Youth Volunteer Programs

Be a HERo to Animals in Need!

Woods Humane Society offers community service-oriented youth volunteer programs for First Grade through High School! Read below to sign up for an upcoming program to help animals in need. To hear about upcoming events, sign up for our newsletter!

If you want to do a Community Service Project from home to benefit the animals, click here.

Fall 2019 SESSIONS

Humane Education 2018

Jr. Volunteers - Grades 6-12

Video making, light cleaning and event support 

Woods SLO:

November: 7, 14, 21

December: 5, 12, 19

4-5 p.m.


Woods North County:

November 19 & December 10

4-5 p.m. 


$10 per session, Space Limited, Register in Advance



Crews - Grades 1-5

Toy making, reading to the animals, & other projects such as pet portraits and light animal care

Critter Crew, Woods SLO: 

November: 6, 11 (Veteran's Day), 20, 27

December: 4, 11, 18

4-5 p.m.

$10 per session, Space Limited, Register in Advance



Kitty Crew, Woods North County:

November 5, December 3

4-5 p.m.

$10 per session, Space Limited, Register in Advance


Event Volunteers

6th-12th grade

SANTA PAWS event helpers: Saturday, Dec. 7, 11a.m.-3 p.m.


High School Jr. Counselors - Grades 9-12

Assist with child and animal care at our younger children's programs (Critter and Kitty Crews). If interested please sign up in advance for a Critter Crew or Cat Whisperer date and email ahead of the program date.  


Space is limited. Please sign up online. Events are subject to cancellation without refund. $10 per program. Scholarships available; email for information.

-- Students must be signed in and out by a parent or guardian.
-- Please wear closed toe shoes and long pants.
-- This program is not appropriate for those with severe allergies to dogs, cats, rabbits or hay.



Opening Homes and Hearts to Homeless Pets
in San Luis Obispo County since 1955.