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BC SPCA - Alberni-Clayoquot

The Alberni-Clayoquot BC SPCA is currently accepting volunteer applications
only for the activities shown below. Thank you for your interest.

Volunteer Opportunities - Alberni-Clayoquot

Animal Centre - Dog Care & Wellness Volunteer

Join our team of like-minded individuals as a Dog Care & Wellness Volunteer with the BC SPCA! Work in partnership with staff and volunteers to ensure dogs environments are cleaned, and their emotional & physical needs are met through daily walking and BC SPCA-approved training techniques.

Animal Centre - Garden Care

 

Join our team of like-minded individuals as a Garden Care volunteer with the BC SPCA! Work in partnership with staff and volunteers to provide regular landscaping and care of the lawns, gardens and walkways of the animal care centre in your community. Your support will ensure the health and safety for all animals and people at the facility.

 

Animal Centre - Maintenance

Join our team of like-minded individuals as a Maintenance volunteer with the BC SPCA! Work in partnership with staff and volunteers to provide regular maintenance and cleaning of the animal care centre in your community. Your support will ensure the health and safety for all pets and people at the facility.


Animal Fostering - Foster Care Volunteer

 

Foster Care volunteers are guardian angels to thousands of BC SPCA animals in need. Whether an animal is injured, abandoned, or underage, foster care saves lives. Many animals needing remediation or a space to stay if the shelter is full benefit from a foster home.

Transportation - Animal Transport Volunteer

Join our team of like-minded individuals as a Animal Transport volunteer with the BC SPCA! Animal Transport Volunteers play a critical role in transporting both animals and supplies. Combine your passions and do both by applying to become a volunteer driver! !


Community Initiatives - Community Cat Support - Field Work

If you would like an active opportunity to directly be involved with addressing cat overpopulation in your community, this position is for you. Trap-neuter-return (TNR) has proven to be the only long-term solution to humanely control feral cat populations. Your support will ensure cats in your community are healthier and not creating greater population concern.

Community Initiatives Food Bank - Driver & Delivery Volunteer

Join our team of like-minded individuals as a Driver and Delivery Volunteer, with our BC SPCA Food Bank program!  Work in partnership with staff and volunteers by driving to drop donations off at our branches and deliver food to people in need, offering curb-side delivery as needed. Your support will ensure our Food Banks operate efficiently and provide to community pet owners in need of assistance in caring for their pets.

 

Community Initiatives - Food Bank - Distribution Assistant

Want to stay behind the scenes but are passionate about both animals and your community? This is a great opportunity for you! We are looking for volunteers who can help plan and prep our food supply for those served through our community outreach food bank programming. Your support will help create safe food access for pet owners in your community.

Animal Centre - Bottle Sorting

Bottle sorting is an essential fundraiser that runs all year long! We need dedicated volunteers who understand the value of how their time sorting bottles and driving them to or arranging pick up for the bottle depot ensures funding that goes directly to helping the animals! Sorting is done on site at the shelter and if you are able to drive, your own vehicle is required.

BC SPCA - Burnaby

We need special foster homes for animals with special care needs!

 The Burnaby BC SPCA shelter is seeking special foster homes for the animals that come into our care. 

The special care needs we frequently encounter include:

  • Animals that are undergoing diagnostics or treatment for possibly contagious diseases (such as ringworm or parvovirus).  
    • These animals require the wearing of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (gowns, gloves, masks, and shoe coverings) while caring for them.
    • *We provide all the PPE equipment, supplies, training, and cleaning materials for this care.
    • This sort of fostering may take two weeks or longer before PPE requirements are lifted.
  • Animals with behavioral issues;
    • This could present as fear, anxiety, stress, or frustration behaviors. Reactive, under-socialized dogs or cats are examples.
    • These animals are given specific, positive reinforcement, evidence-based behavior modification (BMOD) plans by our team of experts which must be followed to ensure the animal’s success.
  • Medical-needs animals; 
    • Those animals who may have recently undergone surgery, are receiving medication to manage non-contagious health issues, and/or may need other medical support. 
    • This could include cleaning, changing dressings, working with incontinent animals, taking the animal to and from veterinary appointments, or checkups at the shelter.
  • Pregnant animals, nursing animals with litters, or orphaned infant animals;
    • This could include monitoring temperatures, bottle-feeding every 2 hours, administering medication, weighing the animals, and regular trips to veterinary appointments or checkups at the shelter.
    • Pregnant and nursing animals may require fostering until the infants are 8 weeks old.

 

  • We would like to find foster homes with experience and/or training with these sorts of animals and circumstances.
  • We will provide additional training for volunteers who wish to support this endeavor.

 

What will you need? In all of the above circumstances, you will need to have a completely separate, secure space in your home. This space must include natural light, a cleanable nonporous floor, and other surfaces.  

    • A secure space is a separate room with a closable door.  
    • A baby/pet gate, partition, or exercise pen does not meet the requirements.
    • These foster animals must always be kept separate from any other pets in your home.
    • We ask foster applicants to commit to a minimum of 6 months in the program.  This does not mean you will have the same animal for 6 months, nor have foster animals continuously for 6 months.

 

We ask that our existing foster volunteers consider pursuing training and opening their homes to the care of these sorts of special needs animals in 2022. 

The Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley BC SPCA shelters’ foster recruitment focus in 2022 will be almost exclusively aimed at finding and training these sorts of foster volunteers. 

Volunteer Opportunities - Burnaby

Animal Fostering - Foster Care Volunteer

 

Foster Care volunteers are guardian angels to thousands of BC SPCA animals in need. Whether an animal is injured, abandoned, or underage, foster care saves lives. Many animals needing remediation or a space to stay if the shelter is full benefit from a foster home.

BC SPCA - Campbell River

Volunteer Opportunities - Campbell River

Animal Centre - Maintenance

Join our team of like-minded individuals as a Maintenance volunteer with the BC SPCA! Work in partnership with staff and volunteers to provide regular maintenance and cleaning of the animal care centre in your community. Your support will ensure the health and safety for all pets and people at the facility.


Animal Centre - Garden Care

 

Join our team of like-minded individuals as a Garden Care volunteer with the BC SPCA! Work in partnership with staff and volunteers to provide regular landscaping and care of the lawns, gardens and walkways of the animal care centre in your community. Your support will ensure the health and safety for all animals and people at the facility.

 

BC SPCA - Comox Valley & District

The Comox Valley and District Branch BCSPCA is currently accepting volunteer applications only for the activities shown below. Thank you for your interest, and please check back later.

Volunteer Opportunities - Comox Valley & District

Animal Fostering - Foster Care Volunteer

 

Foster Care volunteers are guardian angels to thousands of BC SPCA animals in need. Whether an animal is injured, abandoned, or underage, foster care saves lives. Many animals needing remediation or a space to stay if the shelter is full benefit from a foster home.

Animal Centre - Garden Care

 

Join our team of like-minded individuals as a Garden Care volunteer with the BC SPCA! Work in partnership with staff and volunteers to provide regular landscaping and care of the lawns, gardens and walkways of the animal care centre in your community. Your support will ensure the health and safety for all animals and people at the facility.

 

Community Initiatives - Food Bank - Distribution Assistant

Want to stay behind the scenes but are passionate about both animals and your community? This is a great opportunity for you! We are looking for volunteers who can help plan and prep our food supply for those served through our community outreach food bank programming. Your support will help create safe food access for pet owners in your community.

Animal Centre - Volunteer Team Lead

Join our team of like-minded individuals as a Volunteer Coordinator with the BC SPCA! We are looking for a volunteer to help coordinate our Cat Wellness volunteer program. Volunteer in partnership with staff and other volunteers to build a strong, cohesive community of people to help animals in need. Your support will help our teams maintain excellent partnerships with our essential team of volunteers!

BC SPCA - Cowichan

Volunteer Opportunities - Cowichan

Animal Fostering - Foster Care Volunteer

Foster Care volunteers are guardian angels to thousands of BC SPCA animals in need. Whether an animal is injured, abandoned, or underage, foster care saves lives. Many animals needing remediation or a space to stay if the shelter is full benefit from a foster home.

BC SPCA - Haida Gwaii

Volunteer Opportunities - Haida Gwaii

Animal Centre - Volunteer Support

Join our team of like-minded individuals as a Community Services volunteer with the BC SPCA! Work directly with staff & volunteers to provide a variety of great experiences for members of the public who are interested in learning about and supporting the BC SPCA.


Animal Centre - Community Services Volunteer

Join our team of like-minded individuals as a Community Services volunteer with the BC SPCA! Work directly with staff & volunteers to provide a variety of great experiences for members of the public who are interested in learning about and supporting the BC SPCA.

Animal Fostering - Foster Care Volunteer

 

Foster Care volunteers are guardian angels to thousands of BC SPCA animals in need. Whether an animal is injured, abandoned, or underage, foster care saves lives. Many animals needing remediation or a space to stay if the shelter is full benefit from a foster home.

Transportation - Supplies Transport Volunteer

Join our team of like-minded individuals as a Supplies Transport volunteer with the BC SPCA! Your support in this role will ensure the health of animals in-care and help our team run successful events in our community!


Transportation - Animal Transport Volunteer

Join our team of like-minded individuals as a Animal Transport volunteer with the BC SPCA! Animal Transport Volunteers play a critical role in transporting both animals and supplies. Combine your passions and do both by applying to become a volunteer driver! !


BC SPCA - Nanaimo

Volunteer Opportunities - Nanaimo

Animal Fostering - Foster Care Volunteer

 

Foster Care volunteers are guardian angels to thousands of BC SPCA animals in need. Whether an animal is injured, abandoned, or underage, foster care saves lives. Many animals needing remediation or a space to stay if the shelter is full benefit from a foster home.

Animal Centre - Guest Greeter

Join our team of like-minded individuals as a Guest Greeter volunteer with the BC SPCA! Work directly with staff & volunteers to ensure potential adopters and patrons are directed to the right resources, and provide excellent customer service to those looking for our support. You will be the first point of contact for visitors and have the opportunity to provide a warm welcome and leave a lasting impression by sharing your passion for our organization.

BC SPCA - Parksville

Volunteer Opportunities - Parksville

Animal Fostering - Foster Care Volunteer

 

Foster Care volunteers are guardian angels to thousands of BC SPCA animals in need. Whether an animal is injured, abandoned, or underage, foster care saves lives. Many animals needing remediation or a space to stay if the shelter is full benefit from a foster home.

BC SPCA - Powell River

Volunteer Opportunities - Powell River

Animal Centre - Customer Relations Volunteer

Join our team of like-minded individuals as a Customer Relations volunteer with the BC SPCA! Work directly with staff & volunteers to ensure potential adopters and patrons are directed to the right resources, and provide excellent customer service to those looking for our support.


Animal Fostering - Foster Care Volunteer

 

Foster Care volunteers are guardian angels to thousands of BC SPCA animals in need. Whether an animal is injured, abandoned, or underage, foster care saves lives. Many animals needing remediation or a space to stay if the shelter is full benefit from a foster home.

Animal Centre - Cat Care Volunteer

Join our team of like-minded individuals as a Cat Care volunteer with the BC SPCA! Work with our staff and volunteers to provide a clean, healthy, and safe environment for cats in our care. Your support will make a great impact for vulnerable felines in our community.


Animal Centre - Cat Wellness Volunteer

Join our team of like-minded individuals as a Cat Wellness volunteer with the BC SPCA! Work in partnership with staff and volunteers to ensure our cats emotional & physical needs are met through daily engagement and BC SPCA-approved training techniques.


Animal Centre - Dog Care Volunteer

Join our team of like-minded individuals as a Dog Care volunteer with the BC SPCA! Work directly with staff & volunteers to ensure the dogs in our care are provided with a clean, safe, enriched environment, supporting their health & well-being.

Animal Centre - Maintenance

Join our team of like-minded individuals as a Maintenance volunteer with the BC SPCA! Work in partnership with staff and volunteers to provide regular maintenance and cleaning of the animal care centre in your community. Your support will ensure the health and safety for all pets and people at the facility.


Animal Centre - Dog Wellness Volunteer

Join our team of like-minded individuals as a Dog Wellness Volunteer with the BC SPCA! Work in partnership with staff and volunteers to ensure dogs emotional & physical needs are met through daily walking and BC SPCA-approved training techniques.

Animal Centre - Bottle Sorting

Bottle sorting is an essential fundraiser that runs all year long! We need dedicated volunteers who understand the value of how their time sorting bottles and driving them to or arranging pick up for the bottle depot ensures funding that goes directly to helping the animals! Sorting is done on site at the shelter and if you are able to drive, your own vehicle is required.

Transportation - Animal Transport Volunteer

Join our team of like-minded individuals as a Animal Transport volunteer with the BC SPCA! Animal Transport Volunteers play a critical role in transporting both animals and supplies. Combine your passions and do both by applying to become a volunteer driver! !

Click here to review the role description for this position!

Community Initiatives - Food Bank - Distribution Assistant

Want to stay behind the scenes but are passionate about both animals and your community? This is a great opportunity for you! We are looking for volunteers who can help plan and prep our food supply for those served through our community outreach food bank programming. Your support will help create safe food access for pet owners in your community.

Community Initiatives Food Bank - Driver & Delivery Volunteer

Join our team of like-minded individuals as a Driver and Delivery Volunteer, with our BC SPCA Food Bank program!  Work in partnership with staff and volunteers by driving to drop donations off at our branches and deliver food to people in need, offering curb-side delivery as needed. Your support will ensure our Food Banks operate efficiently and provide to community pet owners in need of assistance in caring for their pets.

 

BC SPCA - Salt Spring Island

Volunteer Opportunities - Salt Spring Island

Animal Centre - Cat Care & Wellness Volunteer

Join our team of like-minded individuals as a Cat Care & Wellness volunteer with the BC SPCA! Work in partnership with staff and volunteers to ensure our cats' environments are clean, and their emotional & physical needs are met through daily engagement and BC SPCA-approved training techniques. We are looking for one or two people to take a Monday and/or Friday evening shift, starting after 5 p.m. (start time is flexible).

Animal Centre - Volunteer Team Lead

Join our team of like-minded individuals as a Volunteer Coordinator with the BC SPCA! Volunteer in partnership with staff and other volunteers to build a strong, cohesive community of people to help animals in need. Your support will help our teams maintain excellent partnerships with our essential team of volunteers!


 

Animal Fostering - Foster Care Volunteer

Foster Care volunteers are guardian angels to thousands of BC SPCA animals in need. Whether an animal is injured, abandoned, or underage, foster care saves lives. Many animals needing remediation or a space to stay if the shelter is full benefit from a foster home.

Community Initiatives - Community Cat Support - Field Work

If you would like an active opportunity to directly be involved with addressing cat overpopulation in your community, this position is for you. Trap-neuter-return (TNR) has proven to be the only long-term solution to humanely control feral cat populations. Your support will ensure cats in your community are healthier and not creating greater population concern.

 

Transportation - Animal Transport Volunteer

Join our team of like-minded individuals as a Animal Transport volunteer with the BC SPCA! Animal Transport Volunteers play a critical role in transporting both animals and supplies. Combine your passions and do both by applying to become a volunteer driver! !


BC SPCA - Vancouver

We need special foster homes for animals with special care needs!

 The Vancouver BC SPCA shelter is seeking special foster homes for the animals that come into our care. 

The special care needs we frequently encounter include:

  • Animals that are undergoing diagnostics or treatment for possibly contagious diseases (such as ringworm or parvovirus).  
    • These animals require the wearing of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (gowns, gloves, masks, and shoe coverings) while caring for them.
    • *We provide all the PPE equipment, supplies, training, and cleaning materials for this care.
    • This sort of fostering may take two weeks or longer before PPE requirements are lifted.
  • Animals with behavioral issues;
    • This could present as fear, anxiety, stress, or frustration behaviors. Reactive, under-socialized dogs or cats are examples.
    • These animals are given specific, positive reinforcement, evidence-based behavior modification (BMOD) plans by our team of experts which must be followed to ensure the animal’s success.
  • Medical-needs animals; 
    • Those animals who may have recently undergone surgery, are receiving medication to manage non-contagious health issues, and/or may need other medical support. 
    • This could include cleaning, changing dressings, working with incontinent animals, taking the animal to and from veterinary appointments, or checkups at the shelter.
  • Pregnant animals, nursing animals with litters, or orphaned infant animals;
    • This could include monitoring temperatures, bottle-feeding every 2 hours, administering medication, weighing the animals, and regular trips to veterinary appointments or checkups at the shelter.
    • Pregnant and nursing animals may require fostering until the infants are 8 weeks old.

 

  • We would like to find foster homes with experience and/or training with these sorts of animals and circumstances.
  • We will provide additional training for volunteers who wish to support this endeavor.

 

What will you need? In all of the above circumstances, you will need to have a completely separate, secure space in your home. This space must include natural light, a cleanable nonporous floor, and other surfaces.  

    • A secure space is a separate room with a closable door.  
    • A baby/pet gate, partition, or exercise pen does not meet the requirements.
    • These foster animals must always be kept separate from any other pets in your home.
    • We ask foster applicants to commit to a minimum of 6 months in the program.  This does not mean you will have the same animal for 6 months, nor have foster animals continuously for 6 months.

 

We ask that our existing foster volunteers consider pursuing training and opening their homes to the care of these sorts of special needs animals in 2022. 

The Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley BC SPCA shelters’ foster recruitment focus in 2022 will be almost exclusively aimed at finding and training these sorts of foster volunteers. 

General Interests

Animal Fostering - Foster Care Volunteer

* Dog Fosters Needed *

Foster Care volunteers are guardian angels to thousands of BC SPCA animals in need. Whether an animal is injured, abandoned, or underage, foster care saves lives. Many animals needing remediation or a space to stay if the shelter is full benefit from a foster home.

BC SPCA - Wild ARC- Victoria BC

Volunteer Opportunities - Wild ARC Victoria

Wild ARC - Animal Care

Our busy baby season runs from April to September and we need plenty of helping hands to keep our wild babies fed, cleaned and on the road to recovery. It’s a lot of responsibility – and a lot of elbow grease – to care for these wild animals, but helping them return to the wild is worth every moment!

Wild ARC - Spit'n'Polish

Our Spit ‘n’ Polish volunteers are crucial to keeping our wildlife centre running smoothly. Cleaning kennels, folding laundry and washing dishes may not sound glamourous, but knowing that you’re ensuring our team has exactly what they need to save wild lives is incredibly rewarding.

Wild ARC - Wildlife Chef

Perhaps you’re a whiz in the kitchen and want to put your dicing and chopping skills to good use. Our Wildlife Chefs prepare species-specific diets for our wild patients, making sure they get all the nutrition they need to fully recover.

Wild ARC - Wildlife Transport Team

Our transporters act as ‘animal ambulances’ (while still obeying the rules of the road!), to make sure distressed wildlife arrives at our centre as soon as possible. No need to be a daring rescue hero, these team members transport already-contained wildlife in need of a safe ride.

Wild ARC - Events, Fundraising and Outreach Team

If you like making connections with local supporters, or are interested in gaining more fundraising experience, our Events and Fundraising Team is the place to start. From benefit auctions to raffles, there’s many chances to help generate much-needed funds to support our work.

Wild ARC - Maintenance Team

Are you handy with tools and fixing things? Wild ARC treats 140 different species annually and each one needs specialized enclosures. Join our maintenance team to help us keep up with repairs throughout the year.