Student Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in being part of the Marin Humane Society, and for wanting to share your time and passion towards helping animals in our community.

Please read over the details of the various opportunities to see what will work for you. We also provide assistance with school-based projects, and your class or organization can visit the Marin Humane Society and receive an educational tour. Learn more about our volunteer program requirements and contact information here.

Community Service
We are very fortunate to receive many inquiries about community service, and know many schools require students to complete a specific number of community service hours. We are grateful that you want your community service hours to benefit the animals.

To fulfill this requirement we encourage you to work on an independent community service project such as:

  • Collect items for the shelter from our wish list
  • Organize a small fundraising event, bake sale, car wash, etc. and use the funds to donate to a specific cause at the humane society
  • Use your donation to buy needed items for the shelter animals at our pet supply store, Animal Outfitters, when you come in for your scheduled tour.

Please contact the Education Coordinator at 415.506.6288 to have your project approved prior to starting. Be sure to document the time you spend completing your project. When it is completed call the education department to make an appointment to bring the proceeds of your project to the shelter. At that time you will receive a tour of the shelter, many thanks and a sign off on your completed hours. You also will see firsthand how your efforts will make a difference for animals in your community.

Note: Volunteer opportunities working directly at the shelter are for students who have been in our service clubs or have already completed a service project on their own.

Summer Camp
Children in Grades 1-12 learn all about animal care, handling and welfare in beginning through advanced camp sessions. Summer Camp 2014 is full.

 Animal Care Club

Fall 2014 after-school clubs are full. The deadline for Spring 2015 applications is Saturday, December 13, 2014.
Animal Care Club introduces 5th and 6th grade students to the Marin Humane Society’s programs and to general animal care concepts. The club meets every other week for one semester. A completed application and activity fee are required. Animal Care Club is limited to 12 students per semester, applicants are chosen by lottery. To apply for the Animal Care Club download the application!

 

Roots and Shoots

Fall 2014 after-school clubs are full. The deadline for Spring 2015 applications is Saturday, December 13, 2014.
As part of a global youth community service program started by Dr. Jane Goodall, our Roots & Shoots club works on projects to help animals and the environment in Marin County and beyond. The club meets every other week and is one semester long. A completed application and activity fee are required. Roots & Shoots clubs are limited to 12 students per semester, applicants are chosen by lottery. To apply for the Roots and Shoots club download the application!

Student Interns

Fall 2014 after-school clubs are full. The deadline for Spring 2015 applications is Saturday, December 13, 2014.
Our student internship program is open to high school students who have participated in either our Animal Care Club or Roots and Shoots program. Students may volunteer for 1-3 hours per week in various departments around the shelter through our internship program. A completed application and activity fee are required. Teens must attend a Student Intern Orientation along with specific department training sessions before being given an internship assignment. If students are interested in continuing their work after their semester internship they may become an official student volunteer if there are openings available.

Internships applications are available upon request to eligible students. Please request an application by emailing the Education department.

For more information about the above programs, please email the Education department.

 

Marin Humane Society

171 Bel Marin Keys Blvd, Novato, CA 94949
Phone 415.883.4621

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