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Santa Cruz SPCA PAWS Program Seeks Volunteers Ages 7 – 12

May 1, 2023


Santa Cruz SPCA PAWS Program Seeks Volunteers Ages 7 – 12

Promoting Animal Welfare with Students
The Santa Cruz SPCA offers a youth volunteer program for students, ages 7 through 12. (Students over the age of 16 can sign up for our regular volunteer program.) This program provides a safe and supervised setting for area youth to help with the care, socializing, and training of the shelter animals.

We offer TWO levels of PAWS for both Juniors and Pre-teens! New sessions start each month, September through May.

PAWS 1 is for students just starting out our PAWS program and who are still learning to be comfortable around animals and still learning to work in small groups. You can sign up for this session if your student never been to PAWS or has recently started their journey in one of our PAWS programs. PAWS 1 sessions meet Monday from 4-6pm for Juniors (age 7-9 yrs. old) and Tuesday from 4-6pm for Pre-Teen (10-12 yrs. old)

The cost for one two-week session of PAWS 1 is $45. https://spcasc.org/events/fall-2022-paws-tier-1-junior-and-pre-teen-program/

PAWS 2 is for students who have a good level of experience in our PAWS program and are looking to take it one step further. Students in this group can work off of existing skills learned in our PAWS 1 program and can gain both further skill sets and a greater understanding of the bigger picture of animal welfare. PAWS 2 sessions meet on Wednesday from 4-6pm for Juniors (7-9 yrs. old) and Thursdays from 4-6pm for Pre-teens (10-12 yrs. old). *
Prerequisite: At least one or more sessions of PAWS 1 completed.

PAWS – Tier 2 junor and Pre-Teens: The cost for one three-week session of PAWS 2 is $65. https://spcasc.org/events/fall-2022-paws-tier-1-junior-and-pre-teen-program/

If you are not sure what session of PAWS your student belongs in, please call our office at 831-566-3753 or e-mail us at brenna@spcasc.org or alisons@spcasc.org.

As we have a high interest in our programming, students can only sing up for ONE session in the FALL, September through December, period so that we can accommodate as many new learners as possible! If there is additional space after we have initially placed everyone, you can share your information with us to be contacted!


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Santa Cruz SPCA 2601 Chanticleer Ave Santa Cruz
2601 chanticleer ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95065 United States
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