Ali asked in Science & MathematicsZoology · 1 decade ago

Is there any way for a twelve year old to work with animals for volunteering?

My daughter loves animals, and she is only 12. She wants to do volunteer work for college credit, but she is just barely to young to do anything.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Most animal shelter would LOVE volunteers to come and help clean cages. It may get her foot in the door.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I would try a shelter but our cut-off is 14 years. Some shelters will let you go with your daughter and socialize animals. She is definitely too young to vollunteer at a zoo. I would try getting her involved with a local 4H group and seeing if they have any suggestions about volunteer experience.

  • 1 decade ago

    Check into the animal shelters, humane society, vet's offices, zoos, animal rehabilitation centers, retirement centers (some places have cats, dogs, birds, hamsters, and fish that need to be cared for). Maybe look into the meals on wheels for pets - it would be indirectly working with animals but it would help.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    She can do a lot at 12. Do you have a Project Paw or other kind of animal shelter? They are always looking for help. Perhaps she could walk small dogs (you may have to come along for insurance reasons) or take care of litter boxes and feeding at a cat shelter. Please encourage her. Animals teach us so much about life. Good luck to her.

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  • 1 decade ago

    yea, im 13 and ive been volunteering at the humane society, if u have one by u, u can get info and start working, an adult wood have to work with her, but she will really love it, u can also foster animals ifyr humane society lets u, i have three foster kittens right now, and it is so much fun, u shood try it!

  • 1 decade ago

    since your daughter is so young but so eager and willing, go with her to your local SPCA and both of you sign up to volunteer and after she proves herself and becomes known to all the personal, you can ask if she alone can continue. chances are though that you both might want to continue togehter as a mother and daughter event together.

    Source(s): motherhood
  • 1 decade ago

    of course, check with your local humane society, most have youth volunteer programs for kids 11-15

  • 1 decade ago

    She might be too young in general, if she got hurt or bit the shelter could have alot of trouble, wait a few years.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You should find out whether there isn't some childrens animal club or something like that. I don't think she would be allowed to work for money. (i know that's not the purpose)

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    If you have a small zoo around you, ask them to see what kind of volunteer staff they have, when I was little, I was "in charge" of the quail incubators. Also, ask your local vet or groomers.

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