Shelter Helpers

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


  • 8-16 years old
  • Participants must arrive on time and stay for the entire session.
  • Show respect to all animals (including humans too!)


  • Morning sessions (10 a.m. – 12 p.m.) are reserved for participants ages 8-11 years old.
  • Afternoon sessions (1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.) are reserved for participants ages 12-16 years old
  • The program fee is $25 per participant. If this will be a financial hardship, please contact the Humane Education Manager
  • 5-10 students will be in attendance at each session.
  • Registration is required.
  • Guardians can drop-off and pick-up program participants at the Training and Education Center entrance.
  • Participants must wear clothes that can get messy and closed-toe shoes with rubber soles.

COVID-19 In-Shelter Policies

  • All people will practice social distancing as much as possible while on campus. Tables and chairs will be set up to keep participants spaced apart.
  • Our policy is social distancing as much as feasibly possible within a childcare setting. While we will be encouraging and aiming to positively reinforce social distancing, much of our focus is on ways to promote disease prevention if and when social distancing is broken—such as increased hand washing and sanitizing, keeping in small stable groups, and sanitizing spaces and objects between uses.

Upcoming Dates

  • December 3rd, 10th, 13th, 17th
  • January 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
  • February 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
  • March 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
  • April 1st
For cancellations made 5 days or more prior to the program’s start date, we can provide you with a refund minus a $12 administrative fee to your credit card or check. For any COVID related cancellations– due either to potential or confirmed symptoms or exposure isolation– we can provide you with a full refund of credit to your Lollypop Farm registration account balance, which can be used at a later date to either reschedule the same program or to sign up for future education programs.

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