Suggested Group Craft
Completing the Animal Shelter Drive Patch Program® is a suggested prerequisite for earning your Animal Shelter Volunteer Patch. Your experience will help provide you with the knowledge you’ll need to volunteer at your local animal shelter. You can also opt to complete the Shelter Drive requirements during the time you earn this patch.
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Requirement 1: Research It!
Without animal shelters we would have millions of stray animals roaming the streets in our country. Most would be hungry and sick. Without volunteers the shelters would not be able to care for all the animals they take in. Find a local animal shelter to volunteer your time.
Research Points to Consider:
Requirement 2: See It!
Using your research, choose one or more animal shelters to visit. Talk to the volunteer coordinator to find out if you are a good fit for them.
- If applicable, make sure the hours are flexible.
- Do we need any special tools or training?
- Are there any supplies we should bring?
- Are there DIY projects we can make at our location to bring to the sanctuary? See ideas below.
Requirement 3: Do It!
Complete the agreed upon volunteer agreement. Here are some ideas:
- Do you think your project was a success?
- Would you do it again?
- How could you improve on it?
Congratulations you have earned the Animal Shelter Volunteer patch! The patch can be purchased from our partner site MakingFriends®.com.
Did completing this Patch Program® give you some ideas for earning the Pet Advocate patch?
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