Be A Volunteer
Make a commitment to help out in any way you can.
Volunteering at the Shelter
Volunteers are needed to foster animals throughout the year. The first step to becoming a foster is to become a shelter volunteer. Once you have completed your application, you can apply to become a foster here.Download the Volunteer Application
*Note: New volunteer orientations are on hold due to precautionary measures for COVID-19,
but foster families are always needed.
Please also consider volunteering at 2nd Chance Thrift Shop to benefit shelter animals (see below).
At the thrift shop, volunteers are needed to help sort and display merchandise, do light cleaning, and help with special events. Your assistance at the thrift shop helps support our shelter operation.
How to Become a Thrift Shop Volunteer
Send Via Mail or In Person
2nd Chance Thrift Shop
972 W. 9th Street, Upland
Are You Under 16?
If you are one of our younger supporters who are under 16, there are many ways to help the animals at the shelter. You can organize a donation drive. We can always use towels, blankets, bowls, toys, treats, cat litter, and just about any other animal related item you can think of...not to mention money. When somebody does this for us, we love to take a picture of the items received next to the person that collected them and put it on our Facebook page. You can get your school, church and/or neighborhood involved too.
See Our Wish List
Other Ways to Volunteer
We also need volunteers to assist with fundraising and special events. Or, if you have a special talent or have a unique way of offering assistance, your help will be gladly accepted. For example, one of our long-time volunteers makes blankets to give away to every family that adopts a pet at the shelter If you are interested in these opportunities, please send an e-mail to the Fundraising Team.