Community Service Projects

Help Woods Animals &

Earn Community Service Hours!

Do you (or does your child) need to do community service hours for school requirements? Students who need to complete hours or who simply want to help Woods Humane Society and the animals in our care can make a difference by doing an Independent Community Service Project.


1. Choose a project or activity from the list below, or propose an idea of your own.

2. Track your hours as you work.

3. When your project is completed, please feel free to bring it to one of our locations during open hours (12-6 p.m. daily). Our customer service representatives can sign off on your service work, if needed, or you are welcome to contact the Humane Education Coordinator at or (805) 543-9316 x 13 to set up a time to bring in your items directly to her and/or to get your service hours log signed by her.

~Independent Project & Activity Ideas~

On the Easier Side:

  • We are THRILLED to announce you can now set up your own DIY Fundraising page for Woods! Earn service hours personalizing a page and sharing it out to friends and family! It's easy and makes a big impact for the animals! This is also a GREAT idea for those generous youth who wish to request donations in place of gifts as a birthday fundraiser! Learn More HERE.
  • Braided fleece dog toys (or, even better, these square-knot fleece toys, similar to making a lanyard or a friendship bracelet).
  • These washable "Snuffle Mats" are excellent tools for dog enrichment and fun! They are easy to make, and just take some time and patience. This video shows how to make a Snuffle Mat out of a hand towel and strips of fleece fabric. Just cut rows of slits in the towel and tie a strip of fleece into each slit, and between each slit. The final product looks like the picture at right.
  • Snuffle balls for dogs or cats! (similar, but a little easier than the above)
  • Host a Toy Drive or general Donation Drive to collect items from our Wish List.
  • Host a Bake Sale to raise money for Woods.
  • (From August-October each year) Create a Wiggle Waggle Walk Team to raise funds for Woods!
  • Grab a book and join the Cat Whisperers Club (free)! Come to Woods during our open hours (from 12-6 PM daily) and read aloud to the cats in the Cattery. The sound of our voices helps soothe the cats in the shelter. (Parent supervision required at all times).

More Difficult Projects:



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