and donated dollars to be utilized for the homeless pets in our care.
What other details do I need to know?
Registrations and waivers are required for participation in Junior Volunteer Day. While we try our best to work with every animal lover, we may not be able to accommodate children with severe animal allergies or special needs. In these cases, please contact us before registering to discuss.
We are working hard to ensure every participant's safety and have implemented strict requirements in order to do so. Please review the following COVID protocols before attending the JVC program:
Masks are required
6ft social distancing practices are required
Temperatures are required to be taken upon arrival for the program
Increased hand-washing practices are required
If, on the day of the program, your child or anyone residing in the same household feels ill, has a fever, or any cold/flu sypmtoms do not attend the program. Please email Lauren Pipis at email@example.com to let us know your child will not be attending.
Can I transfer a program date or get a refund if I'm unable to attend my scheduled program?
Unfortunately, due to limited staffing and resources, all program registrations are final and we are not able to offer refunds or transfers to a different program date.