Youth Volunteer Day Program

ISF Youth Volunteer Days are impactful and uniting one day events where kids and teens join ISF, collaborating organizations and hosting facilities in a hands-on volunteer day to help the planet. The purpose of the ISF Youth Days Program is to support like-minded initiatives while cultivating passion driven collaboration and facilitating unique personal growth experiences for youth. 


We are currently not accepting new inquiries for Youth Volunteer Days. Thank you to the donors, volunteers, organizations and participants who made our previous Youth Volunteer Days possible! 


Ideas for future Youth Days include:

  • Animal Sanctuaries (Farm, Exotic, Domestic)
  • Parks
  • Schools/Clubs/Camps
  • Rescues
  • Recycling facilities
  • Businesses that practice green policies
  • Companies that come up with and/or make eco-friendly products
  • Efforts to preserve water
  • Efforts to decrease pollution
  • Efforts to positively impact underserved youth
  • Efforts to build character, inspire passion and cultivate talent in Youth

Previous Youth Volunteer Days

Members of the ISF Team, ISF Youth Alumni volunteers and local Boyscouts participated in an environmental cleanup aimed to create awareness about plastic pollution and consumption while empowering youth to make a difference in their own communities. This year, the cleanup took place at a middle school where we were joined by two Boyscout troops to pick up litter surrounding the school property and that was polluting a small waterway which fed directly into a beautiful lake preserve. Thirty-one people spent four hours cleaning the entire area using supplies, donated by ISF supporters, such as biodegradable trash bags, recycling bags, bamboo gloves and trash pickers. In total, the group was able to collect 81.8 lbs of trash and recycling including bike tires, water bottles and even a chip bag from the 90's! During this youth day, members of both troops were able to earn a badge.

ISF returned to Flint, Michigan in May to conduct its second Youth Day cleanup at Bluebell Beach. Members of the ISF Youth Team, along with local children and their families, participated in an environmental cleanup to help free Flint’s waterways from plastic and other damaging pollutants. 

2018 Flint CleanUp

ISF spent an informative and inspiring full day at HWAC learning about the importance of spay/neuter, pet adoption, basic veterinary skills and visiting animals at the Center.

Be A Vet Day with Helen Woodward Animal Center and Ian Somerhalder Foundation

ISF along with Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary partnered with Born Free USA's Fur for the Animals Program. We collected unfortunate fur coats and accessories and turned them into comfort items and sensory stimulating toys for the rescued creatures at the Sanctuary.

Youth Day with Born Free USA at Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary


ISF Youth spent a day to learn about plastic consumption, litter and ways we can all help. Together, we cleaned over 1,000 pieces of trash from a beach in a town known for its previous water crisis.

Youth Day Community Clean Up in Flint, Michigan


ISF Youth spent a day learning about veganism, animal rescue and how we can all contribute to the better treatment of all creatures. We volunteered by painting animal enclosures and clearing brush.

Youth Day at Catskill Animal Sanctuary


Youth Day at Save The Horses Rescue. ISF Youth spent a day learning the ins and outs of animal rescue and what it takes to run a large farm rescue. We cleaned, fed, brushed and played with the dozens of animals on the farm.