Volunteer

Overview

Volunteer Program

Be a part of our award-winning volunteer program! 

Why was the Sacramento SPCA voted “Best Place to Volunteer” by readers of Sacramento Magazine? Because we take your commitment seriously.

We provide training that prepares you to improve the lives of homeless animals, as well as administer the programs that help us provide the care and placement they deserve. At the Sacramento SPCA our volunteers are the heart of what we do.

General information

Join Now!

Our program begins with a new volunteer orientation — an informative introduction held once a month to introduce you to the Sacramento SPCA and the opportunities we have available.

Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age. We do offer youth group activities and community service projects that can be done from home. Please note that these student community service opportunities do not include working directly with the animals due to the extensive training required. We do welcome you to continue once your project is completed and become a regular volunteer.

Click here to view upcoming volunteer orientation dates and register to attend.

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Foster Care: Help Us Help Them

Foster Care: Help Us Help Them

Foster care volunteers provide temporary care for kittens, puppies, dogs and cats. Some animals may only need a home for several days, while others may need several months of care. By offering your time, energy, and home to an animal in need, you prepare an animal for adoption into a permanent home as well as prevent overcrowding in our shelter.

The Sacramento SPCA is always looking for foster families. Learn more by watching the short video and reviewing information found below.

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Projects for Students & Scouts

Students and scout troops needing community service hours for school or badge projects are encouraged to help the Sacramento SPCA by completing one of our community service projects.  Your hard work will make a difference in the lives of the animals in our care!