Volunteers are a critical component in the work of the Georgia SPCA to find Forever Homes for the cats and dogs at the kennel. Our 125+ volunteers help with everything from walking dogs, cleaning cages and food bowls to planning fundraising and special events! Join our family of volunteers and staff and leave your own special "paw print" on the hearts of our animals.
Love animals but unable to bring another one into your home permanently? Consider becomming a foster parent to make a real difference in the lives of our animals. There is more information about fostering here.
Our volunteer roles, policies and some shifts have recently changed. We are no longer able to provide volunteer opportunities at the kennel for anyone under the age of 18. Please see below for suggestions and ideas for how those under 18 can contribute to the well being of shelter animals; in most cases kennel staff are happy to help these volunteers with tours, interviews, etc., depending upon schedules and work loads.
Requirements for volunteering:
- 18 years or older
- Volunteer for 6 hours or more monthly for at least 6 months
- Wear the GA SPCA Volunteer t-shirt while volunteering at the kennel
- $20 volunteer orientation fee covers t-shirt, handbook and training
- Be able to receive emails as main communication method with Volunteer Coordinator; all volunteers are invited to join a closed Facebook group
- Strongly encouraged to commit to a regular shift (weekly or bi-weekly) for first two months of volunteering
We are also recruiting volunteers with a specific skill - be it graphic art, photography, videography, marketing, business, etc. If you have a skill or talent you would like to lend to the Georgia SPCA, please email Laura Wade, Volunteer Coordinator, with a description of your expertise and your general availability.
Want to volunteer but you are under 18? Many young people make a real impact on our animals even though they can't volunteer at the kennel itself by organizing donation drives, fundraising, or putting together community education projects on the importance of spay/neuter or other humane topics. We are happy to work with any young person or group that wants to undertake such a project. Please contact us with your ideas - here are some websites that might help:
- Humane Society of the US Resources for Students
- Paws - Ways to Help - Kids
- ASPCA - How Your Kids Can Help Shelter Pets
- Also check out projects on Pinterest.
For a description of volunteer activities at the GASPCA, please click here.
NOTE: If you need mandated and/or verified community service hours for school or court DO NOT FILL OUT A VOLUNTEER APPLICATION. Community service workers have a seperate orientation and sign up process. Community service orientations are temporarily cancelled until the week of February 8, 2016.
Click here for more information about our Community Service opportunities.
Questions? Contact Laura Wade, Volunteer Coordinator at Laura.firstname.lastname@example.org.