community service saturdays


** We will not be having any Teen Community Service days until further notice **


A little learning, a little volunteering, a whole lot of fun! The Community Service Saturdays program is for students ages 11 and up who wish to help our organization but are too young to volunteer independently through our volunteer program.

If you're in grades 6-12, join us behind the scenes at our animal shelter to help care for KHS animals, learn more about responsible pet care, and experience the satisfaction that comes from helping others. Community Service Saturdays include assisting with socializing the animals and providing them with enrichment, cleaning animal habitats, maintaining shelter facilities, and other daily duties. Participants will spend time completing various projects and tasks around the shelter in addition to meeting some of our animals and learning about a topic relating to shelter life.

This opportunity fulfills school or club community service requirements; all participants will receive 3 hours of service credit.


  • We ask for a suggested donation of $10 per participant per Saturday. Pre-registration is required to attend. Payment is upon arrival, exact cash or check payable to the Kansas Humane Society
  • For students in Grades 6-12
  • Appropriate attire for Community Service Saturdays includes closed-toe shoes with rubber soles, pants, and a t-shirt/jacket
  • If you anticipate the need to cancel your child's enrollment, please notify us as soon as possible. Registrations can be switched to a future program date one time; otherwise fees are non-refundable
  • A minimum of 4 participants is required to have a session. If 4 participants do not enroll, parents/guardians will be notified no less than 2 days prior to session
  • Participants need to be able to participate in all of the physical and learning activities involved in the day. Because of staffing limitations, we are not be able to accommodate special individual needs
  • Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate youth with severe allergies to animals as they are involved in many volunteer activities
  • Participants are expected to be on time and volunteer the entire shift.
  • Participants should also demonstrate eagerness to help and show respect towards animals and staff, and be able to follow instructions.
  • KHS staff reserves the right to remove any participant from the program at any given time.

**Please note:  If you need a record of your hours volunteered, you must bring your own form with you**

2020 School Year Dates

Saturday, January 11, 2020 9:00 am -12:00 pm
Saturday, February 8, 2020 9:00 am -12:00 pm
Saturday, March 7, 2020 9:00 am -12:00 pm
Saturday, April 4, 2020 9:00 am -12:00 pm
Saturday, May 9, 2020 9:00 am -12:00 pm
Thursday, June 11, 2020
9:00 am -12:00 pm
Friday, June 12, 2020 9:00 am -12:00 pm
Thursday, July 23, 2020 9:00 am -12:00 pm
Friday, July 24, 2020 9:00 am -12:00 pm
Saturday, September 12, 2020 9:00 am- 12:00 pm
Saturday, October 10, 2020 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday, November 7, 2020 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday, December 5, 2020 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Enroll Today

Please visit our online registration form to enroll for your session. If you experience any difficulty with the online form, email Shanna at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your information and desired Community Service Saturday session so we can get you enrolled.


Senior, Graduation & Community Service Projects

High school students who wish to satisfy the requirements of their senior or graduation project must complete an application with parental consent, as well as provide a letter of recommendation from their teacher, principal or other community leader. Students must agree to animal shelter guidelines and provide a schedule in which they will be available to complete their hours.

If the student’s school requires staff verification of the completion of such a project, it would be the student’s responsibility to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. our Director of Youth Education and provide all the paperwork required by the school in advance, as well as contact information for a school liaison. Students with an essential question can be assigned to different departments within the shelter, with a designated mentor. If pictures are required, the student must provide the equipment and obtain permission from each area they wish to photograph prior to taking any pictures. If the mentor is required to participate in a presentation, the student will work with the mentor to pick the most appropriate time for both the student and the staff member.


Example Projects:

High School

One example of a high school student’s thesis was: “Justify how volunteering with animals is beneficial to the community.”

Another suggestion would be to plan, organize and conduct a donation drive for specific items on our Wish List. By creating posters or flyers and advertising such a drive, arranging dates, times and locations for the collection of selected items, and delivering the donations to our shelter, the student would be performing a much-needed service that definitely would benefit the animals in our care.Another suggestion is to conduct a cash donation drive, following the same procedures above. The student could designate that cash be used toward the “Sponsor Me” program, or the Spay/Neuter clinic, and/or as a general donation to our shelter.


Middle School

An example of a middle school project is that of Madison Bell, age 12. The Black Dog Club was created by Madison as a Girl Scout Silver Award Project. Madison's goal is to increase awareness about Black Dog Syndrome while helping homeless dogs at the Kansas Humane Society.


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Created by Madison Bell, Age 12

Wichita Girl Scout Madison Bell wants to save more animal lives. Her Black Dog Club helps raise awareness of the challenges black animals face being adopted.

Join the Black Dog Club today!

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