PLEASE NOTE: In light of the evolving COVID-19 situation and the statewide shelter-in-place order, all ARF Youth Programs are suspended at this time. This page will be updated when programs resume.
ARF offers exciting afterschool programs for students in elementary through high school. Come experience the magic of animals, learn to be an advocate, and meet furry friends along the way!
For more information, please contact us or phone (925) 296-3152
ARF's Teen Leadership is a service-learning program for high school students who are looking to further their knowledge of the animal welfare industry and become advocates at ARF and beyond. Participants will have the chance to learn in-depth about a variety of animal welfare topics while completing hands on volunteer work with animals and building important leadership skills along the way. View the full curriculum schedule. Teen Leadership also satisfies most community service hour requirements for school.
Financial Aid Information: ARF offers need based financial assistance for select youth programs. To be considered for a scholarship, please complete the application form.
Please review ARF's Youth Programs Cancellation Policy.
2890 Mitchell Dr
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Virtual Adoption Hours
Wed - Sat: Noon - 5 pm
Sun: Noon - 4 pm
Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm
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ARF is a 501(c)(3).
Our tax ID is 68-0240341.
ARF has received Charity Navigator's highest 4-star rating for 13 years running.