Dog with enrichment toy

Family Days Volunteering

Family Day volunteering is an interactive opportunity for families to participate in fulfilling volunteer duties with Operation Kindness. During Family Day volunteer opportunities, volunteers will be provided a behind-the-scenes tour of the shelter, hands-on volunteer activities and end the day with animal interactions.
Family Days will be focused on duties from kennel care support (dishes, laundry, sanitation), animal enrichment, adoption greeting and basic sanitation aid. All volunteer activities are non-animal handling. We recommend Family Days for children 7 years and older.
Family Days start at 9:00 A.M. and end at 2:00 P.M.

(Volunteers will break for a 45-minute lunch. Please bring a packed lunch.)

Cost is $35 per family of 4, each additional child participant is $10.

If you have any questions, please contact

Junior Volunteering (13-18 years old)

Junior Volunteering offers volunteer opportunities for individuals 13 to 18 years old. During the Junior Volunteering program, participants will embark on a behind-the-scenes shelter tour, engage in hands-on volunteer tasks, and conclude the day with animal interactions.

There is a non-refundable participation fee of $15 per person. Please note that teenagers between the ages of 13 and 15 are required to be accompanied by an adult, and a participation fee is applicable for both the teen and the adults.

Shelter Tours

Ready for a behind-the-scenes look at Operation Kindness? We invite you for a guided tour of our shelter. During this tour, you will view our adoption spaces, animal care areas, kitten nursery and medical treatment areas. You will also learn more about Operation Kindness’s programs and services.
At the end of the your, your group will participate in an animal enrichment activity.
These tours are for up to 15 individual participants. A fee will be applied for any additional guests.

Parent's Night Out

Join Operation Kindness on Saturday, May 4, for a parent’s night out! Children will participate in a Star Wars– A New Hope behind-the-scenes tour of the shelter, animal socialization and an animal-themed movie. Pizza and cookies will be provided. This event is from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
This opportunity is for children ages 7 to 12 years.

Field Trips

For your next field trip, join us at Operation Kindness for an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of our shelter. You’ll gain insight into our day-to-day operations and have the chance to meet the incredible animals in our care.
Following the tour, guests will have the unique opportunity to participate in an engaging Q&A session with one of our specialized departments—Medical, Kitten Nursery or Behavior.
Please note that our tour can accommodate up to 40 individuals.
Price is $50 per tour.

Humane Education Camps

Operation Kindness’s Humane Education program focuses on building kind and engaged children within our community. These children not only learn to show kindness to animals, but the community around them. Through our Humane Education camps, children engage in hands-on activities, behind-the-scenes demonstrations and 1-on-1 interactions. Our goal is growing compassionate animal advocates for our community.

Bark Buddies – Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17

Join us for canine-focused fun for a weekend full of demonstrations, activities, and kitty interaction. Campers will be able to learn more about canine behavior and care. This camp is for ages 8 to 12 years old.

The camp cost is $160.

Applications will open on January 5.

Summer Camps

Check back in April 2024 for more details!

Youth Projects

If you are looking to participate in a project with the shelter, please reach out via email at

Please provide your contact information, project proposal, and timeline.