Although we require our volunteers to be over 18 years old, there are many ways that students under the age of 18 can get involved and help our shelter animals. Students who complete a project to benefit the Connecticut Humane Society can receive community service credit for school or a youth organization. But you don't have to be a student to participate. Adults can also participate in a service project.
- Organize a drive to collect items for the shelter animals. Visit the Wish List for a list of supplies we currently need.
- Collect pet food to stock the pet food pantry. This program is designed to keep pets out of shelters by providing free food to people who can’t afford to feed their pets. Visit the Pet Food Pantry page of the website to learn more about this program, and to download a Pet Food Drive Starter Kit with tips about holding a successful collection.
- Organize a fundraiser such as a bake sale, tag sale, car wash, lemonade stand or penny drive, or sell home-made items such as jewelry. For more information on how to put together a successful fundraiser, visit the third-party fundraising page.
- Join the Lemonade Stand Challenge.
- Create and donate homemade items to the shelter pets like - cat scratchers, edible chew toys, no-sew bandanas and no-sew cat beds.
Additional Information for Students:
The Connecticut Humane Society offers several educational opportunities. Visit the links below to learn about each program.
Student and adult groups wishing to participate in a project can check the Opportunities for Groups page for current needs.