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. We also offer special half-day volunteer sessions from time to time for kids to volunteer together. Finally, 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. We look forward to working with all our Youth volunteers!
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, including Half Day Helpers, Junior Volunteers and Shelter Helpers, will not take place in-person.