Volunteer

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SPCA Florida welcomes volunteers who share our vision of healthy animals and humane communities.

Your decision to volunteer should be made with the understanding of the commitment and effort required. We provide many opportunities for animal handling and customer service training, and we are looking for people from all walks of life who meet the following minimum requirements:

•    Must be 16 years old or older
•    Must be able to give a 6-month commitment (average of 2 hours per week)
•    Must be able to fully support SPCA Florida’s vision, mission and policies and be able to communicate those to the public
•    Must demonstrate good customer service skills and be able to work well in a team environment

Please note there is a $15 registration fee due after acceptance into the program, which covers a volunteer t-shirt, name badge and volunteer manual.

We recognize many young people in the community are interested in helping the animals. If you are between 11 and 15 years old and need service hours for school, please contact the Volunteer Manager to learn more about our donation drive option.

We are in great need of volunteers who are available to work weekdays, especially in the morning.

Next Steps

  1. Please complete a volunteer application
  2. The Volunteer Manager will contact you regarding upcoming Volunteer Orientation Classes
  3. Once you have attended orientation, an assessment interview will be scheduled to discuss your interests and determine if there is a match to our current needs

Thank you again for your interest in volunteering with SPCA Florida. We truly appreciate your desire to become part of the solution to the problem of homeless and neglected companion animals in our community.

Court-ordered Community Service and Polk Work Hours

Please note court-ordered community service or Polk Work hours are NOT part of the volunteer program. If you need information on this service, please call (863) 577-4600 or email communityservice@spcaflorida.org.