Animal Shelter • Volunteer Opportunities
Peninsula Humane Society offers a variety of volunteer positions for adolescents, adults, and seniors. Volunteers may choose to interact directly with animals (e.g.,grooming or training dogs, feeding kittens) or to work in an administrative, clerical, or building maintenance capacity. Animals at the shelter may include dogs, cats, small animals (e.g., hamsters, guinea pigs), exotic pets (e.g., birds,lizards), and wildlife (e.g., birds, squirrels). Volunteer positions/areas generally include:
-Doggy Running Buddy
-Dog Training Assistant
-Kitten Nursery (Seasonal)
-Pet Assisted Therapy
-Spay & Neuter (Reception or Clinic)
Click here for a full position description. Volunteers may hold up to 2 volunteer positions. Due to training needs, only 1 position may involve direct contact with animals.
-Adult volunteers (18 and older) must commitment to volunteeering at least 2-4 hours per week for one year, with the exception of seasonal positions.
-Junior volunteers must commit to volunteering at least 2 hours per week for a minimum of 6 months. Volunteers ages 13-15 must volunteer with an adult (age 18 or older). Adults accompanying an adolescent must commit to 6 months of volunteering.
- Volunteers must purchase a "volunteer pack,"including a volunteer T-shirt, lanyard, and keycard/ID badge, for $30. Financial assistance may be available: please call to inquire.
- Spanish speaking adolescents and adults may volunteer if accompanied by someone who can translate for them (e.g., a Spanish speaking parent and their bilingual child).
- This service is free
- Adults accepted
- Seniors accepted
How to Apply
You must complete a volunteer application and attend an orientation session before volunteering. Select your preferred orientation date; if your preferred orientation is full, there are generally "drop-in" seats available.
Available volunteer positions may vary by orientation.The majority of available opportunities are at the Burlingame location. For more information, please call 650-340-7022 x321 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Burlingame, CA 94010