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Animal Assisted Happiness
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Animal Assisted Happiness operates 100% with volunteers. We are in need of adult volunteers and youth volunteers. If you have a passion for children and animals, there's something for you to do. From caring for and socializing our animals, to assisting children interacting with our animals, to maintaining our facility, to helping with fund raising and community outreach, we could use your help. But where we need the most help is taking our animals on visits. If you have any questions, contact maya@aahsmilefarm.org.
To volunteer as a youth, complete the form and release below. If you are younger than 6th grade, both you and your parent will need to sign up as volunteers. You will need to sign up as a youth volunteer and your parent will need to sign up as an adult volunteer (click here) and you will need to be accompanied by your parent.
Participant's Name (First Last)*
Participant's Information
Address, City ZIP*
Contact Email (can be parent's)*
Primary Contact Phone
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Date of Birth or Age*
Current Grade, HS Graduating Year
Area of Interest
(Why are you interested?
What do you want to do?)
Parent/Guardian Information (if a minor)
Parent 2 Name (First Last)
Parent 1 Address (if different)
Parent 2 Address (if different)
Parent 1 Email
Parent 1 Primary Contact Phone
Parent 1 Primary Contact Phone Type
Parent 2 Email
Parent 2 Primary Contact Phone
Parent 2 Primary Contact Phone Type
Parent 1 Name (First Last)
Youth Volunteer Participation Releases (required)
Parent or Guardian's Name*
Liability Release
Photo/Multimedia Release
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AAH collects personal information for use within AAH and related activities. The information is used to effectively communicate directly with you and to better match your interest, capabilities and services with AAH's needs which will likely add to a better personal experience. We do not share your information outside of authorized AAH staff and resources.
YOUTH AMBASSADOR PROGRAM AND RELEASE
Animal Assisted Happiness believes in youth helping youth and has established a Youth Ambassador Program for 12 – 18 year olds. The mission of this program is to engage our youth in soliciting ideas; designing programs; and getting their perspective. We provide education for our youth about children with health and family challenges as well as opportunities for them to develop leadership skills, encourage animal-human relationships, and to participate in giving back at a young age as a foundation for lifelong philanthropy.

In addition to volunteering, youth can be involved in our programming in a special way as Youth Ambassadors. Youth Ambassadors attend monthly meetings led by experienced AAH youth volunteers and serve on at least one committee per year. 

Ambassador Meetings are held:
Second Sunday of the month from 10:00am - 12:00pm
AAH Smile Farm, Baylands Park, Sunnyvale 

Ambassadors can choose from a variety of committees to help with AAH’s needs for the month. Committees will be formed at each meeting to help AAH in various areas such as:
Animals - Develop a relationship with our animals, help with animal care, facilitate hands-on projects and programs, staff open hours to the public, volunteer for visits at our facility and through our Mobile Barnyard, help with feeding, walking and grooming animals
Outreach - Publicize our programs and serve as spokespersons for AAH at local community events, schools, charity organizations or AAH clubs
Fundraising - Plan and coordinate fundraising events and programs
Facilities -  Design a clean, warm and inviting facility for all

We know that the activities our youth participate in today will plant seeds for all they can do tomorrow.
Which school to do you attend?*
Acknowledgement of eligibility and commitment
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I agree *
I wish to become a Youth Ambassador (ages 12-18). I have read and agree to the commitments of the program outlined above.
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