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, contact the Humane Education Coordinator at or (805) 543-9316 x 13 to set up a time to bring in your items and/or to get your service hours log signed.

~Independent Project & Activity Ideas~

- Picnic Tables (call or email for details)

- Bike Rack

- Cubbies/Shelves for camp (20 cubbies total)

- We need these washable "Snuffle Mats" 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.

- We need these re-usable cloth rice bags to help keep foster kittens warm!

- We need these elevated PVC cat beds to make cats comfortable while staying in cat condos!

- Host a Toy Drive or general Donation Drive to collect items from our Wish List.

- Make one of these approved dog or cat toys in our Pet Project Book of Ideas to donate to our Woods guests.

- Host a Bake Sale to raise money for Woods.

- 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).

- Have an idea of your own? Email to discuss your idea with our Humane Education Coordinator!



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