Please be aware, the main form of contact will be through email, so if you do become involved, please have an active email that you check regularly. Event announcements and reminders will be sent out through email and you will be on a mailing list.
Event volunteers assist our Event Coordinator in setting up and breaking down for adoption events, caring for, cleaning up after, & handling our dogs and cats, and speaking with adopters about the animals on site. Speaking with adopters additionally requires that you become familiar with our adoption process, fees, and rescue operation & process from Mexico to the United States. *You may need to attend a few event to get a handle on things, but for the most part it's always best to shadow another more experienced volunteer in the beginning. Do not be afraid to ask questions!*
We have events all around San Diego, but primarily travel to the Petcos and Petsmarts in Clairemont. Set up usually includes assembling kennels/corrals/crates, carrying tables, banners, bags and all other supplies needed. We try to have at least 1 event per month for 2-3 hours.
At the end of the event, volunteers are needed to stay and help clean up. Breaking down usually doesn't take too long. We sometimes have only two volunteers and we finish in as little as 30 minutes. But, we are really looking for more people to help out since events can be hectic at times.
Event volunteers should preferably be comfortable with handling both dogs and cats, however it is not required. If you have always wanted to be around dogs and cats and never had the opportunity, you are more than welcome to join us and learn.
Event volunteers earn a shirt upon the attendance of their 3rd event. They also have the opportunity to become an 'Event Adoption Counselor' after volunteering at five events.
Good Match For
Teens People 55+
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 16