The Badge of Hope Program provides scout troops, school groups, clubs, and after school programs with the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of the San Francisco SPCA's life-saving work while also learning about what they can do to help animals in their community.
Each Badge of Hope Program includes a special behind-the-scenes tour of our Mission Adoption Center and the Leanne B. Roberts Animal Care Center. After that, our Humane Educators will lead your group in a fun activity designed to encourage students to help animals. We'll end the program by meeting and learning about one of our Education Animal Embassadors.
- The Badge of Hope Program is available during the school year from September through April.
- The program fee is $7 per participant. Each participant will receive a San Francisco SPCA Badge of Hope upon completion of the program.
- We are not able to accommodate less than 6 or more than 15 children during each Badge of Hope Program. You may schedule multiple programs for larger groups.
- Short-term youth volunteer opportunities in the shelter are limited to the Community Service Saturday Program.
- Youth with severe allergies to animals should not attend.
- Would your group like to host a donation drive? Please see our current Wish List for in-kind items we need regularly at the SF SPCA.
How to Request a Badge of Hope Program
Email us the following information:
- Organizer’s name, address, phone and email address
- At least three preferred Friday dates (one month's notice required)
- Preferred time of day for program
- Group/club/school name or troop number
- Number of youth
- Grade of youth
- Any additional information, including special accommodations or specific activities and topics you would like covered
All participants must arrive with a completed Release of Liability and Assumption of Risk: One-Time Humane Education form. Any participants who do not submit a form prior to the program will not be able to interact with animals during the program.