We believe that fostering a love of animals can start early, and we are grateful for the young people who want to help the animals at AWS.
Youth volunteers 15 years old or younger are welcome to volunteer at AWS with a parent/guardian volunteering alongside them. Those aged 16-17 are welcome to volunteer individually with a parent/guardian’s consent.
We also offer special half-day volunteer sessions from time to time for kids to volunteer together. We host volunteer scout troops and other youth groups as well. Youth volunteers can also help AWS from home! We encourage the youth in our community to help make enrichment activities at home, with a parents' help. You can find more information on those programs below.
*AWS Youth Programs follow the RSU21 (Kennebunk) school calendar. If there is a snow day or if the district shifts to remote learning, AWS programs will not take place in-person.