Youth Programs

HSHV offers Humane Education programs for children of all ages. Here are some of our great programs:

Little Paws Story Time (Ages 2-5)

Do you have a young child who loves animals? Then, bring your little ones, ages 2-5, to HSHV’s Little Paws program to have a paws-itively fun time! This program is held the first and third Thursday of the month and select Sunday mornings. Little Paws story time includes animal themed stories, crafts and a visit from one of our furry friends! Pre-registration for this event is not required, but is recommended. There is a $5 program fee per child that can be paid at the door. We hope to see you there! 
  • REGISTER for Thursday, February 18th, 10:30-11:30am
  • REGISTER for Sunday, February 28th, 10:30-11:30am
  • REGISTER for Thursday, March 3rd, 10:30-11:30am
  • REGISTER for Sunday, March 13th, 10:30-11:30am
  • REGISTER for Thursday, March 17th, 10:30-11:30am

Pets and Pajamas Movie Night (Ages 5 to 11)

What could be more fun than spending your Friday night with our furry friends at HSHV?
This paw-tastic event is appropriate for ages 5 to 11 and will include adoptable animal interactions, a vegetarian dinner and an animal themed movie with popcorn! Children are invited to wear their pajamas, bring a sleeping bag and pillow and be ready for some animal themed fun while parents enjoy a night out on the town! Pets and Pajamas movie night is offered on Friday evenings and is a great way for children to enjoy some after hours time at HSHV! Each session of the Pets and Pajamas Movie Night will feature a different movie and activities. If the program date you are interested in is sold out, please click here to add your name to our waitlist: Pets and Pajamas Waitlist
  • REGISTER for February 19th, 2016 (5 to 9pm) 
  • REGISTER for March 4th, 2016 (5 to 9pm)
  • REGISTER for March 18th, 2016 (5 to 9pm)

Junior Volunteers Program (Ages 12-17):

We are offering a 6-session Junior Volunteers Program to help youth engage in and learn about some of the fantastic volunteer opportunities at our shelter! Working alongside our Humane Educator, Volunteer Coordinator and a mentor volunteer, youth in the J.V. program will attend six volunteer training sessions in which they will learn different procedures, policies and safety precautions for working with and caring for animals.
Each session consists of a 45-minute volunteer training program and 75 minutes of onsite volunteer time. Registered youth who attend all six sessions will receive twelve hours of volunteer time, which can be used towards required community service hours. Upon completion of all six sessions, certified Junior Volunteers will have opportunities to volunteer at HSHV!  For more information on our Junior Volunteer program, please read our Frequently Asked Questions.  
Scholarship Information:
Limited scholarships are available for students in financial need and would not otherwise be able to participate in the program. The deadline for the March/April scholarship application has passed. Please check back in late March for the May/June scholarship application. 

Registration Information:
All March/April classes are full. Our next session will take place in May/June. Please check back in late March for informatoin regarding those classes. 
Waitlist Information:
To be added to the waitlist for the March/April classes, please complete this survey: JV Waitlist
Waitlists from previous sessions are not carried over. Once a class is sold out a new waitlist link will be provided on this page. 
March/April Session Dates and Times:  All March/April classes are sold out. Please take a look at the information above if you wish to be added to our waitlist.   
**you must be able to attend all six dates of the selected class. Make up dates are not available and a missed class will delay completion of the program**
REGISTER for March Monday/Wednesday Evening Classes 4-6pm SOLD OUT
March 7th, 9th, 14th, 16th, 21st, 23rd 
REGISTER for March Tuesday/Thursday Evening Classes 4-6pm SOLD OUT  
March 8th, 10th, 15th, 17th, 22nd, 24th 
REGISTER for April Monday/Wednesday Evening Classes 4-6pm  SOLD OUT
April 11th, 13th, 18th, 20th, 25th, 27th 

REGISTER for April Tuesday/Thursday Evening Classes 4-6pm  SOLD OUT
April 12th, 14th, 19th, 21st, 26th, 28th
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