Where can a twelve year old volunteer?

I live in Calfornia.

Close to Anaheim, and I want to work at a animal shelter.

I haven't kept a pet, but many of the people I know have pets, so I go with my mom to petsit them often.

So.. I want to! Anywhere I can go to work/volunteer?

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    At 12, you are probably not going to be able to volunteer at an animal shelter. Most shelters won't allow people to volunteer who are under 16. The only way you will know for sure is for you to look up all the shelters online, and then to call each and ask.

    Here's more advice on finding volunteering:

    Community Service and Volunteering by Teens: How to Find Opportunities

    http://www.coyotecommunications.com/stuff/teenvolu...

    Here's some home-based opportunities you can do in support of your local shelter

    http://www.coyotecommunications.com/stuff/family.s...

  • Ann
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    You will need an adult/parent/guardian to volunteer with you at 12. There are just too many legalities for a non profit to deal with children. Sorry, hope this helps.

  • 9 years ago

    Yeah u could go 2 probably any animal shelter or u could try a library or a nursing home

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    im 12 and vonlunteered at the womens center:) with my mom...

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