Youth Apprenticeship Program

Our Youth Apprenticeship Program (Y.A.P.) is designed to give 13-16 year olds the opportunity to learn about animal behaviour, care and safe handling practices in a shelter setting. Participants will have the opportunity to volunteer directly with the animals in this one-of-a-kind 10-week program. Participants can put volunteer hours towards community service and resume building.

Y.A.P. runs three times per year, with 10 youth in each session. These spots are filled by lottery. On the day after Labour Day, we will take names and contact information from all interested parties. All names will go into a draw, and 30 names will be randomly selected to participate in the following year’s program.


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