VOCAL Youth Council

Our Youth Council is a group of engaged, motivated middle and high school students that support VOCAL’s mission by donating their time and service to VOCAL and to the community.

The VOCAL Youth Council was formed in 2018 with only one member and a love for the dogs and cats in Marion County. It quickly grew giving these teens a platform to speak and educate the young and old on responsible pet ownership, animal empathy, and the importance of spaying and neutering your pet.

Our Youth Council assists with adoption events, puppy kindergarten classes, teen dog walking, art projects, bake sales, fundraising, and other projects and events throughout the year.

By joining the VOCAL Youth Council you can:

  • Have the opportunity to demonstrate your strong commitment to community service and volunteering.
  • Make a difference for the homeless pets in our community.
  • Meet others with similar interests and make more friends.
  • Get volunteer hours.
  • Have fun!

Join us today and apply to be part of the Youth Council! Click here to apply. You can also send us an email at youthcouncil@vocalforpets.org with any questions.


“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” — Margaret Mead