Advocacy & Events

Are you passionate about promoting animal welfare and reducing the number of homeless pets in Santa Cruz County? Become an Advocacy volunteer!


BARKtoberfest is an annual celebration of German food and drink. SCHS is always in need of volunteers to organize and staff events like these.

There are many ways you can help SCHC:

  • Participate in fundraising campaigns
  • Hand out literature or help us staff SCHS public events
  • Write donor thank-you notes
  • Participate in grant writing
  • Develop e-newsletter stories such and “tails of success”
  • Take photos and videos at the shelter and during events
  • Post photos, stories, and information our Web and social media sites

We also need volunteers to staff our events. SCHS holds events throughout the year, including a spring golf tournament, fall “Bark-toberfest, Pictures with Santa & Bake Sale, and more. If you are comfortable talking to people and sharing our story, these are great opportunities to help us get the word out about animal adoption, as well as raise money for the organization.