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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.

Volunteering - Cat/small animal Kennel Cleaning and Socialization

This is a weekly regular shift volunteer position. 

To apply, you MUST be available for at least ONE of the following shifts:

  • Tuesday: 9am to 11am
  • Friday: 9am to 11am

 

 

Skills/Experience:

- Comfortable working with cats/kittens and other small animals.

- Knowledge of animal care and welfare preferred

- Ability to work independently

- Dependable and committed

- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

- Follow SPCA protocol and instructions

 

Responsibilities: (including but not limited to)

- Cleaning and setting up cat cages and cat rooms, feeding and handling cats.

- Provide cats with appropriate exercise, mental stimulation, play and positive physical contact.

- Provide affection with petting and grooming.

 

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

 

Thank you!

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 - 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 - Shuswap (Salmon Arm)

Shuswap (Salmon Arm) - Volunteer Opportunities

Shuswap (Salmon Arm) - Animal Centre - Bottle Sorting

Bottle sorting is an essential fundraiser that runs all year long! We need dedicated volunteers who understand the value of how their time sorting bottles and driving them to or arranging pick up for the bottle depot ensures funding that goes directly to helping the animals! Sorting is done on site at the shelter and if you are able to drive, your own vehicle is required.

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 - South Okanagan/Similkameen (Penticton)

Volunteer Opportunities

Animal Centre - Dog 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.

Age requirement of 19+ only at this time.

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.

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!

BC SPCA - West Vancouver

In-Shelter Opportunities Are Open!
 
Applications are now open for our in-shelter volunteer positions for a limited time. We are looking for dedicated and dependable people to help care for our dogs, cats, and even small animals during their stays in shelter. If you are excited to become a fear-free expert in animal behavior, a valued member of our close-knit team, and a best friend to animals in need, then keep scrolling and please fill out an application below!
 
We are looking for volunteers:
-Ages 16 & up! (19+ to work with dogs required)
-Able to complete up to 10 hours of online training
-Able to commit at least 2 hours/week for a minimum of 6 months
-Able to use our online software to log hours and sign up for shifts
-Willing to work with animals that need specialized training and behavior-modification
-Able to attend our online shelter orientation on Sunday, February 5th
-With enthusiasm & great communication skills!
 
Once you have applied, our team will review your application and send you an email with links for you to start your training. There are multiple training requirements before becoming qualified to start volunteering hands-on with animals. The BC SPCA is proud to require all of our animal volunteers to complete Fear Free certification and excited to be able to offer this training for free in order to help the animals.
 
Our live, online orientation will be held on Sunday, February 5th at 11am. Attendance by all applicants is strongly encouraged to introduce you to the organization and our location's staff and policies.
 

 

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

 The West Vancouver BC SPCA shelter is seeking special foster homes for the animals that come into our care. 

The special care needs we frequently encounter include:

  • Animals that are undergoing diagnostics or treatment for possibly contagious diseases (such as ringworm or parvovirus).  
    • These animals require the wearing of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (gowns, gloves, masks, and shoe coverings) while caring for them.
    • *We provide all the PPE equipment, supplies, training, and cleaning materials for this care.
    • This sort of fostering may take two weeks or longer before PPE requirements are lifted.
  • Animals with behavioral issues;
    • This could present as fear, anxiety, stress, or frustration behaviors. Reactive, under-socialized dogs or cats are examples.
    • These animals are given specific, positive reinforcement, evidence-based behavior modification (BMOD) plans by our team of experts which must be followed to ensure the animal’s success.
  • Medical-needs animals; 
    • Those animals who may have recently undergone surgery, are receiving medication to manage non-contagious health issues, and/or may need other medical support. 
    • This could include cleaning, changing dressings, working with incontinent animals, taking the animal to and from veterinary appointments, or checkups at the shelter.
  • Pregnant animals, nursing animals with litters, or orphaned infant animals;
    • This could include monitoring temperatures, bottle-feeding every 2 hours, administering medication, weighing the animals, and regular trips to veterinary appointments or checkups at the shelter.
    • Pregnant and nursing animals may require fostering until the infants are 8 weeks old.

 

  • We would like to find foster homes with experience and/or training with these sorts of animals and circumstances.
  • We will provide additional training for volunteers who wish to support this endeavor.

 

What will you need? In all of the above circumstances, you will need to have a completely separate, secure space in your home. This space must include natural light, a cleanable nonporous floor, and other surfaces.  

    • A secure space is a separate room with a closable door.  
    • A baby/pet gate, partition, or exercise pen does not meet the requirements.
    • These foster animals must always be kept separate from any other pets in your home.
    • We ask foster applicants to commit to a minimum of 6 months in the program.  This does not mean you will have the same animal for 6 months, nor have foster animals continuously for 6 months.

 

We ask that our existing foster volunteers consider pursuing training and opening their homes to the care of these sorts of special needs animals in 2022. 

The Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley BC SPCA shelters’ foster recruitment focus in 2022 will be almost exclusively aimed at finding and training these sorts of foster volunteers. 

General Interests

Animal 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.