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BC SPCA - Abbotsford

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

 The Abbotsford 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 - Abbotsford

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.

BC SPCA - Alberni-Clayoquot

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

Volunteer Opportunities - Alberni-Clayoquot

Animal Centre - Dog Care & Wellness Volunteer

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

Animal Centre - 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.


BC SPCA - Campbell River

Volunteer Opportunities - Campbell River

Animal Centre - Maintenance

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


BC SPCA - Chilliwack

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

 The Chilliwack 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 - Chilliwack

Animal Centre - Cat Care Volunteer

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

Animal Centre - Cat Wellness Volunteer

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

Animal Centre - Dog 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.

BC SPCA - Haida Gwaii

Volunteer Opportunities - Haida Gwaii

Animal Centre - Community Services Volunteer

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

BC SPCA - Kamloops

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.

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

Animal Centre - Guest Greeter

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

BC SPCA - Nanaimo

Volunteer Opportunities - Nanaimo

Animal Fostering - Foster Care Volunteer

 

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

Animal Centre - Guest Greeter

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

BC SPCA - Nelson

Volunteer Opportunities - Nelson

Nelson - Animal Centre - Office Support

Join our team of like-minded individuals as an Office Support volunteer with the BC SPCA! We are seeking enthusiastic, organized task-oriented volunteers to assist with administrative and reception duties. Your support will help us with the administrative and people sides of caring for vulnerable animals.

Nelson - Animal Centre - Guest Greeter

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

BC SPCA - North Cariboo (Prince George)

Volunteer Opportunities - North Cariboo (Prince George)

Community Initiatives - Food Bank - Partnership Development Volunteer

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

BC SPCA - Powell River

Volunteer Opportunities - Powell River

Animal Centre - Customer Relations Volunteer

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


Animal Centre - Cat Care Volunteer

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


Animal Centre - Cat Wellness Volunteer

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


Animal Centre - Dog Care Volunteer

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

Animal Centre - Maintenance

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


Animal Centre - Dog Wellness Volunteer

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

BC SPCA - Quesnel

Volunteer Opportunities - Quesnel

Quesnel - Animal Centre - Dog Wellness Volunteer

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

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

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

BC SPCA - Salt Spring Island

Volunteer Opportunities - Salt Spring Island

Animal Centre - Cat Care & Wellness Volunteer

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

BC SPCA - Shuswap (Salmon Arm)

Shuswap (Salmon Arm) - Volunteer Opportunities

Shuswap (Salmon Arm) - 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.

Shuswap (Salmon Arm) - 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.

Shuswap (Salmon Arm) - Animal Centre - Dog Care Volunteer

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

Shuswap (Salmon Arm) - 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.

BC SPCA - Sunshine Coast

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 Centre - Small Animal 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 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 - 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

Animal Centre - Animal Biography Volunteer

Join our team of like-minded individuals as an Animal Biography volunteer with the BC SPCA! Volunteer in partnership with staff to ensure animals in-care have excellent profile pictures, details, and write-ups, so potential adopters can quickly find their match and learn how to adopt!