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BC SPCA - 100 Mile House

Welcome to the BCSPCA 100 Mile House volunteer page!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

There is not a physical BC SPCA location in 100 Mile House. Applications are only open for foster homes within the 100 Mile House area. Applicants will need to be able to travel to and from the shelter in Williams Lake should they foster.

Thank you for your interest and for supporting our animals.

Volunteer Opportunities - 100 Mile House

100 Mile House and Area Animal Fostering - Foster Care Volunteer

We are currently looking for foster application from people who reside in the area of 100 Mile House, who can support BC SPCA locations such as Williams Lake, Quesnel, and Kamloops (or beyond) with fostering animals in need. If you are able to visit these locations and support the adoption process please apply today. 

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 - North Cariboo (Prince George)

Volunteer Opportunities - North Cariboo (Prince George)

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 - Food Bank - Distribution Assistant Volunteer

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 - Partnership Development Volunteer

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 - Event Assistant Volunteer

 

Your compassionate nature and great communication skills will be the perfect fit for this position! In this role, you will be distributing food and supplies to food bank clients, at the branch location or off-site. This role enables you to directly engage with the people the program supports.

Animal Fostering - Cat with Kittens Foster Care Volunteer

cat with kittens activity

Foster Care volunteers are guardian angels to thousands of BC SPCA animals in need.

At this time, the North Cariboo shelter is urgently seeking fosters who can care for Mama Cats with kittens.

This kind of fostering requires a room specifically set aside for the animals with access to natural light and hard flooring. Own vehicle helpful, or open to shelter staff transporting animals to veterinarian and shelter visits as needed. Must be open to supporting the adoption process and keeping open communication with the shelter. 

Perfect opportunity for retired people or people who work from home and have love and time to share for animals in need. 

cat with kittens foster activity description

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!

BC SPCA - North Peace (Fort St. John)

Volunteer Opportunities

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 - Bottle Sorting Volunteer

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.

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.

BC SPCA - Prince Rupert

Volunteer Opportunities - Prince Rupert

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 - Laundry and Cleaning

Join our team of like-minded individuals as a Laundry & Cleaning volunteer with the BC SPCA! Work in partnership with staff and volunteers to provide regular laundry upkeep 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.

BC SPCA - Quesnel

Volunteer Opportunities - Quesnel

Quesnel - Community Initiatives - Food Bank - Driver & Distribution

The Quesnel BC SPCA is currently seeking volunteers to assist with the Food Bank Driver and Distribution position. 

Shift is every Thursday starting at 9:30am.

Volunteer will need to be comfortable with general maintenance of vehicles such as defrosting, warming, and adjusting mirrors. Volunteer will drive to local business for 10am to pick up donations and return them to the shelter. Once at the shelter the volunteer will then sort the donations and if time permits, deliver to eight locations. 

Applicants will need to submit a copy of a valid driver's license and a driver's abstract (free from ICBC)

We are looking for 1-2 volunteers who can help plan, prep and distribute 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.

Quesnel - 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. 

Youth applicants under 19 years old are not being accepted at this time for this position.

Shifts available: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday's between 12-4. Sunday and Monday's between 11-3.  We request 1-2 hours per shift. Times and days are subject to change.

Quesnel - 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.

Quesnel - 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.

Youth applicants under 19 years old are not being accepted at this time for this position.

Shifts available: 7 days a week 9-11am & 3-4:30pm.

BC SPCA - South Okanagan/Similkameen (Penticton)

Thank you for visiting the South Okanagan/Similkameen volunteer page.

In Shelter opportunities will be posted on February 3rd. Please come back at that time.

 

Volunteer Opportunities

Animal Foster - 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 - South Peace (Dawson Creek)

Volunteer Opportunities

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 - Laundry

Join our team of like-minded individuals as a Laundry volunteer with the BC SPCA! Work in partnership with staff and volunteers to provide regular laundry upkeep at 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- General Cleaning

Join our team of like-minded individuals as a General Cleaning volunteer with the BC SPCA! Work in partnership with staff and volunteers to provide regular 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 - Animal Dishes Cleaning

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

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 - Vernon

Volunteer Opportunities - Vernon

Vernon - Animal Fostering - Foster Care

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 - Dog Wellness Volunteer

The Vernon BC SPCA is currently seeking Volunteers to walk dogs and provide enrichment activities.

 

Please note that the Vernon location has a minimum age requirement of 18 years and older for dog walking positions.

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.

 

Vernon Animal Centre - Bottle Sorting

The Vernon BC SPCA is seeking volunteers for bottle sorting, or bottle sorting and delivery to depot. 

For driving and delivering bottles to depot age 19+, ICBC drivers abstract and copy of valid drivers license are required.  

For bottle sorting at the shelter ages 16+ or 12+ if accompanied with adult.

Shifts are flexible in the AM hours beginning at 9 or 10AM weekly except Thursday.

 

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

The Vernon BC SPCA is seeking volunteers for animal transport. 

Schedule is Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons, 10-12am. Applicants must be ages 19+ and ICBC drivers abstract and copy of valid drivers license are required.  

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 - Williams Lake

Volunteer Opportunities

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 - 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 - 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.

Community Initiatives - Spay & Neuter Program Administrator (Remote)

Are you passionate about reducing pet overpopulation? We are looking for volunteers who enjoy administration and can provide support for our community cats spay/neuter programming. Your support will help provide ongoing support to our community.

To learn more about the spay and neuter program visit https://spca.bc.ca/programs-services/community-work/low-income-spayneuter-programs/

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.