What is the Junior Volunteer Program? We believe that good animal stewardship is instilled young. We also have a love of community service. Through the BSR JVP, we will bring these two things together for the young people of the Boykin community. Our Juniors will learn about the Boykin Spaniel breed, and some of the issues the rescues we serve face. They will have the opportunity to educate shelters, speak to groups (such as their local Boys and Girls clubs or churches) about the breed and what we do. We will also work with them if they would like to conduct fundraisers, such as car washes or a lemonade stand. But, most importantly, we know they are our future and we want them involved and grow with us!
What are the requirements to join?
The BSR Junior Volunteer Program is open to all kids ages 3-18 years old. Activities will be age appropriate, and anyone who wants to join is welcome. There are no requirements, other than a commitment to have a great attitude.
I may not live close by, how can I be included?
BSR has over 350 volunteers all over the country! While we love to get together whenever possible, we use our website, responsible social media, phone and teleconferences to communicate. You will have the ability to make friends all over the US! Our annual meeting is held at Boykin Spaniel Nationals, and all Junior Volunteers are welcome to attend!
What are the benefits of the BSR Junior Volunteer Program?
The kids in our Program will learn about animal rescue and all it entails, have the opportunity to learn public speaking skills, have an opportunity to participate in peer-to-peer educational efforts, and they will be encouraged to put their new found leadership skills to use! We will offer internship/community service hours to meet school requirements.
Once I sign up, what's next?
Once we get initial sign ups for the Program, we will get an email out with more information. We may also have a conference call with the older kids who may be interested in some summer fundraising opportunities. We want to hear from you as to what and how we can make this a fun, educational and interactive experience!