2022 Volunteer Orientation

Be part of a Team that enjoys working with and learning from one another!


Thank you for your interest in volunteering! You are about to embark on this journey, and you are going to learn a lot of information about the basics of the volunteer program.  But, you are never alone, and we are here to support you throughout your journey of being a volunteer.  The SPCA is a special place where everyone who comes through our doors belongs here.  So, whatever inspired you to volunteer, please know we cannot wait to be inspired by you and work with you.

The gratitude we feel towards our volunteers can never truly be placed into words, and we hope that no matter what life brings that when you are here, you feel valued, appreciated, and loved. Because we really do love our volunteers, and we cannot do this without them!

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.
  • 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.
  • We are not accepting Youth-Adult Teams at this time.


Unfortunately, we are not currently able to accommodate:

  • Court-ordered or lawyer-recommended community service
  • Group volunteering
  • Short-term volunteer opportunities


In order to become a member of the SPCA volunteer team and family, you will need to COMPLETE STEPS 1-3 BELOW.
(Incomplete applications with missing steps are not able to be processed.)

Please ensure that you are watching the orientation videos completely and completing any surveys that are on this page. Thank you!

If you have any questions, please email volunteer@spcawake.org.
No phone calls, please.


We are so excited to welcome you to the first of five modules for the New Volunteer Orientation!

Are you ready? We are!

In this step, you will learn about the SPCA's Volunteer opportunities! We have plenty to choose from, and there is something for everyone. We are so excited to share these opportunities with you!!  This module will walk you through the shifts and steps you will need to take in order to complete the training for the team assignment or assignments that you are interested in.  Please have the Volunteer Team Assignment List handy to mark which assignment you're most interested in!

Click Here > Volunteer Team Assignments


Do you know which team assignment you want to sign up for? It is okay if you don't there are A LOT of volunteer opportunities!

Feel free to refer back to this Volunteer Team Assignments list at any time.

The next step is shelter safety.

You are one step closer to becoming an SPCA Volunteer!

In this step will, you will learn about our safety protocols! These are very important to follow, as the safety of the pets and people at the SPCA is our top priority.

The safety of the pets and people at the SPCA is our top priority. Once you have completed the Safety Video portion of this module, please fill out and submit the New Volunteer Survey below. Once you have completed and submitted the Survey, you can move on to the next step and take a tour with the Director of Volunteers!


Let's Take a Tour of the Pet Adoption Center!

In this module, we will be taking you on a tour of the Pet Adoption Center. You will learn where things are, don't worry when you come in to train for the assignment you want to do, we will show you around. This is just to get you acquainted with our building and show you where you may be volunteering and spending your time during your shift.

SPCA Adoption Center map and where to park:

You just completed the Volunteer Tour.  How exciting! The final module is up next, please follow this link if you need to get to the next steps!

Volgistics is our Self-Scheduling Volunteer Management Software here you can schedule yourself for trainings and shifts.  

*The Volunteer Director will be unable to schedule each individual volunteer for training sessions or classes, if you are having trouble viewing the open shadow training sessions or in-person training, your account may not be updated, please reach out to the Director if this is occurring, otherwise, please utilize this tool to schedule your training sessions and classes.

  • Once your Application and DocuSign Waiver have been processed, you’ll receive a link to set up your account (good for 24 hours).

Please view the Instructional Videos below for more information about Volgistics

Volunteer Team Assignments Required Training(s)

  1. Whether the Volunteer Team Assignment requires one-step training, which includes online and in-person training classes or two-step training (See the Volunteer Team Assignment Document for more information), once you have completed the requirements for that assignment, your account will be updated to reflect that you have completed the training(s).
  • If your assignment requires 2-step training, once you have completed the training and submitted the survey, your account will be updated and you will be able to view the Shadow Training Sessions available!
  • Once you have completed the training requirements, your account will be updated which will allow you to start signing up for shifts

How to Use VicNet for Volunteers with Calendar View

How to Sign-in and Sign-out at VicTouch

You are almost there!

  • Once you complete the video below, please fill out and submit the Volunteer Application below.
  • Make sure that you click on the button marked “Waiver” to be directed to the DocuSign Waiver.
  • Once your Application is processed and we receive the DocuSign Waiver, you will receive the "Getting Started" email.
    • Please allow 5-7 days to process your application and DocuSign Waiver.  After both of those are processed, you will be able to view Volgistics and then start scheduling shifts or Shadow Training Sessions once you have completed the Assignment Course you are interested in!

No phone calls, please. We appreciate your patience and can't wait to meet you!


Please fill out the Volunteer Application below.  Make sure that you scroll through the entire application, the volunteer team assignments need to be selected in order to submit your application AND to code your account!

  •  A confirmation email letting you know that you submitted your application.
  • You will receive the "Getting Started" email after completing the application below.  The email will contain more information about the program, links to Volgisitcs Training and is your confirmation that your application was submitted successfully.
  • You will receive another email from Volgistics with login information!
  • Please allow 5-7 days to process your application and  DocuSign Waiver.  After both of those are processed, you will be able to view Volgistics and then start scheduling shifts or Shadow Training Sessions once you have completed the Assignment Course you are interested in!

No phone calls, please.  We appreciate your patience! 


One more thing before you go! Don't forget about the Waiver below. 

Once we receive your Volunteer Application (above) and DocuSign Waiver (button below), you may start completing the Volunteer Assignment Courses or Sign up for an In-Person Training Session.  Thank you so much for completing the New Volunteer Orientation. We are so excited to welcome you to the SPCA Volunteer Team & Family!

Thank you!

Once you've completed Steps 1-3 above, you will receive the Getting Started email and a confirmation email from DocuSign!
Please allow 5-7 days for us to completely process your volunteer registration. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you do not receive your confirmation email, please check your junk folder. If it's not in your junk folder, please be sure you have successfully completed all of the registration steps above.