Volunteer

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Volunteers must be at least 18 years old. Parents/Guardians: Your child (ages 7-17) may accompany you after you become a volunteer (see youth requirements).
  • Must commit to volunteering at least 25 hours per year (one shift per month).
  • Must have consistent access to the internet and email.
  • Must be able to follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Must be able to work well with others and independently (without supervision).
  • Must attend a New Volunteer Orientation and sign a waiver before volunteering.

 

Getting started:

  • Please review our volunteer tasks to see which are a good fit for you, and note your top 4 choices.
  • The next step is to fill out a Volunteer Application (below). Your application will be reviewed, and if we have volunteer needs that match your interests and availability, we will schedule you for a New Volunteer Orientation.
  • After you submit an application, feel free to take a virtual tour of our Admission (Holding) Center and Pet Adoption Center.

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer court-ordered or lawyer-recommended community service. 

FAQs:

  • Does the SPCA have any group or short-term volunteer opportunities? Not at this time.
  • Does the SPCA offer court-ordered or lawyer-recommended community service hours? No, unfortunately, we do not.
  • If my child volunteers with me, can s/he get credit hours for school? Yes, please see youth requirements for details.