Youth Action Guide
For safety sake, all in-shelter volunteers must be 18 years or older. The good news is there are lots of fun ways that our youth can support the animals in our care. From holding linen and supply drives to making treats and toys for the cats and dogs, you can make a direct impact on the lives of our animals while they are awaiting their forever homes!
- Ask your church, temple, scout troop, and other organizations to hold a collection drive or special fundraiser (bake sales, car wash, yard sale, etc.) in support of Baypath.
- Make a list of phone numbers to call for help with animals that are lost, found, or who need homes. Distribute the list to people in your neighborhood.
- Using the pictures on Baypath’s web site, make posters of animals who are awaiting new homes. Hang them on bulletin boards at your school, library, grocery store, and other public places.
- Make toys, like braided fleece tug toys for dogs or sock toys for cats. There are many great videos online, including this one.
- Check with a local store owner to see if you can create a donation box to collect supplies from the store or from our Chewy wish list or Amazon wish list. Be sure to make it big and colorful to catch shoppers’ attention!
- Post copies of our wish list in your school or neighborhood. Or, return cans for deposits, and then use the money to purchase something from our wish list.
- Create a “coin collecting” event in your neighborhood, school, library, or scout troop.
- Have a dog biscuit and cat cookie bake sale, and donate the proceeds to Baypath.
- Create bookmarks with humane messages to use in your classroom, hand out at libraries, or give away through local bookstores.
We’d like to ask you to follow a few simple rules when fundraising:
- Please contact us at [email protected] before organizing any kind of fundraiser and before using Baypath’s name in any publication.
- When delivering proceeds from an event, don’t forget to tell us what you did and who organized your project. We’d love to hear how you helped! Please email [email protected] to facilitate your drop off.
Do you have a youth group looking to learn more about animal care and animal welfare?
Our Community Liaison, Michelle Kreell, engages with our young animal lovers to host educational and interactive opportunities via our Baypath Educates Program. From topics like introduction to animal sheltering to safe animal handling, our program aims to cultivate interest and passion for animals amongst our youth.
Learn more about our Baypath Educates Program.