Volunteering/work experience for under 16s

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Sanderling
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Hi

Does anyone know how I can find out about volunteering opportunities/work experience opportunities for under 16s (15 year olds) in either animal rescue, animal management, botany, wildlife, conservation, art, performance, music or fashion (anything, really!!)?

I'd love to meet new people (preferably around my age), get experience, and do interesting/helpful things, but I really can't find anything for under 16s

I'm in the North East of England.

Thanks
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Have a look on Do-It volunteer. You can select what type of stuff you want to do, e.g. whether it is with animals, people, etc. Lots of the stuff says the minimum age it accepts.
http://www.do-it.org.uk/

Hope it helps,
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Thank you. I've had a look but there doesn't seem to be anything for under 16s
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(Original post by Sanderling)
Hi

Does anyone know how I can find out about volunteering opportunities/work experience opportunities for under 16s (15 year olds) in either animal rescue, animal management, botany, wildlife, conservation, art, performance, music or fashion (anything, really!!)?

I'd love to meet new people (preferably around my age), get experience, and do interesting/helpful things, but I really can't find anything for under 16s

I'm in the North East of England.

Thanks
You can volunteer with guides/scouts from age 14.
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Hiya, I'm 15 and I volunteer @ my local Cat & Rabbit rescue centre which is really fun and rewarding. I would try local rescue centres, animal hospitals(there's one where I live that takes 14 years olds), guilduiding (brownies/rainbows), Cubs, Beavers (and you can get a young leader qualification, charity shops, craft projects for disabled children, local drama groups/dance schools There must be loads more .....
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Thanks everyone, I'll have a look into guides or scouts, I think the best thing to do might be to contact some animal rescue centres directly, I know of a few rescues near where I live. Thanks for the help.

I'll keep checking the Do-it site to see if anything new turns up

Oh, and happy halloween;D
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I think its really a big shame that kids vannot be active in the actual helping animals..cleaning stroking them..making their food etc.. my daughter wants to volunteer but at 13 its all blocked..animals need the care n love from children as much as adult care...xo you knkw anywhere in bedfordshire that acceots 13 year olds..if so please do let me know. Thanks
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i was sharing the same predicament with this guy. i wasn"t able to find one hence i was forced to go to a level. im in Zimbabwe in Africa.
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Wold they take a 13 year old
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Hi, I’m looking for the same thing, I’m 15 and live in west hull. If someone could also let me know it would be amazing, I would love volunteering at a animal shelter and caring or even cleaning all the pets
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