Lollypop Farm Teen Volunteers

There are many ways to get involved as a teen at Lollypop Farm. Animal-loving teenagers, ages 14 to 17, who have an interest and passion for helping animals through community service can become a Lollypop Farm Teen Volunteer. This service-based opportunity offers participants a fun, interactive, and social arena where their concern for others—humans and animals—will be fostered. All volunteer training, meetings, and projects will count toward service hours for school, scout programs, religious organizations,etc.

Looking for a short-term commitment? Just need a few hours for community service requirements for school?


Shelter Helpers is a fun in-person program specially designed for students looking for opportunities to help their community. Perfect for young animal lovers (8-16 years-old) Shelter Helpers will explore different ways that youth can help homeless pets.

Participants may create a variety of enrichment toys, devise adoption promotion materials, and participate in keeping the shelter grounds tidy – not to mention get some hands-on animal socialization time!

*Program hours are eligible to be signed off as service hours

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Do you need service hours for your school or youth group? Check out these ideas for you to do on your own!

Contact the Humane Education Manager by email or at (585) 223-1330 x173.


The junior camp counselor volunteer program is a great way for teens to gain valuable job experience working with children and animals in an educational environment. Teens ages 15-17 accepted to the program will assist Lollypop Farm camp staff in providing fun and engaging week-long sessions of camp to children in grades K – 9. Junior camp counselor responsibilities include helping facilitate and assist children through camp activities—crafts, games, lessons, and animal interactions.

Junior Camp Counselor volunteer hours will count towards any required community service hours for schools or clubs. Candidates should feel comfortable handling animals. Past experience working with children is preferred, but not required. Junior Camp Counselors are expected to be enthusiastic self-starters, with a positive attitude, and should be able to follow rules and directions with limited supervision.

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Want to take on a more serious commitment?


Participation as a Lollypop Farm Teen Volunteer is by application only. Apply Now!

Teen volunteering requires a minimum one-year commitment of 2 hours per week. Please be sure you can add this to your busy schedule before applying

Teen Volunteers will be provided opportunities to support Lollypop Farm in a number of ways.

For Example:

  • Assisting with keeping the cat care areas clean and stocked
  • Work with mice, gerbils bunnies and more in our small animal room
  • Assist in cleaning in our dog kennels
  • Help with dishes and laundry, or putting away donations
  • Work in the clinic keeping kennels clean and prepped for post-surgical animals

These positions require a minimum of a 1-year commitment of 2 hours a week.

If you are interested in volunteering, please apply online. You will be notified about how to complete your orientation and onboarding once your application is received. 

Upon acceptance, volunteers are asked for a one-time $40 donation to cover the cost of the volunteer program. Volunteers must complete all orientation materials before they are assigned to a position.

If you are interested in becoming a Teen Volunteer, please apply here: Click Here!