Make a commitment to help out in any way you can.
Volunteering at the Shelter
Friends of Upland Animal Shelter operates Upland Animal Shelter in partnership with the City of Upland's Animal Control Officers.
As a new volunteer, you will attend an orientation, work one-on-one with a mentor, and attend other training sessions so you can be successful as a volunteer. Once you are trained, you can make your own schedule and volunteer anytime from 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily.
How to Become a Shelter Volunteer
Fosters are critical members of our life-saving team. Fostering a litter of kittens or puppies or other animals who need special care gives them the chance they need to thrive.
How to Become a Foster
Volunteering at 2nd Chance
Our thrift shop supports our shelter operation.
At the thrift shop, regular, dedicated volunteers as well as short-term volunteers are needed to help sort and display merchandise, assist customers, do light cleaning, help with special events, and other tasks.
If you need volunteer service credit, you can often schedule and complete your volunteer hours at the shop faster than at the animal shelter.
How to Become a Thrift Shop Volunteer
Send Via Mail or In Person
Are You Under 16?
If you are one of our younger supporters who is under 16, you can organize a donation drive or do a special project. We can always use towels, blankets, bowls, toys, treats, cat litter, and monetary donations. See our Wish List.
For more information or to discuss a special project you would like to do, send an e-mail to our Volunteer Coordinator.
FUNdraise With Us
As a non-profit organization, we rely on monetary donations. We always need help with a variety of fundraising activities and special events.
For more information on how you can help support shelter animals through fundraising, please send an e-mail to the Fundraising Team.
Have a Special Talent?
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. Another volunteer decorated Christmas trees for a silent auction at 2nd Chance Thrift Shop.
For more information and to discuss a special project you would like to do, send an e-mail to our Volunteer Coordinator.