Shelter Helper
Shelter Helper

73 learners earned this badge

The Shelter Helpers badge is awarded to participants upon completion of The Anti-Cruelty Society Teens Who Care seasonal volunteer program. During the course of Teens Who Care, participants provide interdepartmental assistance as needed throughout the animal shelter. Activities include cleaning, animal socialization, administrative assistance, and helping with special events. All participants also go through an in-depth safety training and orientation day prior to their participation.


The Anti-Cruelty Society


Badge Type: skill

Expected Duration: 18 hours


  1. Attend Teens Who Care safety training and orientation
  2. In order to earn this badge, learners must show proficiency in using selected shelter equipment and cleaning products, organizational skill, and group collaboration.
  3. In order to earn this badge, learner must know the basics of cat and dog body language, and puppy/kitten socialization needs.
  4. In order to earn this badge, learner must complete the Reflection Worksheet on the last day of the program
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    Participate in The Anti-Cruelty Society After School Program, and complete a final project using a technology-based platform such as Prezi, Power Point, or a video editing software. Earn Service Learning Credits, interact with animals, and learn how you can enact positive change in your community. This program runs every fall and spring, and meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30-7pm over the course of ten weeks.

  • Humane at Heart

    Participate in one of many Humane Education presentations taught by Specialists. These programs are offered for classes or groups at The Anti-Cruelty Society, in a school, or in community-based organizations. Go to http://bit.ly/17gOWq5 for available topics.

  • Awesome Ambassador

    Develop your public speaking skills by acting as ambassador for The Anti-Cruelty Society! Address 5 or more audiences about digital badging opportunities.

  • Temachtianiti

    This badge is for becoming a Bilingual Summer Camp student mentor. You helped younger summer campers complete their projects and answer any questions for them. The museum team recognized your enthusiasm to help the younger students around you.

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