This is a reading program in which youth volunteers read to the shelter animals. Dogs are read to from outside of their kennels and cats are read to inside cattery rooms. We suggest that volunteers commit to one (1) hour per month, but, of course, you are welcome to volunteer more often. In addition to the requirements listed in the table above, please note the following:
- The youth volunteer and adult supervisor (if youth is under 16) must each submit an application. We need an application from each of you.
- The adult supervisor’s on-board fee is $10. The adult supervisor will get a background check.
- There is no fee for youth volunteers.
- The youth volunteer and adult supervisor must attend Tales for Tails orientation. This training is usually held once a month.
To apply, both the youth volunteer and adult supervisor should click here to fill out the HSCO Tales for Tails Application. Applications are accepted based on Shelter needs.