Corporate volunteer days increase employee engagement and promote corporate visibility. The PSPCA would love to work with you to design a corporate volunteer day that meets your needs and gives your company exposure throughout our community. The following are some of the opportunities available:
"Yappy Hour" Sponsors: We have several excellent restaurant/bar partners that host PSPCA Yappy Hours, which feature drink specials and adorable, adoptable dogs. Corporate groups can sponsor one of these events. Our Marketing and PR Director will work with you to brand and hype your event via print and social media. Day-of opportunities include bringing as many friends and colleagues as possible, setting up, and selling PSPCA merchandise. We take, share, and tag photos on social media.
Transport Animal Socialization: In addition to rescuing animals from cruelty and neglect, the PSPCA rescues dogs from high-kill shelters, including Philly ACCT. Dogs that come through other shelters reside temporarily in our Stewart Transport Center at our main shelter in North Philadelphia, secluded from the adoptable population until they can be cleared by our medical staff. These Transport Animals, often puppies, need special play time! Your small group can spend 1 to 2 hours socializing these pups. We'll also give you a tour of the facility.
Working at the Car Wash!: Between our Transport Vans and our Humane Law Enforcement vehicles, there is always something that needs a good scrub down. It may not be the most glamorous task, but it is super important! And on a hot summer day, people are usually happy to do this. We'll make sure that you get a tour and some time to meet animals, as well.
Fishtown Sidewalk Sale: Our satellite location in Fishtown helps the PSPCA to engage with the community on a deeper level. Help us to raise money and awareness by hosting a sidewalk sale of PSPCA t-shirts and merchandise. You'll also get to tour the Fishtown facility and meet its adoptable animals!
Toy Preparation: This activity is great for larger groups. We'll give you a list of materials to collect via a workplace drive, such as Kong toys and toilet paper rolls. On your volunteer day, we'll have a workshop-style toy factory ready for you. The PSPCA's main shelter in North Philadelphia has 400-600 animals in residence at any given time, so there is a huge need for toys and enrichment items! We'll bring up some animals to give you kisses and inspiration as well as a tour.
Capital Projects: Have something bigger in mind? The PSPCA always has capital projects that need a champion! Adopt a dog run, build a cat barn, or plant trees- we’ll work with the Facilities Director to identify current needs consistent with your interests, price out and obtain materials for your desired project, and plan for the big day. We’ll also name the project in your honor, place a commemorative plaque, and recognize you on social media.
In order to support our mission and offset the cost of group service days, we ask for a minimum donation of $2,500 from our corporate partners. We are so grateful your generosity. We will do our best to provide your employees with a meaningful experience, and we will recognize your team on your preferred media platforms. Because of limited space and time, we encourage you to begin scheduling group visits as far ahead as possible!
For more information and to begin a partnership, please contact Janet Schulze, Director of Corporate and Foundation Affairs, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (215) 600-2354.