Thank you for your interest in volunteering at San Diego Humane Society! Please check out the following opportunities we have available for companies or organizations looking to support our mission. Read through the list of activities below to see which one fits your group's interest and size best (please, choose just one activity). Then, reserve your space to get the process started.
Which activity best fits your group's interest and size?
Social hourGroups of 15 or less are invited to help socialize rabbits, guinea pigs and fancy rats that are in our Education program or available for adoption. Your volunteering provides them with valuable enrichment during their shelter stay. This program not only provides a great opportunity for individuals to have hands-on interaction with animals, but also for us to learn more about their personalities helping us place them in the best home.
When: Monday-Sunday (Depending on availability)
Animal spotlightGroups of 10 or less are invited to participate in our Animal Spotlight program. Participants will be introduced to a long term animal, learn about their story and share their experience with their circle of influence via social media or flyer distribution.
How: Activity will include: Photo session with the animal and a tour of the campus.
Learn & shareGroups of up to 40 are invited to learn about a San Diego Humane Society program or service that includes a Q&A with the program/service expert. This experience will not only offer the participant more insight to San Diego Humane Society, but they will also be asked to share the experience with their friends and family. Activity will also include: Animal meet & greet and an volunteer activity to support program and/or animal featured.
When: Monday-Sunday (depending on availability)
Groups of 15 volunteers or less are invited to a San Diego Humane Society adoption event to help drive traffic to the off-site location.
How: Participants will be asked to pre-promote event via social media; Make signs for day of event; Promote animals via social media during and after; Share brochures with guests and passerby’s
Out & about
Your group of any size is invited to help us out in the community! Each activity includes a kick off or wrap up tour and animal meet and greet at one of our campuses. View activities.
Do-it-Yourself activities to support animals and people in need.
The goal of the "Out and About" program is to offer individuals or groups the opportunity to support San Diego Humane Society one time or on an on-going basis, offering a variety of projects that will provide a service to the animals and the people in need while also sharing our mission with the community.
How does it work?
Furry flyer distribution: Get a team together to help distribute flyers to promote animals available for adoption. Flyers may be downloaded from out website or we can print them for you too. Local coffee shops, recreation centers, schools and churches are great places to hang pet flyers.
Wish list donation drive: Plan a wish-list donation drive at your place of business or in your neighborhood. San Diego Humane Society has a variety of programs with different needs...you pick the program!
Social media campaign: Take charge in a social media campaign. Inspire compassion and educate about San Diego Humane Society's mission, programs and available animals.
Education talk: Schedule and promote a lecture for a group of friends, family, church group, civic organization etc. and a San Diego Humane Society representative will come and talk about our mission.
Event showcase: Work with your place of work, school, church etc. to schedule and feature adoptable dogs or one of our wildlife ambassadors at your event.
Share their stories: Feature adoptable pets in a newsletter or company announcements.
Bake sale: Out on a bake sale at one of our campuses, your school, organization or place of business. Drop off the donations!
For more information or to pitch other DIY ideas, please contact Elkie at [email protected]
When: You pick the date
TreatsYour group of any size can put on a bake sale (human and/or dog) either at your place of business, school, etc. or at a San Diego Humane Society campus. Treat sales will be donated to San Diego Humane Society.
How: Participants will receive a tour and animal meet & greet. If group is larger than 20, special arrangements will need to be made for the tour.
Mission: Search and share
Participants will scouer the community looking for images that best reflect the mission of San Diego Humane Society; showcasing responsible pet ownership and the power of the human animal bond.
Participants will be directed to photograph 10 mission focused moments and post (#). As each participant and/or team completes the task, they will meet at the designated campus for a tour and animal meet and greet. The first team finished will win a prize.
Please choose only one activity.
For more information, contact Elkie Wills at [email protected].