Blair County Humane Society Legacy Donation

Make Volunteering a Family Affair

Here at CPHS, we believe that volunteering is important at any age. We do not set a minimum or maximum age for our volunteers–everyone in the family is welcome to come and help our shelter animals! CPHS also welcomes faith based groups, Girl and Boy Scout troops, Key Clubs, National Honor Society students, and any other group of young individuals who want to make a difference in their community without their age standing in the way.

CPHS also welcomes individuals age 17 and under who are performing community service for school, church, or probation. Community service hours for minors are the same as the hours for adults: every day of the year, 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Those performing community service must be supervised by a parent, guardian, or professional.

Age Restricted Volunteer Activities

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    All volunteers age 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian age 18 or older. The parent or guardian must be trained in the area of volunteering and work alongside the minor at all times.

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    Minors are permitted to socialize both cats and dogs. They are also permitted to help walk dogs. However, for safety and liability reasons, the parent or guardian present must be the person holding the leash at all times.

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    Minors are not permitted to represent CPHS at events where alcohol is being served. Adult volunteers under the age of 21 can represent the shelter at events where alcohol is served, but by law they are not permitted to drink alcoholic beverages.