Rockingham Harrisonburg SPCA

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Laundry & Dishes Helper

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Shifts: Monday - Saturday, 2 hours each (during open hours)

Training Requirements: One in-person training shift

It may not feel like the most glamorous job, but our laundry and upkeep volunteers are some of the most important to help keep our animals well cared for and healthy. With around 100+ animals housed in the shelter at a time, laundry and dishes can quickly pile up. We average around 20-30 loads of laundry per week! Help shelter staff keep up by washing, drying, folding and sorting laundry; washing dishes and toys; and tidying and sweeping our food storage areas. 


Dog Care Team - AM Cleaning

Shifts: 7am-10am Daily

Training Required: Two in-person training/shadowing shifts

Be the first face to greet our dogs in the morning! Assist our Animal Care staff with morning dog kennel duties, including refreshing food & water, cleaning & power washing messes from the night before, and resetting kennels for the day with a clean blanket, toys and treats. Our goal is to have kennel areas reset and ready before we open to the public for the day. 

Cat Care Team - AM Cleaning

Shifts: 8-10am Daily

Training Required: Two in-person training/shadowing shifts

We want our cats to start the day with a clean, comfy environment. Assist our Animal Care staff with the morning care of our adoptable and stray cats, including spot cleaning kennels & cat condos, refreshing food & water bowls, and sweeping floors so they are free of litter, hair & debris. Our goal is to have kennel areas reset and ready before we open to the public each day. 

Photos and Bios Creator

Objective:  To help increase the adoptability of a pet with cute photographs and videos as well as a well written, accurate biography of that animal that entices people to come to the shelter to meet the animal.


The number one reason people list why they adopted their pet is that they saw a cute photo or video online and they came in to meet them.  Photographs and accurate biographies are the way to make the greatest impact on the outcome of our animals.

Foster program

Our foster carers provide much-needed temporary homes for animals who require extra love and support before becoming available for adoption.

Front Desk Assistant

Create a welcoming environment so visitors can focus on learning about the amazing programs we offer. Opportunities from greeting visitors and to helping behind-the-scenes in our main office are available and waiting for you!


Work performed within this group relates to a wide range of assignments in the provision of staff support to the internal operations and projects of the organization.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Rockingham Harrisonburg SPCA is to create a community free of pet homelessness and animal suffering through adoption and advocacy. Volunteers bring our mission to life by helping with every bit of what we do around the shelter.