BC SPCA - Burnaby

Welcome to BC SPCA – Burnaby


About this location:

This is the Burnaby location (MAP). 

Please only apply to this location if you plan to support this location for the minimum 6-month commitment (consider your commute time!)  Misplaced applications may take longer to be processed.


Considerations for ALL volunteer applicants:

  • ALL volunteer positions require minimum 6- month of commitment.
  • ALL successful candidates must complete mandatory online and onsite training – this is to ensure the safety of everyone.
  • If you are in the age group of 12-18, please refer to Youth Volunteering - opportunities for this age group depend on availability.


Becoming a BC SPCA volunteer at the Animal Centre (onsite):

  • 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+.


Becoming a BC SPCA foster volunteer:

  • Foster applicants must be 19+.
  • Please review Foster Care Volunteer Program before applying
  • Fosters are a big part of helping these animals thrive and increase the animals’ adoptability.  Please note animals that require foster care may be ill, need behaviour modification support and require care. 
  • Foster animals need to be kept separately from resident pets.
  • For fosters that do not have prior animal experience, they will start with fostering small animal to build more experience. 


Please see below for our current opportunities.  Please read the 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.