Animal Advocates

Youth Service Clubs at the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter

The Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter provides after-school clubs for many age groups, encouraging and supporting the young animal lovers in our community to learn and grow as compassionate stewards. Membership is required and space in the Clubs is very limited so sign-up today!

If there are fewer than four registrations for any month, there will be no Club and refunds will be issued. All registrations must be completed the week before Club for that month begins. Refunds are only offered is Club is canceled.  

THERE IS NO CLUB JUNE THROUGH SEPTEMBER.


Kids Animal Advocates (3rd - 5th graders)

What: Students learn about animals and do projects to help the Shelter pets. We spend about half of our time together working hands on with the Shelter pets and the other half doing helpful Shelter tasks and educational programs.

When & Where: Mondays 4:00-6:00pm, at the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter's Cottage Shop, back room education center: 2260 7th Ave, Santa Cruz

How Much: $60 - $80 monthly, depending on the month


Youth Animal Advocates (6th - 8th graders)

What: Youth volunteers learn about animals and animal welfare, help pets during their stay at the Shelter, and earn Service Hours. We spend about half of our time together working hands on with the Shelter pets and the other half doing helpful Shelter tasks and educational programs.

When & Where: Tuesdays 4:00 – 6:00 pm, at the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter's Cottage Shop, back room education center: 2260 7th Ave, Santa Cruz

How Much: $60 - $80 monthly, depending on the month


If you have any questions, please call 831-454-7235 or email jen.walker@santacruzcounty.us