A local animal rescue is now recruiting high school seniors to help work with animals at its Rosedale facility.
The work is fun, educational and seniors can get volunteer hours that count toward graduation, said Morgan Sokolow Gall, owner of Pet Matchmaker in Bakersfield.
Plus, their work is truly a help to the animals, she added.
Work involves playing with puppies, walking dogs, working with livestock, and, of course, scooping poop and cleaning kennels.
Sokolow Gall said she’s flexible and can work around seniors’ often very busy school schedules.
“It’s a great program and I’ve gained a lot of permanent volunteers through it,” she said.
Seniors must have a waiver signed by parents if they are younger than 18.