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BC SPCA - Safekeepers Program

Volunteer Opportunities - Provincial Foster Care Program

BC SPCA - Abbotsford

 

 

Join our Foster Roster:

New foster families are needed to provide safe and loving temporary homes to dogs, cats, rabbits, and other vulnerable animals before they can find, or return to, their forever homes.

The minimum commitment is a six-month period, but foster placements happen on an as-needed basis and range in durations from a few days to a few months. Any help makes a world of difference to the health and wellness of these animals!

Next steps to join the team:

  1. Read the role description below and check that you meet all the key requirements below.
  2. Take photos of the spaces your foster animal would have access to in your home and outdoors.
  3. Fill in an application for the foster care role and upload your photos. (You will receive a response to your application within 5 business days)
  4. Complete 1-3 hours of orientation and training online
  5. Meet the BC SPCA foster coordinator by phone, video call, or in person
  6. Continue virtual training in animal care and behaviour while waiting for a placement

 

Key Requirements:

  • 19+ years of age, or a family with an adult to act as the lead foster
  • Pet-friendly housing including a separate room with a closing door and window
  • Ability to drive animals to vet care appointments
  • Time to spend with your foster animal(s)
  • Interest in learning more about animal behaviour and care
  • Available to foster animals within the next six months
  • Desire to help increase the adoptability of animals

 

 

Learn more about our Animal Centre (onsite) Volunteer Program:

  • Volunteers support our centre in many ways: maintenance, cleaning, animal care, and driving roles,
  • Please note animals that come to our centre can be shy, fearful, reactive, and may need medical attention. 
  • Positions that provide care for cats and dogs require experience working with these animals.
  • For safety reasons, opportunities to work with dogs are for individuals 19+
  • ALL volunteer positions require minimum 6-month of commitment.
  • ALL successful candidates must complete mandatory online and onsite training – these will help our volunteers stay safe and be prepared for their roles.
  • If you are in the age group of 12-18, please refer to Youth Volunteering - opportunities for this age group depend on availability.

 

Applications are open for Winter 2024!

  • Minimum age for applicants for Dog Wellness and Fostering: 19
  • Unfortunately, for safety reasons, we do not have opportunities for individuals in the age group of 12-15.
  • We do not have evening volunteer opportunities

 

Please see below for our current opportunities.  Please read the volunteer job description and only apply to suitable opportunities.  Incorrect applications may take longer to be processed.

 

If you don’t see a suitable opportunity now, simply check again in the future!  Stay connected with us: BC SPCA - Abbotsford Facebook Page

Volunteer Opportunities - Abbotsford

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 - Burnaby

 

Join our Foster Roster:

New foster families are needed to provide safe and loving temporary homes to dogs, cats, rabbits, and other vulnerable animals before they can find, or return to, their forever homes.

The minimum commitment is a six-month period, but foster placements happen on an as-needed basis and range in durations from a few days to a few months. Any help makes a world of difference to the health and wellness of these animals!

Next steps to join the team:

  1. Read the role description below and check that you meet all the key requirements below.
  2. Take photos of the spaces your foster animal would have access to in your home and outdoors.
  3. Fill in an application for the foster care role and upload your photos. (You will receive a response to your application within 5 business days)
  4. Complete 1-3 hours of orientation and training online
  5. Meet the BC SPCA foster coordinator by phone, video call, or in person
  6. Continue virtual training in animal care and behaviour while waiting for a placement

 

Key Requirements:

  • 19+ years of age, or a family with an adult to act as the lead foster
  • Pet-friendly housing including a separate room with a closing door and window
  • Ability to drive animals to vet care appointments
  • Time to spend with your foster animal(s)
  • Interest in learning more about animal behaviour and care
  • Available to foster animals within the next six months
  • Desire to help increase the adoptability of animals

 

 

Learn more about our Animal Centre (onsite) Volunteer Program:

  • Volunteers support our centre in many ways: maintenance, cleaning, animal care/wellness, driving, and administrative roles.
  • Please note animals that come to our centre can be shy, fearful, reactive, and may need medical attention. 
  • Positions that provide care for cats and dogs require experience working with these animals.
  • For applicants that do not have prior animal experience, they will start with small animal care to build more experience. 
  • For safety reasons, opportunities to work with dogs are for individuals 19+
  • ALL volunteer positions require minimum 6-month of commitment.
  • ALL successful candidates must complete mandatory online and onsite training – these will help our volunteers stay safe and be prepared for their roles.
  • If you are in the age group of 12-18, please refer to Youth Volunteering - opportunities for this age group depend on availability.

 

Applications are open!

Important Recruitment Updates for Animal Centre Program (onsite).  Please read before you submit a volunteer application form:  

  • Minimum age is 19 for these opportunities:
    • Supplies Transport
    • Animal Transport
    • Laundry & Cleaning

 

Please see below for our current opportunities.  Please read the volunteer job description and only apply to suitable opportunities.  Incorrect applications may take longer to be processed.

 

If you don’t see a suitable opportunity now, simply check again in the future!  Stay connected with us: BC SPCA - Burnaby Facebook Page

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.

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! !

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!

BC SPCA - Chilliwack

 

Join our Foster Roster:

New foster families are needed to provide safe and loving temporary homes to dogs, cats, rabbits, and other vulnerable animals before they can find, or return to, their forever homes.

The minimum commitment is a six-month period, but foster placements happen on an as-needed basis and range in durations from a few days to a few months. Any help makes a world of difference to the health and wellness of these animals!

Next steps to join the team:

  1. Read the role description below and check that you meet all the key requirements below.
  2. Take photos of the spaces your foster animal would have access to in your home and outdoors.
  3. Fill in an application for the foster care role and upload your photos. (You will receive a response to your application within 5 business days)
  4. Complete a few hours of orientation and training online
  5. Meet the BC SPCA foster coordinator by phone, video call, or in person
  6. Continue virtual training in animal care and behaviour while waiting for a placement

 

Key Requirements:

  • 19+ years of age, or a family with an adult to act as the lead foster
  • Pet-friendly housing including a separate room with a closing door and window
  • Ability to drive animals to vet care appointments
  • Time to spend with your foster animal(s)
  • Interest in learning more about animal behaviour and care
  • Available to foster animals within the next six months
  • Desire to help increase the adoptability of animals

 

 

Learn more about our Animal Centre (onsite) Volunteer Program:

  • Volunteers support our centre in many ways: maintenance, cleaning, animal care, driving, and administrative roles.
  • Please note animals that come to our centre can be shy, fearful, reactive, and may need medical attention. 
  • Positions that provide care for cats and dogs - previous experiences working with these animals are an asset.
  • ALL volunteer positions require minimum 6-month of commitment.
  • ALL successful candidates must complete mandatory online and onsite training – these will help our volunteers stay safe and be prepared for their roles.
  • This location does not currently have youth volunteer opportunities.  Thank you for your understanding.

 

Applications are open for Winter 2024!

 
 

Please see below for our current opportunities.  Please read the volunteer job description and only apply to suitable opportunities.  Incorrect applications may take longer to be processed.

 

If you don’t see a suitable opportunity now, simply check again in the future!  Stay connected with us: BC SPCA - Chilliwack Facebook Page

 

Volunteer Opportunities - Chilliwack

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! !

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!

BC SPCA - Cowichan

Join our Foster Roster

New foster families are needed to provide safe and loving temporary homes to dogs, cats, rabbits, and other vulnerable animals before they can find, or return to, their forever homes.

The minimum commitment is a six-month period, but foster placements happen on an as-needed basis and range in durations from a few days to a few months. Any help makes a world of difference to the health and wellness of these animals!

Next steps to join the team:

  1. Read the role description and check that you meet all the key requirements below.
  2. Take photos of the spaces your foster animal would have access to in your home and outdoors.
  3. Fill in an application for the foster care role and upload your photos. (You will receive a response to your application within 5 business days)
  4. Complete 1-3 hours of orientation and training online
  5. Meet the BC SPCA foster coordinator by phone, video call, or in person
  6. Continue virtual training in animal care and behaviour while waiting for a placement

Key Requirements:

  • 19+ years of age, or a family with an adult to act as the lead foster
  • Pet-friendly housing including a separate room with a closing door and window
  • Ability to drive animals to vet care appointments
  • Time to spend with your foster animal(s)
  • Interest in learning more about animal behaviour and care
  • Available to foster animals within the next six months
  • Desire to help increase the adoptability of animals

Questions?

Email your Regional Volunteer Engagement Coordinator, Larissa Johnston, at ljohnston@spca.bc.ca

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.

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.

Animal Centre - Small Animal Care & Wellness Volunteer

Join our team of like-minded individuals as a Canine 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 - 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 - Horse and Farm Animal Foster Program

Volunteer Opportunities - BC SPCA Equine and Farm Animal Program

Transportation - Horse and Farm 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 - Kamloops

Join our Foster Roster

New foster families are needed to provide safe and loving temporary homes to dogs, cats, rabbits, and other vulnerable animals before they can find, or return to, their forever homes.

The minimum commitment is a six-month period, but foster placements happen on an as-needed basis and range in durations from a few days to a few months. Any help makes a world of difference to the health and wellness of these animals!

Next steps to join the team:

  1. Read the role description and check that you meet all the key requirements below.
  2. Take photos of the spaces your foster animal would have access to in your home and outdoors.
  3. Fill in an application for the foster care role and upload your photos. (You will receive a response to your application within 5 business days)
  4. Complete 1-3 hours of orientation and training online
  5. Meet the BC SPCA foster coordinator by phone, video call, or in person
  6. Continue virtual training in animal care and behaviour while waiting for a placement

Key Requirements:

  • 19+ years of age, or a family with an adult to act as the lead foster
  • Pet-friendly housing including a separate room with a closing door and window
  • Ability to drive animals to vet care appointments
  • Time to spend with your foster animal(s)
  • Interest in learning more about animal behaviour and care
  • Available to foster animals within the next six months
  • Desire to help increase the adoptability of animals

Questions?

Email your Regional Volunteer Engagement Coordinator, Kevin Nowottnick, at knowottnick@spca.bc.ca

Volunteer Opportunities - Kamloops

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.

Foster Care Volunteer - Cat/Kitten

At this time, we are seeking fosters who can care for adult cats and/or kittens. This kind of fostering requires a room specifically set aside for the animal with access to natural light and hard flooring. 

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.

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.

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. 

 

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 - Kelowna

Join our Foster Roster

New foster families are needed to provide safe and loving temporary homes to dogs, cats, rabbits, and other vulnerable animals before they can find, or return to, their forever homes.

The minimum commitment is a six-month period, but foster placements happen on an as-needed basis and range in durations from a few days to a few months. Any help makes a world of difference to the health and wellness of these animals!

Next steps to join the team:

  1. Read the role description and check that you meet all the key requirements below.
  2. Take photos of the spaces your foster animal would have access to in your home and outdoors.
  3. Fill in an application for the foster care role and upload your photos. (You will receive a response to your application within 5 business days)
  4. Complete 1-3 hours of orientation and training online
  5. Meet the BC SPCA foster coordinator by phone, video call, or in person
  6. Continue virtual training in animal care and behaviour while waiting for a placement

Key Requirements:

  • 19+ years of age, or a family with an adult to act as the lead foster
  • Pet-friendly housing including a separate room with a closing door and window
  • Ability to drive animals to vet care appointments
  • Time to spend with your foster animal(s)
  • Interest in learning more about animal behaviour and care
  • Available to foster animals within the next six months
  • Desire to help increase the adoptability of animals

Questions?

Email your Regional Volunteer Engagement Coordinator, Kevin Nowottnick, at knowottnick@spca.bc.ca

Volunteer Opportunities - Kelowna

Animal Centre - Dog Care and Wellness

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 - 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 - Small Animal Care and Wellness Volunteer

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

BC SPCA - Maple Ridge

 

 

Join our Foster Roster:

New foster families are needed to provide safe and loving temporary homes to dogs, cats, rabbits, and other vulnerable animals before they can find, or return to, their forever homes.

The minimum commitment is a six-month period, but foster placements happen on an as-needed basis and range in durations from a few days to a few months. Any help makes a world of difference to the health and wellness of these animals!

Next steps to join the team:

  1. Read the role description below and check that you meet all the key requirements below.
  2. Take photos of the spaces your foster animal would have access to in your home and outdoors.
  3. Fill in an application for the foster care role and upload your photos. (You will receive a response to your application within 5 business days)
  4. Complete 1-3 hours of orientation and training online
  5. Meet the BC SPCA foster coordinator by phone, video call, or in person
  6. Continue virtual training in animal care and behaviour while waiting for a placement

 

Key Requirements:

  • 19+ years of age, or a family with an adult to act as the lead foster
  • Pet-friendly housing including a separate room with a closing door and window
  • Ability to drive animals to vet care appointments
  • Time to spend with your foster animal(s)
  • Interest in learning more about animal behaviour and care
  • Available to foster animals within the next six months
  • Desire to help increase the adoptability of animals

 

 

Learn more about our Animal Centre (onsite) Volunteer Program:

  • Volunteers support our centre in many ways: maintenance, cleaning, animal wellness, driving, and administrative roles.
  • Please note animals that come to our centre can be shy, fearful, reactive, and may need medical attention. 
  • Positions that provide care for cats and dogs require experience working with these animals.
  • For applicants that do not have prior animal experience, they will start with small animal care to build more experience. 
  • For safety reasons, opportunities to work with dogs are for individuals 19+
  • ALL volunteer positions require minimum 6-month of commitment.
  • ALL successful candidates must complete mandatory online and onsite training – these will help our volunteers stay safe and be prepared for their roles.
  • If you are in the age group of 12-18, please refer to Youth Volunteering - opportunities for this age group depend on availability.
 
Animal Centre Program: Applications are OPEN at this time

 If you're interested in the Animals / Supplies Transport opportunities:

  • Minimum age: 19
  • Please click on the job descriptions below to learn more

 

Please see below for our current opportunities.  Please read the volunteer job description and only apply to suitable opportunities.  Incorrect applications may take longer to be processed.

 

If you don’t see a suitable opportunity now, simply check again in the future!  Stay connected with us: BC SPCA - Maple Ridge Facebook Page

 

Volunteer Opportunities - Maple Ridge

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.

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! !

Please note that this centre does NOT have a BC SPCA vehicle for volunteer use.  Applicants for the Transportation opportunities must be willing to provide their own vehicle (this does NOT include taxis/ borrowed / drive-share program vehicles)

 

Preferred availability: please provide all your availability on the application form

 

 

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!

Please note that this centre does NOT have a BC SPCA vehicle for volunteer use.  Applicants for the Transportation opportunities must be willing to provide their own vehicle (this does NOT include taxis/ borrowed / drive-share program vehicles)

 

Preferred availability: please provide all your availability on the application form

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 - Nanaimo

Join our Foster Roster

New foster families are needed to provide safe and loving temporary homes to dogs, cats, rabbits, and other vulnerable animals before they can find, or return to, their forever homes.

The minimum commitment is a six-month period, but foster placements happen on an as-needed basis and range in durations from a few days to a few months. Any help makes a world of difference to the health and wellness of these animals!

Next steps to join the team:

  1. Read the role description and check that you meet all the key requirements below.
  2. Take photos of the spaces your foster animal would have access to in your home and outdoors.
  3. Fill in an application for the foster care role and upload your photos. (You will receive a response to your application within 5 business days)
  4. Complete 1-3 hours of orientation and training online
  5. Meet the BC SPCA foster coordinator by phone, video call, or in person
  6. Continue virtual training in animal care and behaviour while waiting for a placement

Key Requirements:

  • 19+ years of age, or a family with an adult to act as the lead foster
  • Pet-friendly housing including a separate room with a closing door and window
  • Ability to drive animals to vet care appointments
  • Time to spend with your foster animal(s)
  • Interest in learning more about animal behaviour and care
  • Available to foster animals within the next six months
  • Desire to help increase the adoptability of animals

Questions?

Email your Regional Volunteer Engagement Coordinator, Kevin Nowottnick, at knowottnick@spca.bc.ca

Volunteer Opportunities - Nanaimo

Animal Centre - Small Animal Care & Wellness Volunteer

Join our team of like-minded individuals as a Canine 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.

Click here to read the full role description!

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.

Click here to review the role description for this position!

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.

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 - North Cariboo (Prince George)

Join our Foster Roster

New foster families are needed to provide safe and loving temporary homes to dogs, cats, rabbits, and other vulnerable animals before they can find, or return to, their forever homes.

The minimum commitment is a six-month period, but foster placements happen on an as-needed basis and range in durations from a few days to a few months. Any help makes a world of difference to the health and wellness of these animals!

Next steps to join the team:

  1. Read the role description and check that you meet all the key requirements below.
  2. Take photos of the spaces your foster animal would have access to in your home and outdoors.
  3. Fill in an application for the foster care role and upload your photos. (You will receive a response to your application within 5 business days)
  4. Complete 1-3 hours of orientation and training online
  5. Meet the BC SPCA foster coordinator by phone, video call, or in person
  6. Continue virtual training in animal care and behaviour while waiting for a placement

Key Requirements:

  • 19+ years of age, or a family with an adult to act as the lead foster
  • Pet-friendly housing including a separate room with a closing door and window
  • Ability to drive animals to vet care appointments
  • Time to spend with your foster animal(s)
  • Interest in learning more about animal behaviour and care
  • Available to foster animals within the next six months
  • Desire to help increase the adoptability of animals

Questions?

Email your Regional Volunteer Engagement Coordinator, Kevin Nowottnick, at knowottnick@spca.bc.ca

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.

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.

Animal Centre - Small Animal Care & Wellness Volunteer

Join our team of like-minded individuals as a Canine 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 - Parksville

 

Volunteer Opportunities - Parksville

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 - 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 - Powell River

Join our Foster Roster

New foster families are needed to provide safe and loving temporary homes to dogs, cats, rabbits, and other vulnerable animals before they can find, or return to, their forever homes.

The minimum commitment is a six-month period, but foster placements happen on an as-needed basis and range in durations from a few days to a few months. Any help makes a world of difference to the health and wellness of these animals!

Next steps to join the team:

  1. Read the role description and check that you meet all the key requirements below.
  2. Take photos of the spaces your foster animal would have access to in your home and outdoors.
  3. Fill in an application for the foster care role and upload your photos. (You will receive a response to your application within 5 business days)
  4. Complete 1-3 hours of orientation and training online
  5. Meet the BC SPCA foster coordinator by phone, video call, or in person
  6. Continue virtual training in animal care and behaviour while waiting for a placement

Key Requirements:

  • 19+ years of age, or a family with an adult to act as the lead foster
  • Pet-friendly housing including a separate room with a closing door and window
  • Ability to drive animals to vet care appointments
  • Time to spend with your foster animal(s)
  • Interest in learning more about animal behaviour and care
  • Available to foster animals within the next six months
  • Desire to help increase the adoptability of animals

Questions?

Email your Regional Volunteer Engagement Coordinator, Sydney Kuo, at skuo@spca.bc.ca

Volunteer Opportunities - Powell River

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 - Prince Rupert

Join our Foster Roster

New foster families are needed to provide safe and loving temporary homes to dogs, cats, rabbits, and other vulnerable animals before they can find, or return to, their forever homes.

The minimum commitment is a six-month period, but foster placements happen on an as-needed basis and range in durations from a few days to a few months. Any help makes a world of difference to the health and wellness of these animals!

Next steps to join the team:

  1. Read the role description and check that you meet all the key requirements below.
  2. Take photos of the spaces your foster animal would have access to in your home and outdoors.
  3. Fill in an application for the foster care role and upload your photos. (You will receive a response to your application within 5 business days)
  4. Complete 1-3 hours of orientation and training online
  5. Meet the BC SPCA foster coordinator by phone, video call, or in person
  6. Continue virtual training in animal care and behaviour while waiting for a placement

Key Requirements:

  • 19+ years of age, or a family with an adult to act as the lead foster
  • Pet-friendly housing including a separate room with a closing door and window
  • Ability to drive animals to vet care appointments
  • Time to spend with your foster animal(s)
  • Interest in learning more about animal behaviour and care
  • Available to foster animals within the next six months
  • Desire to help increase the adoptability of animals

Questions?

Email your Regional Volunteer Engagement Coordinator, Sydney Kuo, at skuo@spca.bc.ca

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 - Provincial Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities - Provincial Programs

BC SPCA - Quesnel

Join our Foster Roster

New foster families are needed to provide safe and loving temporary homes to dogs, cats, rabbits, and other vulnerable animals before they can find, or return to, their forever homes.

The minimum commitment is a six-month period, but foster placements happen on an as-needed basis and range in durations from a few days to a few months. Any help makes a world of difference to the health and wellness of these animals!

Next steps to join the team:

  1. Read the role description and check that you meet all the key requirements below.
  2. Take photos of the spaces your foster animal would have access to in your home and outdoors.
  3. Fill in an application for the foster care role and upload your photos. (You will receive a response to your application within 5 business days)
  4. Complete 1-3 hours of orientation and training online
  5. Meet the BC SPCA foster coordinator by phone, video call, or in person
  6. Continue virtual training in animal care and behaviour while waiting for a placement

Key Requirements:

  • 19+ years of age, or a family with an adult to act as the lead foster
  • Pet-friendly housing including a separate room with a closing door and window
  • Ability to drive animals to vet care appointments
  • Time to spend with your foster animal(s)
  • Interest in learning more about animal behaviour and care
  • Available to foster animals within the next six months
  • Desire to help increase the adoptability of animals

Questions?

Email your Regional Volunteer Engagement Coordinator, Amber Briglio, at abriglio@spca.bc.ca

 

Volunteer Opportunities - Quesnel

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 - 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.

 

SUBMIT APPLICATION

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.

 

SUBMIT APPLICATION

BC SPCA - Richmond

 

 

Join our Foster Roster:

New foster families are needed to provide safe and loving temporary homes to dogs, cats, rabbits, and other vulnerable animals before they can find, or return to, their forever homes.

The minimum commitment is a six-month period, but foster placements happen on an as-needed basis and range in durations from a few days to a few months. Any help makes a world of difference to the health and wellness of these animals!

Next steps to join the team:

  1. Read the role description below and check that you meet all the key requirements below.
  2. Take photos of the spaces your foster animal would have access to in your home and outdoors.
  3. Fill in an application for the foster care role and upload your photos. (You will receive a response to your application within 5 business days)
  4. Complete 1-3 hours of orientation and training online
  5. Meet the BC SPCA foster coordinator by phone, video call, or in person
  6. Continue virtual training in animal care and behaviour while waiting for a placement

 

Key Requirements:

  • 19+ years of age, or a family with an adult to act as the lead foster
  • Pet-friendly housing including a separate room with a closing door and window
  • Ability to drive animals to vet care appointments
  • Time to spend with your foster animal(s)
  • Interest in learning more about animal behaviour and care
  • Available to foster animals within the next six months
  • Desire to help increase the adoptability of animals

 

Learn more about our Animal Centre (onsite) Volunteer Program:

  • Volunteers support our centre in many ways: maintenance, cleaning, animal care, driving, and administrative roles.
  • Please note animals that come to our centre can be shy, fearful, reactive, and may need medical attention. 
  • Positions that provide care for cats and dogs require experience working with these animals.
  • For applicants that do not have prior animal experience, they will start with small animal care to build more experience. 
  • For safety reasons, opportunities to work with dogs are for individuals 19+
  • ALL volunteer positions require minimum 6-month of commitment.
  • ALL successful candidates must complete mandatory online and onsite training – these will help our volunteers stay safe and be prepared for their roles.
  • If you are in the age group of 12-18, please refer to Youth Volunteering - opportunities for this age group depend on availability.

 

 

Animal Centre Program: Applications are CLOSED at this time

 

 

Please see below for our current opportunities.  Please read the volunteer job description and only apply to suitable opportunities.  Incorrect applications may take longer to be processed.

 

If you don’t see a suitable opportunity now, simply check again in the future!  Stay connected with us: BC SPCA - Richmond Facebook Page

 

Volunteer Opportunities - Richmond

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 - Salt Spring Island

Join our Foster Roster

New foster families are needed to provide safe and loving temporary homes to dogs, cats, rabbits, and other vulnerable animals before they can find, or return to, their forever homes.

The minimum commitment is a six-month period, but foster placements happen on an as-needed basis and range in durations from a few days to a few months. Any help makes a world of difference to the health and wellness of these animals!

Next steps to join the team:

  1. Read the role description and check that you meet all the key requirements below.
  2. Take photos of the spaces your foster animal would have access to in your home and outdoors.
  3. Fill in an application for the foster care role and upload your photos. (You will receive a response to your application within 5 business days)
  4. Complete 1-3 hours of orientation and training online
  5. Meet the BC SPCA foster coordinator by phone, video call, or in person
  6. Continue virtual training in animal care and behaviour while waiting for a placement

Key Requirements:

  • 19+ years of age, or a family with an adult to act as the lead foster
  • Pet-friendly housing including a separate room with a closing door and window
  • Ability to drive animals to vet care appointments
  • Time to spend with your foster animal(s)
  • Interest in learning more about animal behaviour and care
  • Available to foster animals within the next six months
  • Desire to help increase the adoptability of animals

Questions?

Email your Regional Volunteer Engagement Coordinator, Sydney Kuo, at skuo@spca.bc.ca

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 volunteers to take a Monday, Thursday and/or Friday evening shift, starting after 5 p.m. (start time is flexible).

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.

 

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!


 

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 - Sea to Sky

 

 

Join our Foster Roster:

New foster families are needed to provide safe and loving temporary homes to dogs, cats, rabbits, and other vulnerable animals before they can find, or return to, their forever homes.

The minimum commitment is a six-month period, but foster placements happen on an as-needed basis and range in durations from a few days to a few months. Any help makes a world of difference to the health and wellness of these animals!

Next steps to join the team:

  1. Read the role description below and check that you meet all the key requirements below.
  2. Take photos of the spaces your foster animal would have access to in your home and outdoors.
  3. Fill in an application for the foster care role and upload your photos. (You will receive a response to your application within 5 business days)
  4. Complete 1-3 hours of orientation and training online
  5. Meet the BC SPCA foster coordinator by phone, video call, or in person
  6. Continue virtual training in animal care and behaviour while waiting for a placement

 

Key Requirements:

  • 19+ years of age, or a family with an adult to act as the lead foster
  • Pet-friendly housing including a separate room with a closing door and window
  • Ability to drive animals to vet care appointments
  • Time to spend with your foster animal(s)
  • Interest in learning more about animal behaviour and care
  • Available to foster animals within the next six months
  • Desire to help increase the adoptability of animals

 

Learn more about our Animal Centre (onsite) Volunteer Program:

  • Volunteers support our centre in many ways: maintenance, cleaning, animal care, driving, and administrative roles.
  • Please note animals that come to our centre can be shy, fearful, reactive, and may need medical attention. 
  • Positions that provide care for cats and dogs require experience working with these animals.
  • For applicants that do not have prior animal experience, they will start with small animal care to build more experience. 
  • ALL volunteer positions require minimum 6-month of commitment.
  • ALL successful candidates must complete mandatory online and onsite training – these will help our volunteers stay safe and be prepared for their roles.
  • If you are in the age group of 12-18, please refer to Youth Volunteering - opportunities for this age group depend on availability.
 
Animal Centre Program: Applications are OPEN at this time
  • Minimum age for the following roles is 19
    • Volunteer Team Lead
    • Laundry & Cleaning Volunteer

 

Please see below for our current opportunities.  Please read the volunteer job description and only apply to suitable opportunities.  Incorrect applications may take longer to be processed.

 

If you don’t see a suitable opportunity now, simply check again in the future!  Stay connected with us: BC SPCA - Sea to Sky Facebook Page

Volunteer Opportunities - Sea-to-Sky

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.

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 - South Peace (Dawson Creek)

Join our Foster Roster

New foster families are needed to provide safe and loving temporary homes to dogs, cats, rabbits, and other vulnerable animals before they can find, or return to, their forever homes.

The minimum commitment is a six-month period, but foster placements happen on an as-needed basis and range in durations from a few days to a few months. Any help makes a world of difference to the health and wellness of these animals!

Next steps to join the team:

  1. Read the role description and check that you meet all the key requirements below.
  2. Take photos of the spaces your foster animal would have access to in your home and outdoors.
  3. Fill in an application for the foster care role and upload your photos. (You will receive a response to your application within 5 business days)
  4. Complete 1-3 hours of orientation and training online
  5. Meet the BC SPCA foster coordinator by phone, video call, or in person
  6. Continue virtual training in animal care and behaviour while waiting for a placement

Key Requirements:

  • 19+ years of age, or a family with an adult to act as the lead foster
  • Pet-friendly housing including a separate room with a closing door and window
  • Ability to drive animals to vet care appointments
  • Time to spend with your foster animal(s)
  • Interest in learning more about animal behaviour and care
  • Available to foster animals within the next six months
  • Desire to help increase the adoptability of animals

Questions?

Email your Regional Volunteer Engagement Coordinator, Amber Briglio, at abriglio@spca.bc.ca

 

Volunteer Opportunities

South Peace (Dawson Creek) - 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.

South Peace (Dawson Creek) - Animal Centre - Dog Wellness Volunteer

The South Peace BC SPCA is in need of volunteers to visit with dogs at the shelter, take for walks, play fetch, and more. 

  • Afternoons any day of the week.
  • Volunteers aged 19+ at this time.

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.

South Peace (Dawson Creek) - Community Initiatives Food Bank - Driver & Delivery Volunteer

The South Peace BC SPCA is looking for a few volunteers who have a passion for food security for animals within their community. 

Volunteers will organize, and distribute pet food to local agencies/non-profits. Other duties as needed. If interested in delivering food packages, applicants must be 19+ years of age and submit a copy of a valid driver's license and drivers abstract when applying.  

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.

South Peace (Dawson Creek) - 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.

 

BC SPCA - Sunshine Coast

Join our Foster Roster

New foster families are needed to provide safe and loving temporary homes to dogs, cats, rabbits, and other vulnerable animals before they can find, or return to, their forever homes.

The minimum commitment is a six-month period, but foster placements happen on an as-needed basis and range in durations from a few days to a few months. Any help makes a world of difference to the health and wellness of these animals!

Next steps to join the team:

  1. Read the role description and check that you meet all the key requirements below.
  2. Take photos of the spaces your foster animal would have access to in your home and outdoors.
  3. Fill in an application for the foster care role and upload your photos. (You will receive a response to your application within 5 business days)
  4. Complete 1-3 hours of orientation and training online
  5. Meet the BC SPCA foster coordinator by phone, video call, or in person
  6. Continue virtual training in animal care and behaviour while waiting for a placement

Key Requirements:

  • 19+ years of age, or a family with an adult to act as the lead foster
  • Pet-friendly housing including a separate room with a closing door and window
  • Ability to drive animals to vet care appointments
  • Time to spend with your foster animal(s)
  • Interest in learning more about animal behaviour and care
  • Available to foster animals within the next six months
  • Desire to help increase the adoptability of animals

Questions?

Email your Regional Volunteer Engagement Coordinator, Kevin Nowottnick, at knowottnick@spca.bc.ca

 

Volunteer Opportunities - Sunshine Coast

Animal Centre - Cat Care & Wellness Volunteer

We are currently recruiting for daytime shifts, Monday to Friday for this role.

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 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 - Surrey

 

Join our Foster Roster:

Note: we do not have dogs at this location

New foster families are needed to provide safe and loving temporary homes to cats, rabbits, and other vulnerable animals before they can find, or return to, their forever homes.

The minimum commitment is a six-month period, but foster placements happen on an as-needed basis and range in durations from a few days to a few months. Any help makes a world of difference to the health and wellness of these animals!

Next steps to join the team:

  1. Read the role description below and check that you meet all the key requirements below.
  2. Take photos of the spaces your foster animal would have access to in your home and outdoors.
  3. Fill in an application for the foster care role and upload your photos. (You will receive a response to your application within 5 business days)
  4. Complete 1-3 hours of orientation and training online
  5. Meet the BC SPCA foster coordinator by phone, video call, or in person
  6. Continue virtual training in animal care and behaviour while waiting for a placement

 

Key Requirements:

  • 19+ years of age, or a family with an adult to act as the lead foster
  • Pet-friendly housing including a separate room with a closing door and window
  • Ability to drive animals to vet care appointments
  • Time to spend with your foster animal(s)
  • Interest in learning more about animal behaviour and care
  • Available to foster animals within the next six months
  • Desire to help increase the adoptability of animals

 

 

Learn more about our Animal Centre (onsite) Volunteer Program:

Note: we do not have dogs at this location

  • Volunteers support our centre in many ways: maintenance, cleaning, animal care, driving, and administrative roles.
  • Please note animals that come to our centre can be shy, fearful, reactive, and may need medical attention. 
  • ALL volunteer positions require minimum 6-month of commitment.
  • ALL successful candidates must complete mandatory online and onsite training – these will help our volunteers stay safe and be prepared for their roles.
  • If you are in the age group of 12-18, please refer to Youth Volunteering - opportunities for this age group depend on availability.

Applications are open!

Important Recruitment Updates for Animal Centre Program (onsite).  Please read before you submit a volunteer application form:  

If you're interested in the Volunteer Team Lead and/or Transport opportunities:

  • Minimum age: 19
  • Please click on the job descriptions to learn more details
 
 

Please see below for our current opportunities.  Please read the volunteer job description and only apply to suitable opportunities.  Incorrect applications may take longer to be processed.

 

If you don’t see a suitable opportunity now, simply check again in the future!  Stay connected with us: BC SPCA - Surrey Facebook Page

 

Volunteer Opportunities - Surrey

Animal Fostering - Foster Care Volunteer

*Note: This location does not have dogs in the foster program*

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 - 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 - Tri-Cities

 

Join our Foster Roster:

New foster families are needed to provide safe and loving temporary homes to dogs, cats, rabbits, and other vulnerable animals before they can find, or return to, their forever homes.

The minimum commitment is a six-month period, but foster placements happen on an as-needed basis and range in durations from a few days to a few months. Any help makes a world of difference to the health and wellness of these animals!

Next steps to join the team:

  1. Read the role description below and check that you meet all the key requirements below.
  2. Take photos of the spaces your foster animal would have access to in your home and outdoors.
  3. Fill in an application for the foster care role and upload your photos. (You will receive a response to your application within 5 business days)
  4. Complete 1-3 hours of orientation and training online
  5. Meet the BC SPCA foster coordinator by phone, video call, or in person
  6. Continue virtual training in animal care and behaviour while waiting for a placement

 

Key Requirements:

  • 19+ years of age, or a family with an adult to act as the lead foster
  • Pet-friendly housing including a separate room with a closing door and window
  • Ability to drive animals to vet care appointments
  • Time to spend with your foster animal(s)
  • Interest in learning more about animal behaviour and care
  • Available to foster animals within the next six months
  • Desire to help increase the adoptability of animals

 

 

Learn more about our Animal Centre (onsite) Volunteer Program:

Note: we only have cats and small animals on site.  No dogs.

  • Volunteers support our centre in many ways: maintenance, cleaning, animal care, driving, and administrative roles.
  • Please note animals that come to our centre can be shy, fearful, reactive, and may need medical attention. 
  • Positions that provide care for cats require experience working with these animals.
  • For applicants that do not have prior animal experience, they will start with small animal care to build more experience. 
  • ALL volunteer positions require minimum 6-month of commitment.
  • ALL successful candidates must complete mandatory online and onsite training – these will help our volunteers stay safe and be prepared for their roles.
  • If you are in the age group of 12-18, please refer to Youth Volunteering - opportunities for this age group depend on availability.
 

Applications are open!

Important Recruitment Updates for Animal Centre Program (onsite).  Please read before you submit a volunteer application form:  

  • Minimum age for Animal Centre program: 16
  • Minimum age for Transport opportunities: 19
 

Please see below for our current opportunities.  Please read the volunteer job description and only apply to suitable opportunities.  Incorrect applications may take longer to be processed.

 

If you don’t see a suitable opportunity now, simply check again in the future!  Stay connected with us: BC SPCA - Tri-Cities Facebook Page

 

Areas of Greatest Need

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! !

Please note that this location does not have a BC SPCA vehicle.  Applicants for  the Transportation opportunities must be willing to provide their own vehicle (this does NOT include taxis / borrowed / drive-share program vehicles)

 

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!

 

Please note that this location does not have a BC SPCA vehicle.  Applicants for  the Transportation opportunities must be willing to provide their own vehicle (this does NOT include taxis / borrowed / drive-share program vehicles)

 

BC SPCA - Vancouver

 

 

Join our Foster Roster:

New foster families are needed to provide safe and loving temporary homes to dogs, cats, rabbits, and other vulnerable animals before they can find, or return to, their forever homes.

The minimum commitment is a six-month period, but foster placements happen on an as-needed basis and range in durations from a few days to a few months. Any help makes a world of difference to the health and wellness of these animals!

Next steps to join the team:

  1. Read the role description below and check that you meet all the key requirements below.
  2. Take photos of the spaces your foster animal would have access to in your home and outdoors.
  3. Fill in an application for the foster care role and upload your photos. (You will receive a response to your application within 5 business days)
  4. Complete 1-3 hours of orientation and training online
  5. Meet the BC SPCA foster coordinator by phone, video call, or in person
  6. Continue virtual training in animal care and behaviour while waiting for a placement

 

Key Requirements:

  • 19+ years of age, or a family with an adult to act as the lead foster
  • Pet-friendly housing including a separate room with a closing door and window
  • Ability to drive animals to vet care appointments
  • Time to spend with your foster animal(s)
  • Interest in learning more about animal behaviour and care
  • Available to foster animals within the next six months
  • Desire to help increase the adoptability of animals

 

 

Learn more about our Animal Centre (onsite) Volunteer Program:

  • Volunteers support our centre in many ways: maintenance, cleaning, animal care, driving, and administrative roles.
  • Please note animals that come to our centre can be shy, fearful, reactive, and may need medical attention. 
  • Positions that provide care for cats and dogs require experience working with these animals.
  • For applicants that do not have prior animal experience, they will start with small animal care to build more experience. 
  • For safety reasons, opportunities to work with dogs are for individuals 19+
  • ALL volunteer positions require minimum 6-month of commitment.
  • ALL successful candidates must complete mandatory online and onsite training – these will help our volunteers stay safe and be prepared for their roles.
  • If you are in the age group of 12-18, please refer to Youth Volunteering - opportunities for this age group depend on availability.
  • Please note this location does not have volunteer opportunities for individuals under the age of 16.  Thank you for your understanding

 

 

In-Centre Program: Applications are open only for the following opportunity: 

  • Volunteer Team Lead (minimum age: 19)

 

 

Please see below for our current opportunities.  Please read the volunteer job description and only apply to suitable opportunities.  Incorrect applications may take longer to be processed.

 

If you don’t see a suitable opportunity now, simply check again in the future!  Stay connected with us: BC SPCA - Vancouver Facebook Page

 

General Interests

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

* 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

Vernon Centre closure information: effective November 17, 2023

Join our Foster Roster

New foster families are needed to provide safe and loving temporary homes to dogs, cats, rabbits, and other vulnerable animals before they can find, or return to, their forever homes.

The minimum commitment is a six-month period, but foster placements happen on an as-needed basis and range in durations from a few days to a few months. Any help makes a world of difference to the health and wellness of these animals!

Next steps to join the team:

  1. Read the role description and check that you meet all the key requirements below.
  2. Take photos of the spaces your foster animal would have access to in your home and outdoors.
  3. Fill in an application for the foster care role and upload your photos. (You will receive a response to your application within 5 business days)
  4. Complete 1-3 hours of orientation and training online
  5. Meet the BC SPCA foster coordinator by phone, video call, or in person
  6. Continue virtual training in animal care and behaviour while waiting for a placement

Key Requirements:

  • 19+ years of age, or a family with an adult to act as the lead foster
  • Pet-friendly housing including a separate room with a closing door and window
  • Ability to drive animals to vet care appointments
  • Time to spend with your foster animal(s)
  • Interest in learning more about animal behaviour and care
  • Available to foster animals within the next six months
  • Desire to help increase the adoptability of animals

Questions?

Email your Regional Volunteer Engagement Coordinator, Amber Briglio, at abriglio@spca.bc.ca

Volunteer Opportunities - Vernon

Vernon - Animal Fostering - Foster Care

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.

Vernon - Animal Fostering - Foster Care position description

BC SPCA - Victoria

Join our Foster Roster

New foster families are needed to provide safe and loving temporary homes to dogs, cats, rabbits, and other vulnerable animals before they can find, or return to, their forever homes.

The minimum commitment is a six-month period, but foster placements happen on an as-needed basis and range in durations from a few days to a few months. Any help makes a world of difference to the health and wellness of these animals!

Next steps to join the team:

  1. Read the role description and check that you meet all the key requirements below.
  2. Take photos of the spaces your foster animal would have access to in your home and outdoors.
  3. Fill in an application for the foster care role and upload your photos. (You will receive a response to your application within 5 business days)
  4. Complete 1-3 hours of orientation and training online
  5. Meet the BC SPCA foster coordinator by phone, video call, or in person
  6. Continue virtual training in animal care and behaviour while waiting for a placement

Key Requirements:

  • 19+ years of age, or a family with an adult to act as the lead foster
  • Pet-friendly housing including a separate room with a closing door and window
  • Ability to drive animals to vet care appointments
  • Time to spend with your foster animal(s)
  • Interest in learning more about animal behaviour and care
  • Available to foster animals within the next six months
  • Desire to help increase the adoptability of animals

Questions?

Email your Regional Volunteer Engagement Coordinator, Kevin Nowottnick, at knowottnick@spca.bc.ca

Volunteer Opportunities - Victoria

Animal Fostering - Foster Care Volunteer

**Attention**: At this time we are only seeking additional foster homes for rabbits, or for large challenging dogs.  Please only apply if these are your specific areas of interest for fostering. Other applicants who are not interested in these types of animals, will not be reviewed/accepted at this time.

Foster Care volunteers are guardian angels to thousands of BC SPCA animals in need.  Many of the animals looking to go into foster homes are in need of some medical or behavioural care, all of which will be supported by the shelter team. Whether an animal is injured, abandoned, or underage, foster care saves lives.

Animal Centre - Donation Box Collection Volunteer

Join our team of like-minded individuals as a Donation Box or Coin Can collecting volunteer with the BC SPCA! Work together with staff and our many partner businesses to help bring in these funds on a driving route that makes sense for you in your local community! Your support will ensure this vital fundraising effort continues.

BC SPCA - Williams Lake

Join our Foster Roster

New foster families are needed to provide safe and loving temporary homes to dogs, cats, rabbits, and other vulnerable animals before they can find, or return to, their forever homes.

The minimum commitment is a six-month period, but foster placements happen on an as-needed basis and range in durations from a few days to a few months. Any help makes a world of difference to the health and wellness of these animals!

Next steps to join the team:

  1. Read the role description and check that you meet all the key requirements below.
  2. Take photos of the spaces your foster animal would have access to in your home and outdoors.
  3. Fill in an application for the foster care role and upload your photos. (You will receive a response to your application within 5 business days)
  4. Complete 1-3 hours of orientation and training online
  5. Meet the BC SPCA foster coordinator by phone, video call, or in person
  6. Continue virtual training in animal care and behaviour while waiting for a placement

Key Requirements:

  • 19+ years of age, or a family with an adult to act as the lead foster
  • Pet-friendly housing including a separate room with a closing door and window
  • Ability to drive animals to vet care appointments
  • Time to spend with your foster animal(s)
  • Interest in learning more about animal behaviour and care
  • Available to foster animals within the next six months
  • Desire to help increase the adoptability of animals

Questions?

Email your Regional Volunteer Engagement Coordinator, Amber Briglio, at abriglio@spca.bc.ca

Volunteer Opportunities

Williams Lake - 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.

Williams Lake - 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.

Williams Lake - 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.

Williams Lake - 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/

Williams Lake - 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.

Williams Lake - 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.