Kids Community Service

Now accepting applications for our Kids Community Service Program.

The Kids Community Service(KCS) volunteer program teaches middle school and high school students about our humane society, the community, and the animals we consider family. Students earn community service hours by helping to maintain the shelter facilities by washing dishes, folding laundry, sorting donations, and socializing adoptable animals. Space is limited to six students for each weekly session. Students volunteer on Tuesday or Wednesday afternoons from 4:00-5:00 once a week for four weeks.

Previous KCS Volunteers: You do not need to reapply please email the education department to register. 

  • All youth must be in 6th grade or age 12 or older prior to registering. 
  • The fee for the program ($40 per session) is due at the time of registration.
  • If the fee is a financial strain, we have scholarships, please do not hesitate to ask for assistance.

Students participating in our Kids Community Service (KCS) Program must complete the following steps:

  • Read the Rules and Regulations of the KCS Program (click button at top of the page)
  • The person volunteering needs to create the profile and fill out the application.  Parents please do not fill out the application for your child.
  • Create a profile for the KCS Program. Click Here to create a Volunteer Impact Profile.
    1. Click on the “Fill in an application” button
    2. Be sure to write down your username and password as you will need to log in to your profile to access your hours and complete the online orientation.
  • After completing the application, orientation and scoring 100% on the quiz email the Education Director at education@sdpets.org, please state in the email you have completed the KCS application and are ready to register for volunteering.
  • Once the email is received a link to register for a KCS program will be sent to you.
  • You may register for up to 2 different sessions. DO NOT sign up for more than 2 sessions!
  • Registration is first come first serve and is limited to 6 students per session.

Scholarship Information: Scholarships are available for students in financial need who would not otherwise be able to participate in KCS.  Please email our Education Department to apply for a scholarship.  education@sdpets.org

KCS Tuesdays 4:00-5:00 (2023-2024)


Session 1
FULL

Session 3
FULL

Session 5
FULL

Session 7
FULL

Session 9
FULL

Session 11
FULL

Session 13

Session 15
FULL
3-Oct7-Nov5-Dec9-Jan6-Feb5-Mar9-April7-May
10-Oct14-Nov12-Dec16-Jan13-Feb12-Mar16-April14-May
17-Oct21-Nov19-Dec23-Jan20-Feb19-Mar23-April21-May
24-Oct28-Nov30-Jan27-Feb26-Mar30-April28-May

KCS Wednesdays 4:00-5:00 (2023-2024)


Session 2
FULL

Session 4
FULL

Session 6

Session 8
FULL

Session 10
FULL

Session 12

Session 14

Session 16
4-Oct8-Nov6-Dec10-Jan7-Feb6-Mar10-April8-May
11-Oct15-Nov13-Dec17-Jan14-Feb13-Mar17-April15-May
18-Oct22-Nov20-Dec24-Jan21-Feb20-Mar24-April22-May
25-Oct29-Nov31-Jan28-Feb27-Mar1-May29-May

Are you too young to volunteer at the shelter?

Here are some suggestions and ideas of ways you can still help our adoptable animals.
TEEN FOSTER PROGRAM

TEEN FOSTER PROGRAM

A hands-on opportunity for teens who want to help homeless animals and earn service hours for school or an organization

Need more info?

For more information or questions about the Kids Community Service (KCS) Program please contact our Education Department at education@sdpets.org