Do you have an aspiring veterinarian or animal rescuer on your hands? With spring approaching, it’s a great time to look into activities for members of the family to enjoy. If you’re looking for some March break ideas for the animal-loving kid in your life, check out our list below!
Animal Shelter Volunteering
Being an animal shelter volunteer is a great way to spend time with cats and dogs while also learning how to properly care for them. Shelters such as Dog Tales Rescue & Sanctuary are always looking for more volunteers to help the many animals in their care. Volunteering also opens up opportunities for your child’s future and makes a great addition to their resume!
What age can you volunteer at an animal shelter?
Most shelters will require on-site volunteers to be 18 years of age or older. However, there are some shelters that offer age-appropriate volunteer opportunities. Teens can help with walking, cleaning and feeding duties around the shelter. Younger children can get involved with the help of their parents. It’s a great experience that you can share together as a family!
Dog Walking Jobs
If your teen has an entrepreneurial spirit, they may want to start their own dog walking business during March break to earn some extra cash. Help them create flyers that they can share around the neighbourhood to get the word out. People are always in need of a dog walker and seniors with limited mobility will especially appreciate the extra help.
To get started, your child just needs a water bottle, a leash and plastic doggy bags. Managing their own business is also a great way to teach your child how to handle their finances and build confidence!
How to be a dog walker with no experience?
Dog walking is a great job to start with because experience isn’t usually required! If you’re starting your own dog walking business, you won’t have to worry about applying or creating a resume.
March Break Camp
Animal education camps and events are a fun way to introduce your child to animals and how to care for them. They’ll also have the chance to meet other like-minded kids and bond over their shared love of animals.
For example, Pawsitively Pets Kids Camp provides a variety of hands-on activities for kids of all ages. Your child will have the opportunity to learn about responsible pet ownership through interactive classes and workshops led by professionals. For older kids, they can learn the skills needed to volunteer with animals, like feeding, bathing and grooming. They can even host a fun animal-themed birthday party!
Whether it’s learning how to be an animal advocate or taking an interest in the veterinary field, these fun and engaging activities could be the start of your child’s lifelong passion for animal care. Let us know if you decide to try out any of these ideas for March break!