HUMANE EDUCATION VOLUNTEERS

Do you love working with kids just as much as you love animals? Do you want to impact today’s youth and help encourage humane treatment of all animals? You can make a difference as a Humane Education Volunteer for Lollypop Farm!

Humane Education programs at Lollypop Farm aim to reach and educate children in our community. Our dedicated volunteers are at the forefront of teaching students, shaping attitudes, and forming the differences makers of tomorrow.

Humane Education promotes personal and global responsibility for companion animals, such as cats, dogs, and all forms of animal life. It explains the consequences of our behaviors and encourages people to see the value of all living things. Humane Education programs engage individuals of all ages to model empathy, compassion, and respect.

Humane Education Volunteer Opportunities

Focus of the job:
Lollypop Farm is the place to be on the weekend! We run “Petacular Parties” for Birthdays, Girl Scout Workshops, and Behind the Scenes Tours every Saturday and Sunday! Humane Education Volunteers will work closely with our Education Assistant to offer high quality programming to children and adults.

Activities & Responsibilities:          

  • Host Humane Education programs
  • Communicate with Humane Education Manager & Education Assistant
  • Verify payment for program
  • Prep for programs (stuff party bags, light cleaning)

Requirements:
Customer service skills, interest in working with children and adults

Reports to:
Humane Education Manager

Qualifications:
Volunteer Training Provided

  • Volunteer orientation
  • Zoonosis
  • Cat behavior lecture
  • Dog Behavior lecture
  • “Hands-on” Humane Education volunteer training

Time commitment:

  Saturdays Sundays
Shift #1 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Shift #2 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Volunteers are invited to work one or two shifts.

Dress Code:
Volunteer polo shirt and name badge.

Focus of the job:
Tour Guide Volunteers provide “behind-the-scenes” tours children and adults. Guides will take the group into areas that are closed to the public (like the Clinic and the Behavior and Training center) and will share information about Lollypop Farm and its history. All tours are pre-scheduled by:

  • Group Size: 6 to 25 people (including adults)
  • Minimum age: 6 years old

Activities & Responsibilities:          

  • Lead guests on a guided tour of the campus.
  • Communicate with Humane Education Manager & Assistant
  • Verify payment for program
  • Follow all tour guide policies

 Requirements:
Customer service skills, interest in working with children and adults

Reports to:
Humane Education Manager

Qualifications:
Volunteer Training Provided

  • Volunteer orientation
  • Zoonosis
  • Cat behavior lecture
  • Dog Behavior lecture
  • “Hands-on” Humane Education volunteer training

Time commitment:
FLEXIBLE!

  • Schedule based on when tours are scheduled
  • -OR- scheduled shifts for regularly offered “drop-in tours”

Dress Code:
Volunteer polo shirt and name badge.

Focus of the job:
 Animal Tales Story Time is a free drop-in story time on Friday mornings at 11:30 am.  As a Story Time Volunteer you will engage young children in the joy of animals through animal themed storybooks.

 Activities & Responsibilities:

  • Preview books selected for story time
  • Setup floor pillows for story time
  • Reads to children for 15 – 30 minutes
  • Provide an animal interaction with Therapy Guinea Pigs or a pre-selected shelter animal
  • Communicate with Humane Education Manager & Assistant

Requirements:
Customer service skills, interest in working with children

Reports to:
Humane Education Manager

Qualifications:
Volunteer Training Provided

  • Volunteer orientation
  • Zoonosis
  • “Hands-on” Humane Education volunteer training

Time commitment:
FLEXIBLE!
Fridays 11:15 am – 12:00 pm
Sign-up for shifts as you are available.

Dress Code:
Volunteer polo shirt and name badge.