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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 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.

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

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 - 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

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 - Nelson

Nelson - 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.

Nelson - Animal Centre - Maintenance Volunteer

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

Nelson - Community Initiatives Food Bank - Driver & Delivery Volunteer

Join our team of like-minded individuals as a Driver and Delivery Volunteer, with our BC SPCA Food Bank program! 

Work in partnership with staff and volunteers by driving to drop donations off at our branches and deliver food to people in need, offering curb-side delivery as needed.

Your support will ensure our Food Banks operate efficiently and provide to community pet owners in need of assistance in caring for their pets.

 

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 - Parksville

 

Volunteer Opportunities - Parksville

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 - Provincial Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities - Provincial Programs

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 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 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) - 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.

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 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

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! !

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 - West 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.

 

Animal Centre (onsite) Applications are closed.

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 - West Vancouver Facebook Page

General Interests

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 - Wild ARC - Metchosin

Wild ARC Logo

 

Wild ARC is a Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre operated by the BC Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and is located in Metchosin, about 40 minutes outside of Victoria.

Our mission is to provide humane care to injured, orphaned, sick and distressed wildlife based on established rehabilitation standards and the animal's natural history. 

 Wild ARC is the only wildlife rehabilitation centre on southern Vancouver Island and treats over 3,000 wild animals annually from over 140 different species.

 

 Wild ARC also aims to educate the public about wildlife, animal welfare, and co-existing with nature, as over 80% of the wild animals treated at Wild ARC are impacted by human activity. Our efforts are not funded by any government agency.

We really appreciate your interest and support in caring for our local wild animals in distress!

 

Please fill in an application to join our volunteer team and you too can help save the lives of wild animals!

Volunteer Opportunities - Wild ARC Victoria

Wild ARC - Maintenance

Are you handy with tools and fixing things? Wild ARC treats 140 different species annually and each one needs specialized enclosures. Join our maintenance team to help us keep up with repairs throughout the year.

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 - 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.