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Education Job Shadowing

Job Shadowing at Larimer Humane Society

Thank you for your interest in completing a job shadow, which is an unpaid experience that allows an individual to spend a short period of time (two hours) observing under the direct supervision of a Larimer Humane Society employee.

Guidelines for Job Shadowing

  • Shadowing is limited to a single day and a maximum of two hours.
  • Animal handling is not permitted during your visit, both for your safety and that of the animals.
  • Shadowing is purely observational and does not involve participation in any hands-on activities.
  • Individuals must be at least 16 years of age. A written recommendation from a teacher or school counselor is required for all individuals 16-18 years old. Under 16
  • Due to staff and space constraints, availability of shadow experiences is limited and based on department schedules. Not all shadow requests are granted.
  • Individuals are expected to follow all instructions and shelter policies as directed by staff.
  • You may be required to wear personal protective equipment in order to reduce or prevent the transmission of disease.
  • Close-toed shoes, pants and a long-sleeved shirt must be worn at all times.
  • Shadow experiences in the Veterinary Services department are limited to mornings on certain days of the week. Other department schedules vary.
  • Physical Requirements for Shadowing include the ability to hear, see and move independently and follow instructions.
  • In order to prioritize the safety of people and animals, we request that special needs be disclosed prior to approval of shadowing experience.
  • Requests must be received at least three weeks prior to the requested shadowing date.

How To Apply for a Job Shadow

Send an email to education@larimerhumane.org with responses to ALL of the questions below. We will only consider requests that provide information for all questions.

If there is availability in the department in which you are requesting to shadow, you will be contacted by a department representative for scheduling, details and additional paperwork.

  • Last Name:
  • First Name:
  • Age (If 16-18 years old, email letter of reference to education@larimerhumane.org):
  • School:
  • Title of Course:
  • Is the shadowing a course requirement (y/n):
  • Teacher Name:
  • Teacher Phone:
  • Teacher Email:
  • When does the shadowing need to be completed by?
  • Is there a specific department you want to shadow in?
  • Why do you want to shadow?

 

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