Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA
December 18, 2011
I've been a volunteer at PHS since 2002, and have greatly enjoyed both directly & indirectly helping animals as a volunteer. I mostly work with dogs, but have been lucky enough to help-out with a little bit over everything over the years and have gotten both the macro as well as micro-view. As a volunteer, it is a wonderful experience to be able to step into a kennel & perhaps be the first person to really show compassion to that animal in who knows how long. Even better is to see that many other volunteers have spent time with that animal during the time it has been at PHS. Perhaps the very next day, you could be helping out at a PHS fund-raiser, and thus give a heartfelt, personal account of how that donor's money allows people like yourself the opportunity to then work with the animal and help shape it into a happy & well-behaved prospective pet. My volunteer work at PHS was directly responsible for me spending time locked-up in the county jail. As a volunteer trainer, I'd go to the jail facility once a week to teach inmates how go teach PHS dogs basic obedience & socialization as part of the Transitioning Animals Into Loving Situations (TAILS) program, so you never know where volunteering at PHS may take you, but there are lots of opportunities for YOU to directly & indirectly help the animals in need in San Mateo County.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
adopting four out of my five dogs from them, seeing hundreds of dogs I have worked with at PHS getting adopted out into great homes, staying in-touch with many of the adopters of the dogs I had fostered, and knowing that they are living happily ever-after.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
find them a larger budget.
Would you volunteer for this group again?
For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?
Did the organization use your time wisely?
Would you recommend this group to a friend?
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?
A Pepsi Slurpee machine in the lobby.
How did this volunteer experience make you feel?
Wanted & needed!
Volunteer & Dog Behavior/TLC, Mobile Adoptions, Outreach, Monthly Vaccination Clinic, Disaster Response, Fostering, etc.