High School Senior Projects

Due to limited staff resources, we accept only 2-3 senior project students per year total and we are unable to accommodate last-minute requests. In order to request one of these spots, please submit a clearly written project proposal. Please include as many details as possible including whether you are looking to work with shelter pets, specifically what you need to do at the shelter, what training and support you may need, and what you would need from the SFAHS.

Please note that we prioritize the most organized projects and urge you to have a detailed plan including your project plan and goals before submitting it. Typically, fundraising projects are the easiest to accommodate but we are very open to thoughtful, organized projects of your own choosing. Please make sure you have researched our mission and objectives thoroughly to make sure your project accurately reflects the position of the SFAHS. Please submit your proposal to the Volunteer Coordinator here.

Senior Project Examples:

Collect Wish List Items- Collection cash donations or items from our wish list for the shelter pets.
Organize a Fundraiser- Organize a fundraising event like a car wash, bake sale, garage sale, and use the profits to donate. 
Build- Organize a fundraising event to cover the costs of materials, then build/ make/ order benches, cat trees, enrichment activities. Reach out for current needs! 
Choose Your Own- Come up with your own project. Be creative, the opportunities are endless. You can reference our Community Fundraisers page for more ideas.

Due to limited staff resources and the guidelines and restrictions that come with most projects, wanting to volunteer in-shelter is not a project we are able to accommodate. We welcome you to apply to become a volunteer if you can commit to 4 hours a month for 6 months minimum.  Please see the volunteer page for application. Otherwise please see the examples above of appropriate senior project examples that we are able to accommodate.