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Junior Volunteer Program

Junior Volunteer Days with 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 our organization. Junior Volunteer Days are offered on scheduled Saturday mornings throughout the school year. Each session is designed for specific grade levels and meets from 9am-noon. Volunteer time will include interaction with our adoptable animals and will be led by an ARLGP educator. Please note: parents do not stay with their child during volunteer days.

All the details:

  • Sessions meet from 9am-noon.
  • Cost for participation is $20 per volunteer, per session (snack will be provided).
  • There is a maximum capacity of 10 children per session.
  • Masks are currently required for all junior volunteers while indoors.

Available fall 2021 dates:

  • Saturday 11/20: Grades K-2— this session is sold-out
  • Saturday 12/11: Grades 6-8– this session is sold out

Junior Volunteer Days with the ARLGP & MSSPA

New program for fall 2021! We are offering a new and unique opportunity for our junior volunteers to spend time at both the ARLGP and the Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals (MSSPA).

The MSSPA is a partner shelter that focusses on the adoption and rehabilitation of our equine friends. The MSSPA campus is located at 279 River Road in Windham (6 miles from the ARLGP).

Participants will start the day with activities and animal meet-and-greet at the ARLGP from 9-11:30am. Junior volunteers will eat lunch at the ARLGP before being transported to the MSSPA in our passenger van (by our ARLGP educator). There, they will participate in activities and exploration from 12-2pm. Parent pick-up will take place at the MSSPA at 2pm. Please note: parents do not stay with their child during volunteer days.

All the details:

  • Sessions meet from 9am-2pm: 9am-noon at ARLGP, noon-2pm at MSSPA
    • The majority of time at MSSPA will be spent outdoors.
    • Children are required to dress appropriately for the day’s weather with closed-toe footwear for the farm environment.
    • Children will be picked up at the MSSPA.
  • ARLGP session is taught by our humane educator, Darci. MSSPA session is taught by their community programs manager, Robert.
  • Cost for participation is $40 per volunteer, per session.
  • Participants need to bring their own lunch.
  • Masks are currently required for all junior volunteers while indoors.
  • There is a maximum capacity of 10 children per session.
  • Please only enroll your child in the ARLGP/MSSPA day if they can attend for the entirety of the program.

Available fall 2021 dates:

  • Saturday 9/25: Grades 3-5— this session is sold-out
  • Saturday 10/16: Grades 6-8— this session is sold-out
  • Saturday 10/23: Grades 3-5— this session is sold-out

 


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