Kids and Teens Volunteer Opportunities at FOHA

Pet lovers of all ages are encouraged to become involved at FOHA.  Explore the following activities.

For any questions, please send a message from our Contact Us Page. Select Kids and Teens Projects in the drop down.

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Volunteer.... At FOHA

Kids and teens are welcome to accompany their parents for Cat Snuggling (ages 10-17) and Dog Walking (ages 13-17). Parents will need to participate in a Dog Walking or Cat Snuggling Orientation prior to volunteering.

We will plan more on-site activities as COVID restrictions are lifted and it is safe to bring groups back to FOHA. Keep checking back to see what exciting things we have planned!

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Volunteer.... At Home

A number of volunteer activities can occur at home or away from the shelter to provide much needed resources for the FOHA Dogs and Cats or to help us thank our supporters.

  1. Enrichment Toys: Toys make great entertainment for the animals in our care. Not all toys have to be store bought - you can make toys from items you have around your home.  For a list of enrichment toys for both dogs and cats, click here. FOHA has some supplies on hand as well. Contact Us to explore different options.
  2. Donations: Aside from making enrichment toys and donating them, here are other ways to donate.
    • Promote and collect items from FOHA's Amazon Charity Wish List, Chewy or Kuranda. Items can be bought and shipped directly from Amazon using the wish list.
    • Organize a supply drive with your friends and family.
    • Celebrate your birthday by hosting an animal themed party and asking for donations or toys to donate to FOHA.  A party activity could be making homemade dog treats to donate or any of the other activities listed (Enrichment toys, art and awareness).
  3. Fundraising: There are many ways to fundraise in support of FOHA.
    • Coordinate with local retailers to place a change jar at their location and collect change to donate.
    • Host a fundraiser such as a bake sale, lemonade stand, dog wash, yard sale, etc. and donate the proceeds to FOHA.  There is no limit to the creativity with these types of fundraisers.
  4. Scavenger Hunts: Look around your home for items to donate.
    • Canned goods such as cans of pumpkin or jars of Peanut Butter.  NOTE: some Peanut Butter contains Xylitol which is poisonous to dogs.  Jif is a brand that does not have Xylitol. Please check the labels prior to donating.
    • Have a toy or piece of clothing you no longer want? Collect items around your home to donate to The Treasure Hound, a resale shop that operates solely to support FOHA.  A list of accepted items can be found here.

To schedule time to drop items off at the shelter, please send a message from our Contact Us Page. Select Kids and Teens Projects in the drop down.

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Volunteer... Thru Art and Awareness

Are you creative? Do you like to draw?  Can you use PowerPoint or Slides to make a sign? Are you on social media such as Instagram, TikTok, Snapchat or Facebook?

Promote Awareness of FOHA's Events and Animals Up for Adoption

  • Makes signs or flyers for upcoming events and post in local businesses and in your community.
  • Share adoptable pets and events on your social media.

Help Us Thank our Supporters

Create thank you cards that will be used to thank our supporters.

  • Thank you cards should be grouped in bundles of 50 or 100 at time of drop off.
  • The card should be no larger than 5x7. Smaller sizes are accepted.
  • The art inside the thank you card does not have to be animal related.  Any artwork in the card is appreciated.
  • The FOHA logo can be drawn into the card.

To schedule time to drop items off at the shelter, please send a message from our Contact Us Page. Select Kids and Teens Projects in the drop down.

Create a One of a Kind Gifts for Adoptions

Draw a portrait of a cat or dog listed on FOHA's pet adoption pages and we'll post it along with the picture. The original art will be given as a gift to the new pet parents.

  • Any material can be used for the artwork.
  • Once completed, take a photo and email to youthprograms@foha.org
  • To schedule time to drop items off at the shelter, please send a message from our Contact Us Page. Select Kids and Teens Projects in the drop down.

"Art is not what you see, but what you make others see." - Edgar Degas

 

FOHA Coloring Pages

For yourself or for the kids... download a FOHA coloring page. Check back often as more pages become available.

PRINTING NOTE: Make sure to check the settings to print in Black and White and fit to paper.

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