My Service Experience at Animal Haven

When I was younger, I attended a program at Animal Haven (dog and cat) shelter. I attended this program for many years until I outgrew it and they asked me to help run the program. This year (and for 2 years before) I helped run a program called Caring Kids, which brought 5-7 year olds into the shelter to teach them about humane treatment of animals and how a no-kill animal shelter works. Throughout the year, in addition to being an intern at the shelter – walking and feeding animals, cleaning up, or just helping at the shelter, I ran this program. It has been a learning experience for me teaching me how to teach younger children, how to effectively volunteer, and how to introduce people to the concept of adoption while showing them around the shelter. I think I enjoyed spending time at the shelter and will continue to do so for a long time to come.

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