Volunteer Opportunities

Once you attend the volunteer orientation, complete your assessment interview and attend the two required training classes, all potential volunteers will begin in the campus Adoption Center as an:

Animal Care Assistant

Shifts are scheduled in 2-3 hour increments, 7 days a week. In this role you will:

  • Assist with basic Adoption Center tasks such as kennel, cattery, puppy room and yard cleaning
  • Assist with feeding, socializing and exercising of animals in the designated play areas
  • Bathe and groom animals as needed
  • Assist with general cleaning tasks, such as laundry and dishes

Community Outreach Volunteer

To move to this position, volunteers must have met all criteria for the Animal Care Assistant requirements and be knowledgeable in all SPCA Florida programs and services. In this role, you may participate in the following:

Off-campus Community Outreach Events

Focus on communicating our mission to the public, participate in fund-raising activities, adoption events and retail sales

Humane Education

Attend various events as an SPCA Florida representative; provide age appropriate education programs on animal care and welfare

Compassion Connection

Visit facilities with SPCA Florida animals, such as nursing homes and assisted living facilities

Offsite Adoption Event Lead

To move to this position, volunteers must have successfully completed the Community Outreach Volunteer requirements, all additional training required and worked as a Community Outreach lead. In this position, the volunteer will work at off-campus Adoption Events to process dog adoptions.

Working FOR the Animals

Non-direct Animal Care Opportunities

We also offer other volunteer opportunities outside of the Adoption Center environment which still benefit the animals. Volunteers must attend the volunteer orientation and complete any additional training required.

  • Campus Events – Assist with Critter Camp
  • Paws to Read – Take SPCA Florida dogs to schools or libraries to help children build reading skills
  • Pets Day Out – Take SPCA Florida dogs and cats to assisted living facilities to visit with residents
  • Special Events – Assist at our special events benefiting SPCA Florida
  • Administration and Miscellaneous – Assist with basic clerical duties which may include data entry and filing, Ani-Meal packers and drivers, website photography, Adoption Center Greeters, and Foster caregivers (additional application/approval needed and must be at least 18 years old)