Thank you for your interest in our Teen Volunteer Program! 

We believe in mentoring the next generation of volunteers! Our teen volunteers learn to work with animals in a safe manner while being monitored at our shelter. The teens learn about the shelter environment, assist with community events, and participate in projects that help the animals and LHS such as making enrichment toys, grounds work, assembling adoption literature, and event preparation.

  • Commitment to the Teen Volunteer Program spans 4 months. LHS will accept applications 3 times a year: at the beginning of the fall, spring, and summer semester.
  • The LHS Teen Volunteer Program accepts students between the ages of 12-17 years old.
  • The program has a $25 membership fee, which covers an LHS t-shirt to be worn during volunteering—fee is payable via credit card when submitting an application online.
  • Completion of the application does not guarantee placement in our program as space is limited—LHS will contact you after your application is processed.

Please note: Our Teen Volunteer Program is currently full for the fall semester. Please check back in early 2019 to submit an application. Thank you!


Need to complete community hours for school? See below for ways to help the animals:

  • Hold a donation drive at your school or church to collect needed items for the animals. Click here to view our wish list.
  • Collect money for the animals by running a lemonade stand, garage sale, or bake sale.
  • Bake homemade treats for the animals.
  • With a parent or guardian, visit with our animals to provide TLC, socialization, and enrichment.