Junior Volunteers United
February 4th marked the first official meeting of the Junior Volunteers, ranging in ages from 8 to 15. This group of young persons will meet on the 1st Saturday of each month and spend time learning about responsible pet ownership and how to teach that to others in the community. They devote time to service projects, like clearing out some of the storage areas at FieldHaven or disinfecting and sprucing up the Cat Trees and Towers.
They’ve also been addressed by Rosemary Frieborn from Friends of Placer County and Dr. Roberta Peterson, our resident Shelter Vet. The Junior Volunteers of FieldHaven plan on making a real difference in the lives of cats and kittens that come into the care of FieldHaven. They are actively organizing several fundraising events to take place in the upcoming months. The group plans on purchasing a coin counting machine in order to quickly add up the pounds of coin donations received each year. Another planned purchase is a credit/debit card machine to quickly transmit adoption fee transactions. They look forward to making additional funds available to the SNAP Fund and the Garfield Fund.
You don’t have to be a junior to be involved in this active group of volunteers. If you range in age of 4 to 94 and wish to learn more, please join us or contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Peri Oldham at [email protected] or (916) 223-9934.