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Humane Education Programs

At the ARLGP, we believe that in teaching our community kids at a young age to be responsible pet owners and advocates, we are ensuring animals will be humanely treated and cared for well into the future.


In-Shelter Programming For Kids

Junior Volunteer Days at the ARLGP

Our junior volunteer days offer youth the opportunity to experience shelter life hands-on with activities and projects that support every aspect of the facility.

Junior Volunteer Days are offered on scheduled Saturday mornings throughout the school year. Each session is designed for specific grade levels and meets 9am-noon with a maximum enrollment of 8 volunteers. Volunteer time will include interaction with our adoptable animals and will be led by one of our on-staff humane educators. Parents do not stay with their child during volunteer days.

  • Cost for participation is $15 per volunteer, per session (snack will be provided).
  • Masks are required for all volunteers during our fall/winter 2020 junior volunteer days until further notice.

Fall/winter 2020 dates and age groups:

  • Grades K-2:
    • 10/3sold-out 
    • 11/14sold-out 
  • Grades 3-5:
    • 10/17— sold-out
    • 10/24sold-out 
    • 12/12— sold-out
  • Grades 6-8:
    • 9/26— sold out
    • 11/7— sold-out
    • 12/19— sold-out

Enroll your junior volunteer now >


After-School Clubs

In response to the need for school-age care during the COVID-19 altered school schedules, the ARLGP will be providing an after-school and remote learning program to Westbrook Middle School (WMS) students beginning the week of September 14th and running through Friday, January 29th (the completion of the second quarter).

Click here to read all about this new program and to enroll your WMS student >


Birthday Parties

Celebrate your birthday in the most fur-tastic way! ARLGP birthday parties include two hours of programming and festivities in our humane education classroom. Learn more and schedule your birthday party today >


For Teachers & Educators

The ARLGP offers free in-class presentations, workshops and lessons to local schools covering a wide variety of animal-related topics. Our humane educators can also help you incorporate humane lessons into your teaching at any grade level. We can also help students or groups choose service/learning projects and support you through the process.

Have questions? Want to schedule an in-class or Zoom visit from our educators? Contact our humane education department at education@arlgp.org or (207) 517-3939.


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