After School Clubs

After school clubs provide specialized, interactive programming for students interested in animal care.

Shelter Helpers

In conjunction with local recreation departments and after-school care programs, students in grades K-5 spend an hour a week after school, for four weeks, at AWS. Students spend time with the animals, have a special tour of the adoption center, and do hands-on activities to directly benefit shelter pets.  Activities vary each week and can include doing a craft, such as homemade cat toys, or preparing the dogs’ afternoon snacks.

Fun and interactive lessons focus on pet care and animal behavior and teach empathy and compassion. We can accommodate up to 12 shelter helpers in each session. For more information on how your rec department or after-school care program can get involved, please contact  Brie Roche, AWS Humane Educator, at (207) 985-3244 ext. 109.


Humane Action League

Teen and pre-teen Humane Action Leaguers have a blast learning all about animals! Like summer camp, there are many opportunities to interact with animals in a fun, encouraging environment. League members learn about animal welfare issues, how to advocate for pets in need and how to care for a variety of companion animals. Each session is different and brings together learning and fun!

Sessions are held conveniently one day a week after school. Each session lasts 7 weeks and is $65.

Humane Action League is done for the school year. See you in the fall!