Cat Depot Critter Camp Teen Counselors

Teen Camp Counselor

Earn 20 hours of community service hours while having fun! Apply today. 
We are seeking teens to participate as camp counselors in our summer kid’s camp. No wallflowers here. Teen Camp Counselors must be upbeat, out-going and enthusiastic with good communication skills. Experience with kids and animals a plus but not required. Your positive attitude and winning personality is what counts! You should enjoy working with cats and children.
Camp Sessions run from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. 
June 16 – 20 (8-10 year olds)
June 23 – 27 (8-10 year olds) 
July 7 – 11 (11-12 year olds)
Primary Teen Camp Counselor Responsibilities:
Camp Counselors will assist Cat Depot staff and Adult Camp Leaders.
The majority of your time will be spent working directly the campers. You will assist these children by engaging them in       crafts or hands-on shelter activities that will be led by an Adult Camp Leader. 
Other duties may include preparing materials for an activity, cleaning the area after an activity, leading the children in a game or a song during transition times, and other similar tasks as assigned by the Adult Camp Leader. 
Practice safe animal handling and sound judgment.
Represent and support the mission of Cat Depot.
Act in a professional and appropriate manner at all times.
Questions? Call Volunteer and Education Director Corey Roscoe at 941-366-2404

Teen Volunteers at Cat Depot High School Student Volunteer Service Hours

  • You must be 16 years of age or older to participate independently
  • Depending on the activities you choose, additional training may be required
  • Please complete the Adult Volunteer Application
  • If you are under 18 years of age, you will need parental consent to volunteer
  • Students needing to fulfill school service hours may volunteer for up to two hours per shift in our facility.
  • Students may elect to work on an independent community service project to gain service hours.

Service Learning Projects

Are you a high school student needing service hours? Do you want to help needy cats through a service learning project? There are many ways for teens, scouts and student classes to make a difference for the animals.

All projects must be approved by the volunteer coordinator prior to the start date and are completed from home. Here are some suggested ideas for completing a community service project to fulfill your school’s requirement:

  • Organize a donation drive and collect items from Cat Depot's wishlist.
  • Organize a small fund raising event, bake sale, car wash, etc. and use the funds to donate to Cat Depot - OR - You can use your funds earned to buy needed items for the shelter animals from our gift shop
  • Provide foster care for Cat Depot cats or kittens
  • Make home-made cat toys
  • Create a 1-minute video of cats having fun in our center
  • Or come up with your idea!

Please contact Corey, Volunteer and Education Director, for approval and to begin the process, or call 941.366-2404.

Shaylee's Service Project for Cat Depot

Shaylee's Service Project

Shaylee C. a student at St. Joseph School in Bradenton needed community service hours for her school. Shaylee approached Cat Depot, and after an initial meeting, we were able to steer her into a meaningful and fun independent service project.

While at home, Shaylee made dozens of cat toys by simply braiding colorful fleece. Shaylee then visited Cat Depot and distributed the toys to each of our cat pods.

Many of the cats immediately started playing with their new toys which provided them with much needed exercise and stimulation. This independent, at-home project allowed Shaylee to earn her hours while supporting the mission of Cat Depot.

Thank you, Shaylee!


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