Our kennel volunteers are responsible for socializing with our dogs, in addition to helping potential adopters select a new family member. Our kennel dogs love company, and like to stay active. They depend on our volunteers to take them out into our exercise yards to play a fun game of fetch, or for a nice walk around the shelter. Your efforts will help keep them healthy and looking good for potential adopters.
Our cats and kittens need some help adjusting to their temporary shelter placement while they await a new home. Volunteers are encouraged to socialize with our cats and experience the abundant, spunky energy that our kittens possess. Never mind that old saying that cats are independent; our cats love the attention our volunteers provide.
Our Animal Care Staff depends on our volunteers to assist in providing for the daily needs of our ever-so-popular Puppy Palace. With all the excitement and traffic that goes through our Puppy Palace, volunteers are needed to maintain a clean, disease-free environment for our pups.
Volunteers are needed to work with our clinic staff and help with the receiving of animals, cleaning the clinic area, and bathing the animals. As a clinic volunteer, you will be one of the first to bond with animals that are brought to us and reassure them that they have a bright and promising future to look forward to! Must sign up for shifts through the Volunteer Coordinator.
For all volunteers, including those interested in completing hours for the Palo Alto Veterinary Technology Program, Internships, or Externships. Volunteers may help the Vet Techs, handle paperwork, make phone calls, clean the surgery suite area and/or equipment, and other general duties as needed. Must not be allergic to cats. You must sign up for shifts thru the Volunteer Coordinator.
Front Desk & Offices
If your specialty is making copies, filing, and talking to people, then our very busy front desk and office staff need you. Front desk volunteers help staff manage the vast amounts of information and paperwork processed each day. Our office volunteers work in various departments and help with data entry, phone calls and mailings. Needs approval from the Volunteer Coordinator.
Do you have your own digital camera and memory cards? Would you like to use your talents and equipment to help animals get adopted? Then we need you on our photography team! As a SAHS photographer, you will take pictures of the animals in our shelter for our "Find a Companion" section on our website, and also write short descriptions on each animal to highlight their personalities and enhance their chances of finding their forever homes.
Our Videography teams consist of two volunteers, who film and interact with our adopted animals to showcase their personalities and temperaments. The videos will be available on our website, Petango (online outlet to showcase our adoptable animals), and possibly used for media (including social media).
Help our animals find loving homes by assisting our adoption counselors in taking pets to several locations throughout the county. We are looking for independent and outgoing volunteers to help distribute promotional materials, take photographs, sell tickets, help with setup & breakdown, and represent the SA Humane Society in a fun and professional manner.
Spring Camp Humane and Summer Camp Humane are educational camps where kids ages 5-13 have a chance to interact with and learn about animals and how to care for them. Volunteers can also take part in this experience by signing up to be a Camp Counselor. Other volunteers, including help with photography and food service, are also needed. Camp Counselors must be able to commit to the full week of camp, from 7.30am to 5.30pm.