Youth in Action

Youth in Action

Want to visit the shelter? Request a Youth in Action program for your group!

Each participating group will complete a service project to benefit homeless pets in our community. This is a fun and engaging one-time program with a huge impact for kids who are unable to volunteer at the ARL regularly. Kids will work on a service project, receive a brief animal interaction, and take a tour of the shelter if time allows. 

Service Project Options

  • Making pet toys/beds
  • Organizing/cleaning
  • Reading to adoptable pets
  • Other projects based on supplies and current organizational needs

Where: ARL Main, 5452 NE 22nd St, Des Moines, 50313

Maximum Group Size: 15 kids

Grades: Pre-Kindergarten-Grade 12

Length: 60-90 Minutes (We are unable to accommodate programs of this nature for any longer than 90 minutes.) All programs must begin no later than 6 p.m.

Please fill out the form below and our Humane Education Coordinator will be in touch to confirm your visit date. Please note that the ARL can only accommodate these programs Monday-Friday.

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Youth in Action Request Form
Advanced reservations are required for all programs. Please list at least three dates and times that will work well with your group's schedule.