Thank you so much for your interest in becoming a Much Love Volunteer!  We are a volunteer run organization and are always looking for new volunteers to help make a difference.


To volunteer with us, you’ll just need to:
1) Attend a weekend volunteer orientation and training

2) Be 18 or over to work with our animals.  If you’re under 18, you can volunteer for other jobs*.


Volunteer Orientation and Training Sessions

All new volunteers must attend a volunteer orientation and training session. They’re held twice each month – please check below for the next orientation. You’ll attend a half-hour orientation, then pitch in for the rest of the adoption.  We suggest you wear comfortable clothing and shoes.

A few days before orientation, you will receive a welcome email with our volunteer manual.  While we will review everything during the orientation training, you might find it useful to review ahead of time.

Volunteer Duties

We appreciate any amount of time you can spend volunteering with us.  We primarily need people to…

  1. Volunteer at the Weekend Adoptions to set up, break down and show the animals to the public.
  2. Transport animals to or from weekend adoption events

Other tasks include…

Mid-Week Tasks:

  • Transport animals mid-week from fosters to vet offices
  • Visit vet offices and kennels where our dogs board mid-week to walk them


  • Help promote adoptions by posting pictures & bulletins on social media sites
  • Help plan various fund raising events & come up with event ideas of your own
  • Contact friends and businesses to see if they would donate services to our next auction
  • Contact media outlets to pitch stories about Much Love and our animals


  • Keep track of supplies and restock them
  • Answer emails to info@muchlove.org
  • Learn to give volunteer orientations
  • Research and apply for grants available to Much Love

* Volunteer duties for under 18:

  • Come to one of our adoptions, take pictures of the animals, and let everyone in your social network know that these animals need homes!  You can post to Facebook (your page or ours!), tweet about Much Love Animal Rescue, send out emails with pictures, make flyers, and get the word out about our adoptable animals in whatever way you can think of!
  • Make a video of our animals and share in the same ways listed above
  • Use your artistic or graphic design skills to help us design flyers, marketing materials, t-shirts, posters, or any other projects we may have.  Please contact us and we will let you know if we have any current needs
  • Organize an independent fundraiser such as a bake sale, garage sale, car wash, raffle, auction, or anything else that would raise funds for the animals
  • Solicit donations at our mobile adoptions
  • Help promote our organization and its fundraisers, adoptions, and events through social media
  • Help us to recruit more volunteers and fosters for the animals
  • Pass out brochures and flyers at our mobile adoptions
  • Become an assistant for one of our events
  • Foster one of our animals in your home
  • Help to write stories or articles that will get publicity for our organization
  • Set up a fundraising webpage for our annual Strut Your Mutt event (each year from July-Sept). This is very easy; email us for simple instructions.

Volunteering isn’t only about spending time with the animals (though it is the best part!). If you have an expertise that you would be willing to offer, such as accounting practices, fundraising skills, promotion experience or even sewing skills for our pet beds, please let us know.

If you have any other questions about volunteering you can email us at volunteer@muchlove.org.  Thanks again for helping animals in need!

Upcoming Orientations (register below)

Santa Monica Mobile Adoption
Sunday, 05-08-2016
location: 2515 Main Street, Santa Monica
Volunteer Orientation - 1:30 PM
Santa Monica Mobile Adoption
Sunday, 05-22-2016
location: 2515 Main Street, Santa Monica
Volunteer Orientation - 1:30 PM
Santa Monica Mobile Adoption
Sunday, 06-12-2016
location: 2515 Main Street, Santa Monica
Volunteer Orientation - 1:30 PM
Santa Monica Mobile Adoption
Sunday, 06-26-2016
location: 2515 Main Street, Santa Monica
Volunteer Orientation - 1:30 PM

Register to attend an Orientation

First and Last Name

Orientation you plan to attend?



There are 23 people signed up for upcoming orientations.
Debbie Severin Sun, May 08, 2016
nvbofryjSun, May 08, 2016
Yolanda V. Sun, May 08, 2016
Jessica BahowickSun, May 22, 2016
Jessica BahowickSun, May 08, 2016
Meg RyanSun, May 08, 2016
FrancesSun, May 08, 2016
Hallie VargasSun, May 08, 2016
Hillary Kassis Sun, May 08, 2016
Taylor GreenSun, May 08, 2016
Chelsea KnostSun, May 08, 2016
Lizabeth GustafsonSun, May 08, 2016
Lizabeth GustafsonSun, May 08, 2016
Joe ZarifSun, May 08, 2016
Aiden FloresSun, May 22, 2016
Jesse GoodmanSun, May 22, 2016
Katie FitzgeraldSun, May 22, 2016
Candice SadighimSun, May 08, 2016
Jorge Del RealSun, May 08, 2016
Erin Paxson Sun, May 08, 2016
Scott GoldmanSun, May 08, 2016
Tina WaliaSun, May 08, 2016
ALICE HIRSHSun, May 08, 2016