Give a Gift Volunteer

Kids & Teens

We invite young animal lovers to help us make a difference through the Humane Society of Charlotte. Our Junior Volunteers learn about animal welfare issues, careers working with animals, animal care, and character education such as responsibility, compassion, kindness, empathy and giving back to the community. Our programs offer the opportunity of earning service hours for school or civic organizations. Kids can support and help the animals at our shelter and those in the community in several different ways.

Hold a shelter drive or fundraiser

This is a great project to do either by yourself or with a group of friends. You can collect items on our wish list that are needed to help take care of animals.  The animals particularly need lots of toys, treats and blankets.  You’ll find the types we need on our wish list.   Once you have completed your collection, please come to the shelter so we can thank you personally!   You may come between 11:00 am – 5:00 pm seven days a week.  Someone at the front desk will be glad to help you.

There are several ways that you can help collect money to help our animals. Here are a few ideas to get you going, use your imagination and we are sure that you can come up with more ideas.

  • Instead of birthday presents, ask for gifts for dogs and cats to donate to the shelter
  • Have a bake sale or yard sale
  • Host a car wash or read-a-thon

Earn your school service hours

You can earn service hours by completing one of the following projects.

  1. Organize a fundraiser for the Humane Society of Charlotte (bake sale, read-a-thon, car wash, etc.) – 5 credit hours

  2. Read a book from the  Humane Society of Charlotte book list and write a short report – 2 credit hours

  3. Complete the Humane Society of Charlotte Wish List Scavenger Hunt – credit hours vary

  4. Learn more about animals by completing this study assignment at a library or bookstore – 5 credit hours

  5. Help a shelter pet by making gifts (catnip pillows and dog beds) for the animals – 2 credit hours

You may drop off your project from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm seven days a week.  One of our Customer Service Representative at the front desk can sign off on any forms you need.

For more information, please contact us.