If you want to help animals in our community, you may want to volunteer at the SVACA Animal Care Center. We always need dedicated individuals who love animals and want to make a difference. You can do just that by helping us. One goal is to place all of our adoptable and treatable animals into permanent and loving homes. You can also help us see to it that all of our animals receive the highest quality of care possible.
Volunteers are asked to take their commitment seriously. If you are 18 years of age or older, you may socialize and exercise the animals at our center. If you are 13-17 years old, you may socialize and exercise animals as long as you partner with a parent or legal guardian at all times. Young people under the age of 13 cannot work directly with animals but other volunteer opportunities may exist through the Friends of SVACA
- Represent SVACA in a professional and positive manner, while being respectful and courteous to the public and staff;
- Commit to at least two hours a week for 6 months and keep to a schedule;
- Wear an apron and a nametag when you are volunteering;
- Follow our safety and security rules;
- Agree in concept with the mission statement of SVACA.
All volunteers must first attend an orientation at our Animal Care Center. Please note that if you are 13-17 years of age, a parent or guardian that will be volunteering with you must also attend the orientation.
Our winter orientation registration links will be posted here in late December.
Ambassadors: Greet the public as they enter the center. Answer basic questions and direct the public to the correct department or area.
Cat Volunteer: Exercise, groom, and socialize adoptable cats.
Customer Care Assistant: Assists customer care staff with all activities at the front counter.
Dog Volunteer: Train, exercise and groom adoptable dogs.
Education Docent: Give group presentations on animal care and welfare to students, clubs, etc.; give group tours.
Foster Parent: Provide food, care, and socialization for young, sick or injured animals in your home.
Small Animal Volunteer: Care for and keep our rabbits and other small animals happy and healthy.
Special Events: Help us organize, staff, set up, and clean up tables/displays at community events.