Junior Volunteer Program
Our Junior Volunteer Program is for children ages 10-13. It is on the third Thursday of each month from 4-5PM. This helps long-term BAHS residents get adopted and teaching children about animal welfare issues and our shelter. The next Junior Volunteer date is:
October 19th – Register Here
Arts and craft fee: $5.
NOTE: Beginning in October, the Junior Volunteer Program will be moving to the third Thursday afternoon of the month from 3:30-5PM. Registration information will be posted soon. Email email@example.com with any questions.
Children of all ages are invited to come read to the dogs and cats on Sundays from 1-3PM. The dogs and cats love it and so will you! You will need to do a brief orientation the first time you come to the shelter. Please bring your own book.
We are closed on Sundays, so please go to our back gate. This is the gravel driveway directly across from St. Clair County Animal Control. Please call 618-235-3712 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Group Tours/Educational Programs
Do you have a group of children who would love to learn more about animals shelters and how to help animals in our community? You can schedule your group of up to 12 children for a tour and educational program by emailing email@example.com.
Projects You Can Do At Home
- Have a lemonade stand, garage sale, or bake sale that benefits BAHS
- Create an adoption poster for one of our dogs or cats. Just call the shelter for pictures and information about one of our adoptable animals.
- Collect donations at your birthday party. To see a list of items we need at the shelter go to our Amazon Wish List.
- Make homemade dog treats or cat enrichment toys. There are many recipes and ideas online!
Projects You Can Do At School
- Ask your principal if your school can participate in Pennies for Pets. The classes or grades in your school can compete to raise the most change for BAHS. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
- Hold a Walk-a-Thon to benefit BAHS. Collect donations for the number of miles that you walk or run with your dog. Don’t have a dog? Borrow one from a friend or neighbor!
- You class can make homemade dog treats or cat enrichment toys. There are many recipes and ideas online!
Service Learning Projects
Service learning incorporates meaningful community service with learning objectives and reflection in order to meet societal needs. We have several projects available to older students who would like to volunteers to be part of a structured project to benefit homeless animals in our community. Project topics include TNR and dog overpopulation. Email email@example.com for more information.