Humane Society of Huron Valley: Youth Programs

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Youth Programs

HSHV offers Humane Education programs for children of all ages. Here are some of our great programs:

Little Paws Story Time (Ages 2-5)

Do you have a young child who loves animals? Then, bring your little ones to HSHV’s Little Paws program to have a paws-itively fun time! In order to allow for even more children to attend our story time, we offer this program offsite  at Nicola's Book Store! This program is held the third Saturday of each month at 11am (at Nicola's Bookstore) and includes animal themed stories, crafts and a visit from one of our furry friends! Pre-registration for this event is not required. We hope to see you there! 
  • Please check back this fall for dates occuring at HSHV! 

Pets and Pajamas Movie Night (Ages 5 to 11)

What could be more fun than spending your Friday night with our furry friends at HSHV?
This paw-tastic event is appropriate for ages 5 to 11 and will include adoptable animal interactions, a vegetarian dinner and an animal themed movie with popcorn! Children are invited to wear their pajamas, bring a sleeping bag and pillow and be ready for some animal themed fun while parents enjoy a night out on the town! Pets and Pajamas movie night is offered once a month and is a great way for children to enjoy some after hours time at HSHV! Each session of the Pets and Pajamas Movie Night will feature a different movie and activities. If the program date you are interested in is sold out, please click here to add your name to our waitlist: Pets and Pajamas Waitlist

  • REGISTER for Friday, May 22nd, 2015 (5 to 9pm)
  • REGISTER for Friday, June 5th, 2015 (5 to 9pm)
  • REGISTER for Friday, June 19th, 2015 (5 to 9pm)

Junior Volunteers Program (Ages 12-17):

We are offering a 6-session Junior Volunteers Program to help youth engage in and learn about some of the fantastic volunteer opportunities at our shelter! Working alongside our Humane Educator, Volunteer Coordinator and a mentor volunteer, youth in the J.V. program will attend six volunteer training sessions in which they will learn different procedures, policies and safety precautions for working with and caring for animals.
Each session consists of a 45-minute volunteer training program and 75 minutes of onsite volunteer time. Registered youth who attend all six sessions will receive twelve hours of volunteer time, which can be used towards required community service hours. Upon completion of all six sessions, certified Junior Volunteers will have opportunities to volunteer at HSHV!  For more information on our Junior Volunteer program, please read our Frequently Asked Questions.  
 
 
Limited scholarships are available for students in financial need. The scholarship deadline for the June/July/August classes is June 5th at 4pm. The form is available here: JV Scholarship Application
 
Summer Session Dates:  REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON THURSDAY, JUNE 11th around 1pm. Registration is done online only so please do not call or come up to HSHV. The links will appear below when registration opens.
 
Early Summer Class: Tuesday AND Thursdays from 3-5pm  
Dates you will need to attend (you must be able to attend all six dates, make up session are not availble):
June 23rd, 25th, 30th and July 2nd, 7th and 9th 
 
Late Summer Class: Tuesday AND Thursdays from 3-5pm 
Dates you will need to attend (you must be able to attend all six dates, make up sessions are not available):
July 28th, 30th and August 4th, 6th, 11th, 13th 
 
 
Due to scheduling conflicts, we will not be holding Saturday sessions of the JV program until the Fall of 2015. Please check back in late August for those dates. After the July/August session, our next  session will be held in September/October. Dates for the September/October classes will be posted in mid-August.  
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