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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

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 - East Kootenay (Cranbrook)

The BC SPCA is a non-profit organization funded primarily by public donations. Our mission is to prevent cruelty and to promote the welfare of animals through a wide range of services, including cruelty investigations, emergency rescue and treatment, sheltering and adoption of homeless and abused animals, humane education, advocacy, farm animal welfare, spay/neuter programs, and wildlife rescue and rehabilitation.

East Kootenay (Cranbrook) - Volunteer Opportunities

East Kootenay (Cranbrook) - 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 - Kamloops

Volunteer Opportunities - Kamloops

Volunteering - Fundraising & Event Support

The Kamloops BC SPCA has events and fundraising throughout the year, from Lock In for Love, to community events and markets, we often need help with set up, take down and various positions throughout the event.

Tasks may include: contacting donors and vendors, picking up donations or dropping off flyers/posters, selling 50/50 or raffle tickets, selling SPCA merchandise, greeting guests (admission), or representing the SPCA and answering questions at information booths. 

If you are interested in helping in future events, please ensure you check off [fundraising & events support] when completing your application. When a need arises, the shelter will connect with you to see if you are interested and available to assist. 

 

BC SPCA - Maple Ridge

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

 The Maple Ridge 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 - Maple Ridge

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 - Nelson

Volunteer Opportunities - Nelson

Nelson - Animal Centre - Maintenance Volunteer

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.

Nelson - 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 - Powell River

Volunteer Opportunities - Powell River

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 - Prince Rupert

Volunteer Opportunities - Prince Rupert

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 - Shuswap (Salmon Arm)

Shuswap (Salmon Arm) - Volunteer Opportunities

Shuswap (Salmon Arm) - 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 - South Peace (Dawson Creek)

Volunteer Opportunities

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 - 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.

BC SPCA - West Kootenay Community Animal Centre (Castlegar)

Welcome to the West Kootenay Volunteer page

For shelter hours and contact information please visit BC SPCA West Kootenay Community Animal Centre 

For information on youths volunteering with the BC SPCA please visit Youth Volunteers - BC SPCA 

General Interests

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.

 

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.

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.

BC SPCA - Williams Lake

Volunteer Opportunities

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.