College Student Community Service Hours and Group Volunteer Opportunities

Community Service Hours for College Students and volunteer groups

Woods Humane Society welcomes groups and individuals (such as clubs, companies and college students) interested in completing community service to join us in helping to provide a premier level of care for the dogs and cats at Woods.

Youth Community Service

For youth community service programs at Woods (elementary through high school), visit our Youth Volunteer Team page.

College Students and Other Adult Groups
"Done-In-a-Day" – special half-day project assignments for college groups, corporate groups or clubs often include helping with administrative tasks, making toys, organizing a fundraiser, deep cleaning, gardening, special projects or events. Time permitting we provide a quick tour and a hello to some of our animals.  Most often done-in-a-day opportunities do not include direct animal care or handling. The maximum number of people for these opportunities is 15.  Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate larger numbers.
Please email our Volunteer Coordinators
Woods Humane Society - SLO
Catherine Armstrong at
Woods Humane Society - North County
Hannah Lowe at
Include in your email:
  • Your contact information
  • The name and a little information about your group - be sure to let us know if this is a youth group
  • The number of volunteers in your group
  • The date(s) you are interested in volunteering
  • How many hours you want to volunteer
  • Any limitations on the type of work you can perform
  • How you learned about this opportunity to volunteer

Groups are not required to attend orientation.

Students over 18 looking for ongoing opportunities to volunteer outside of school requirements should fill out the Volunteer Interest Form.

We do not offer Court-ordered Community Service Hours

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