Pet Food Pantry - Pet Food Drive Host

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the St. Augustine Humane Society! We want every pet to have the chance to live happy, healthy lives with their loving families. Our programs and resources are designed to fight against the most common reasons pets are relinquished to shelters. By providing these lifesaving resources to the community, we are able to help reduce the need for animals to enter shelters, helping end needless euthanasia.


What is the Pet Food Drive Host position?

The Pet Food Drive Host is essential to the success of our Pet Food Pantry. Because the inability to purchase pet food due to economic hardship is one of the main reasons pets are relinquished to shelters, our Pet Food Pantry provides pet food to families who are struggling financially and would otherwise be unable to care for their pets. Pet Food Drive Hosts put on pet food collections to ensure our Pet Food Pantry is always stocked so these pets have the food they need.


Do I have the qualifications needed to become a Pet Food Drive Host?

The best Pet Food Drive Hosts are concerned for the wellbeing of animals and want to ensure that every pet stays with their loving families instead of being relinquished to an animal shelter. If you are able to work on your own, have good time management skills, and are organized, you will be an effective Pet Food Drive Host.


How much time must I commit as a Pet Food Drive Host?

Though there are many ways to host a successful pet food drive, most volunteers do so by hosting collections in their neighborhoods. The time to host a pet food drive depends on the goals you set and how much time you are willing to put into the drive. We give hours for this program based on the amount of pet food collected. We consider a successful drive to be 300 to 400 pounds of food. For this amount, we would award between 20 and 25 hours of service.


What are the responsibilities of the Pet Food Drive Host?

  • Determine timeframe and location for your pet food drive
  • Advertise your event
  • Collect pet food from everyone you have solicited
  • Ensure that all donated food is unopened and in its original, sealed packaging
  • Schedule time to drop off donation with Volunteer Program Manager


Our mission. The St. Augustine Humane Society promotes healthy, responsible, lifelong pet ownership by serving the medical and rehabilitative needs of companion animals in our community. Our programs are designed to strengthen human-pet relationships and reduce the need for pets to enter shelters. Our goal is to ensure all pets have access to quality veterinary care, prevent overpopulation, and prevent animal suffering.


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Schedule Summary

This activity generally occurs on

  • Monday - All Day
  • Tuesday - All Day
  • Wednesday - All Day
  • Thursday - All Day
  • Friday - All Day
  • Saturday - All Day
  • Sunday - All Day