Education Programs

Give Your Time and Get Paid in Kisses!

WELCOME TO THE JCHS VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

Being a volunteer is extremely rewarding, educational, exciting and fun. Walking a dog, socializing with a cat, providing a clean shelter environment or even giving an animal a bath or a pat on the head can have a huge impact on the lives of all of our shelter animals. It is rewarding to see how dogs and cats respond to the love they receive while they are at the shelter. In most cases, our animals were strays or abused and our shelter is the first time they experience compassion. Our Volunteer Program was specifically created to best assist the animals in our care and the community. We would like to thank you for choosing to participate in our program. As a volunteer, you are a valuable asset to our organization and to the many animals that we serve.

SCHOOL GROUPS

We believe that education is extremely important and have developed numerous lesson plans to teach a variety of objectives. We can also create a brand new lesson based on your objectives. Depending on the size of the class, we can visit your school, or we can plan a field trip for your students to visit our buildings. Lessons can be developed for all abilities. Below are some examples of what we have done in the past:

ASEMBLIES

Dog Bite Safety: The tree technique modified to teach all age ranges from pre-school through 6th grade. Presentation is approximately 20 minutes in length and includes an animal encounter and demonstration.

Humane Operations: What it means to prevent animal cruelty. Modified for 6th grade – adult.

CLASSROOM VISITS

We bring our sweetest pets to visit the classroom for a break during testing or as a reward after testing.

HIGH SCHOOL DESTRESS VISIT

During study hall or any free time, we set up a petting station for students to come and relax/decompress.

CLASSROOM VISIT WITH LESSON

Topics covered include pet safety, how to care for a pet, jobs in the animal field, etc.

FIELD TRIPS

We have accommodated up to 60 students at a time and set up learning stations throughout the rooms of the shelter. The students rotate through stations set up throughout the building that cover topics related to the age group interests i.e. Medical Room – see how we keep our pets healthy with preventatives and treatment; TNR – students learn importance of spay/neuter in neighborhood cats and see a demonstration; Enrichment with the Dogs – make an enrichment treat for the dogs to eat; Dog Interaction, Cat/Kitten Interaction Room – read to the kitties, Humane Operations, County Dog Warden, Veterinary Clinic. The options are endless.

For more information, please complete the School Group Inquiry Form!

YOUTH GROUPS

We believe that compassion for animals fostered at a young age is important which is why we have developed many different ways to teach our community’s youth all about caring for the ones without a voice!

For more information, please complete the Youth Group Inquiry Form!

ADULT EDUCATION GROUPS

We offer presentations on a variety of topics!

For more information, please complete the Youth Group Inquiry Form!

"WHEN I LOOK INTO THE EYES OF AN ANIMAL I DO NOT SEE AN ANIMAL. I SEE A LIVING BEING. I SEE A FRIEND. I FEEL A SOUL."

~A.D. WILLIAMS~