Humane Education

Promoting Compassion for All Living Things

East Bay SPCA’s community programs promote stewardship and compassion for all living things. Programs include camp, birthday parties, tours, workshops, youth volunteering, and school presentations (both in person and virtual). For more information about our Humane Education Programs please contact us at or (510) 564-2961.

Looking for activities at home?

See our activities, worksheets, and other resources to teach children about humane values,
animal welfare, and pet care from home on our resources page.

East Bay SPCA Vet Animal Camp

Campers will have unique opportunities to learn about and interact with rescued animals. Sessions take place in Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall.

Virtual Programs

Learn more about our virtual programs and how to request one for your group – for schools, scouts, or just for fun!

Youth Volunteer Opportunities-East Bay SPCA

Supervised volunteer opportunities are available for ages 8- 17. Perfect for youth wanting to make a difference and gain their service learning hours.

East Bay SPCA School Programs

School programs are available on-site or in the classroom. Students explore topics including responsible pet care, animal welfare, social justice, and more.

Birthday Parties-East Bay SPCA

Birthday Parties

Birthday parties are offered at both locations, for ages 6 and up.  Guests will join us for a tour, fun activities, and animal

Scouts Program-East Bay SPCA

We offer various ways for scout groups of all ages to get involved and make a difference, including shelter tours, workshops, and service award projects.

Tours-East Bay SPCA

PAWS Experience

Take a tour of East Bay SPCA at our Oakland or Dublin adoption centers to get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of what we do. Perfect for groups of any age!

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