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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Helen Woodward Animal Center Critter Camp-Winter Break
Posted 11/8/19

Helen Woodward Animal Center is seeking volunteers for their Winter Break Critter Camps. volunteer slots fill quickly so complete and submit the attached application for the camp week(s) you wish to volunteer for.


*Applicants must be in 9th – 12th grade as of Fall of 2019 and between the ages of 14 – 17.*


It is important to understand that the volunteer’s job is working with children (not animals). Volunteers do prep work before and after class, clean up, assist with managing children's behavior, and supervise lunch & play time. Volunteers help the teacher with animal lessons, art, and games. Volunteers will be working around animals but not directly handling them.


Volunteers must fill out the attached application and return to Laurie Doyle, Volunteer Coordinator. Applications can be faxed to 858-756-0605, or emailed to You are not guaranteed a spot as a volunteer until the application has been received and you have been contacted via email or phone to confirm your assignment. If you do not receive confirmation within three days of submitting your application, please contact Laurie at 858-756-4117 ext. 370.


You MUST attend a MANDATORY training sessions for NEW volunteers where you will receive a Volunteer T-Shirt. New volunteers MUST come to this training or they will not be permitted to volunteer. Past volunteers may wear the red Critter Camp Volunteer Shirt only. If you do not have one, we will provide you with one.


Training dates & times:

  • Winter Break: 7am to 8 am on
    • Friday, December 20th (if you’re volunteering that day);
    • Monday December 23rd (if you are doing week 1);
    • Monday, December 30th (if you are doing week 2)