FAQ: Can I volunteer at The Animal Store?

We have a volunteer program at The Animal Store called the Jr. Critter Crew. Our volunteers hold and socialize our animals to become good pets in their forever homes.

  • You must be at least 11 years old to be a volunteer. Everyone 11 or older is welcome to apply.
  • If you are between 11 and 17 years old, you must come in with a parent or guardian to learn about being a volunteer, sign a waiver, and get a tour of the store.
  • A volunteer’s primary responsibility is to socialize the birds.
  • You will:
    • Learn about their habits, food and care.
    • Hold, play with, and carry them around the store to get them used to people.
    • Show them to interested customers.
  • Sometimes volunteers work with other small animals to socialize them.

If you love animals, want to play with them, and are kind and responsible, then you might be a perfect person to join the Jr. Critter Crew. Fill out the form on our contact page for more information.

“The world is hugged by the faithful arms of volunteers.”

Terri Guillemets, author

Filming 190 N. @ The Animal Store (Esa)