Teen Club

The Humane Society of Sarasota County’s Teen Club Program is an excellent way for teens to contribute to their community and gain experience for future careers. The Teen Club Program is highly competitive since space is limited. All interested applicants should carefully review the program requirements below to ensure the program works with their schedules.

Teen Club not the right fit for you? Stay tuned as we’re working hard to expand opportunities for teens looking for volunteering hours. Also check out our Humane Education Program

Teen Club Overview

Teen Club is ideal for animal-loving teens, ages 12-17, who have an interest and passion for helping animals. It is a comprehensive, limited-space program and requires participants to be enrolled at the start of the school year. This fun and informative program focuses on developing teens to become responsible citizens and future volunteers at the Humane Society of Sarasota County. Once Teen Club members complete the program, they can volunteer at the shelter with the same rights and responsibilities as individual adult volunteers.

Goals and Objectives

  • To develop leadership skills and a service ethic in a nonprofit environment.
  • To celebrate and explore the power of animal companionship, including the importance and benefits of the human/animal bond.
  • To learn current best practices in companion animal care and training.
  • To receive training and preparation for volunteer service opportunities at the Humane Society of Sarasota County.

There are two sessions of Teen Club: 

  • Teen Club Session A meets from 9am–Noon on the second Saturday of each month from September 2018 to May 2019. 
  • Teen Club Session B meets from 9am–Noon on the third Saturday of each month from September 2018 to May 2019. 

If you have questions about Teen Club, please contact John Pfohler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 941.955.4131 x124. 

Application Process

The 2018-2019 Teen Club Application period has closed. Please check back in July 2019 for the 2019-2020 Application.

Due to high demand, not all teens who apply will be selected to join. Teens will be selected based on their application and essay responses. 

For those accepted, there is a one-time $30 membership fee to cover the cost of your volunteer t-shirt, name badge, insurance coverage, and training materials.

Current Teen Club Members


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If you go 60 days without logging into VolunteerHub, your account will be suspended due to inactivity. If you still want to be a volunteer, contact Hayley Harvey at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to have your account reactivated.

Volunteer Perks

We are proud to offer our active volunteers a 25% discount on services at our Animal Clinic, and a 10% discount on retail purchases at both the Animal Clinic and our Adoptions Retail Center. To claim your discount, please let staff know at the time of scheduling or purchase. New volunteers must have contributed at least 15 hours before they are eligible for discounts. Training time counts towards those 15 hours.

THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF SARASOTA COUNTY
2331 15th Street | Sarasota, FL 34237 | 941.955.4131 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
THE ANIMAL CLINIC OF HSSC
1090 North Tuttle Ave | Sarasota, FL 34237 | 941.364.3605 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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