School & Citizenship Projects

School Projects

The Animal Rescue League of Iowa is frequently contacted by students seeking more information about our services as well as animal welfare topics. We are always eager to help educate the community and spread the word of our humane education mission.

Students seeking information for a class should email our Humane Education Coordinator at rhebron@arl-iowa.org.

Due to the large number of requests, we ask that you please contact us at least two weeks in advance to schedule a time to meet.

Citizenship Projects

We do not offer volunteer opportunities for kids under the age of 10, but there are many other ways they can help us help the animals! Some project ideas include:

Donation Drive: The ARL is always grateful for monetary donations to help pay for the supplies necessary to care for our large shelter population.

  • Host a bake sale, lemonade stand, or car wash to benefit the ARL

Pet Supply Drive: Groups collect bags, boxes, and/or cans of high-quality pet food for all types of animals at our shelter. Groups can produce fliers, collection boxes and a tally sheet or classroom poster to track results. Our biggest need is always dry cat food without red dye and cat litter.

  • Organize a pet supply drive to collect items from our Fetch! List.

Host a Craft Night: Groups can make a difference for our animals by making fleece blankets for them to snuggle with.

  • Fleece blankets can be 20"x 20" to 24"x 24"

Click here for our full list of in-kind donation needs.