Youth Volunteers (8-18 years old) are always welcome to help the Prince William SPCA in our mission of helping companion animals. However, not all volunteer opportunities are open to individuals under 18 years old. Below you will find information on what opportunities are best suited for younger volunteers. Parents, community group leaders and other adults may register their children or your group on the volunteer registration form.
Get Kids Involved!
Here are just a few examples of how you can help:
- Encourage your teachers to include lessons on humane education and sign up for KIND News
- Post information and a donation can in your local neighborhood or school
- Conduct bake sales, car washes or sell lemonade; donate money raised to the PWSPCA
- Organize yard sales, dog washes or a “penny drive” at school
- Have a Birthday party where kids bring gifts and/or money for the animals
- The Prince William SPCA can provide brochures, newsletters and other information you may need for any of the activities listed above.
- Collect animal books for the Free Little Library (we have 2 – one at each local animal shelter!)
- Adopt a shelter animal (never buy from a pet store or breeder)
- Report animal cruelty to the local police
- Make a poster to inform others about the importance of spay/neuter or how to identify animal cruelty
- Start a Prince William SPCA club at school. Rally your friends to help animals and learn about animal issues. We can help! Just ask.
- Earn animal badges through Girl Scout and Boy Scout programs.