Youth for Sarge

How kids in 3rd grade through age 17 can get involved and help
Youth for Sarge’s is a volunteer group for youth ages 8-17 that supplement and support the mission of Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation. Although we can’t handle the animals in Sarge’s care due to liability, we can still  help in the mission by fundraising, educating ourselves, our peers and most of all having fun! We believe today’s youth will be tomorrow’s adult responsible pet owners so it is our job to educate our community in what exactly that entails.
If you are interested or have any questions, please fill out the form below. Would you like to know more about our reading program? Please visit HERE.
All reading program participants must complete a brief orientation, including information on how to read an animals’ body language. The reading program orientation is different from the regular Sarge’s volunteer orientation. Participants should bring their own reading material to each session. 

Option 1: Participation with parents

A child may participate at any time during Sarge’s adoption centers hours from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, while accompanied by their legal guardian or caregiver. The adult and child must have gone through Sarge’s volunteer orientation, signed all paperwork, understand and adhere the rules for youth volunteers and the adult must maintain constant supervision of the child throughout their time at the adoption center and must follow the same rules as the child during reading time.

Option 2: Group reading time without parents

Children may participate in the Reading for Reassurance Program during designated times as part of the Youth for Sarge Program. The child must be a member of Youth for Sarge and parents/legal guardians must sign up for a specific time slot in order to drop off children to be monitored by the Youth for Sarge team. Participation is based on first come, first serve basis for signing up for available time slots. Participants should bring their own reading material to each session.

Thank you in advance for your interest in Youth for Sarge’s!

Youth for Sarge Application

Sarge's Animal Rescue Foundation (SARF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the welfare of animals in Haywood County. Please take a few moments to complete this application so we can make the most appropriate arrangements for your volunteer time. Thank you for your commitment to helping animals in need.
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