The first step to volunteering is to fill out a volunteer profile (link below) and fax it to (760) 888-2222. Our volunteer coordinator will contact you after reviewing your profile. The next step is to attend an orientation. All prospective volunteers must contact Mary Ellen, Director of Volunteer Services, 10 days prior to orientation to sign up. At the orientation, you will receive a brief history of the shelter, learn about volunteering policies and procedures, hear about the many ways you can volunteer, and take a tour of our shelter.
Commit to volunteering for a duration of six months
Commit to scheduled volunteer times based on your schedule
and our needs
Attend training for each job assigned
Follow all training protocols
Follow volunteer policies, procedures and code of ethics
Purchase a volunteer t-shirt, and wear it when volunteering (or wear a volunteer badge)
Meet the minimum age requirements: You must be 18 years or older to volunteer at EHS.
Volunteer orientations are held on the first Saturday of every month from 8-9 a.m. (followed by dog walk training for those volunteers who would like to work with the dogs) at our Adoption Center. You must attend orientation prior to volunteering. Further training is available for those who are interested in specialized volunteer activities.
If you have a group on 12 or more, we can schedule a private orientation at your place of business or school. Call Mary Ellen, Director of Volunteer Services, at (760) 888-2270 to learn more about group trainings.
Escondido Humane Society | 3450 East Valley Parkway, Escondido CA 92027 | (760) 888 - BARK (2275)
Adoption Center open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week | Animal Control open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week