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.
We have events at various Petco's around San Diego, but primarily travel to the Unleashed by Petco in Hillcrest. Set up usually includes assembling kennels/corrals/crates, carrying tables, banners, bags and all other supplies needed.
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.
We try to have events about 2-3 times a month for 2-3 hours. Currently, we have been scheduling event, as mentioned, in Hillcrest from 10am-1pm, sometimes longer.
*We are looking for 5-6 dedicated individuals who are regularly available to attend at least one event every month, or multiple times during the month.
Typically, if we do have the target 2-3 events per month, we request at least 6-7 volunteers per event. For larger events, we request 10-11 volunteers. We do have a staff of wonderful volunteers, but would like to open up this opportunity to more giving individuals and add to our team.
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