Interested in making a difference in your community? One of the best places to volunteer may be right near you: an animal shelter or animal protection organization.

Getting started as a Georgia SPCA Volunteer

The Georgia SPCA cannot exist without the support of interested and active volunteers.  Whether you walk dogs, stuff envelopes for an educational mailing, foster an animal in need, organize a fundraising event for your school or civic organization, or help at offsite adoption centers and events, you can make a difference in the lives of animals.  We support a wide range of volunteer activities that will match your interests and abilities.


Here are just a few of the benefits of volunteering:

1. Be part of the solution. You'll join a network of hundreds of thousands of people working to make the world safe and more humane for all living creatures. You'll make the jobs of everyone working for animals a little easier by lending a hand and spreading the message of responsible pet ownership and animal protection.

2. Get warm fuzzies. You'll never find a more grateful and accepting comrade than an animal you've comforted.

3. Make New Friends.  Whether your best friends are humans or animals, you'll find a warm and welcoming group of people at the Georgia SPCA.  

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 If you would be willing to volunteer a couple of hours a month  please click on the application link on the left to fill out an application.  You can make a difference!

We encourage children 16 and older to volunteer. Children 14-16 can volunteer if accompanied by an active adult volunteer. Some volunteer activities are limited to those 18 and older, such as dog walking. Many young people who want to help have organized drives to raise funds or wish list items at school and in their communities, which is extremely helpful.

COURT ORDERED COMMUNITY SERVICE VOLUNTEERING: The Georgia SPCA welcomes volunteers who need to complete court ordered community service hours. These volunteers assist kennel staff with daily duties at the shelter, such as cleaning enclosures, washing dishes, folding laundry, and other duties as assigned, seven days a week.To complete Court Ordered Community Service you do not need to complete Volunteer Orientation. Please come to the front office of the shelter during business hours: M-F 11-7; Sat. 11-5; Sun. 1-5 and let the front desk know you want to participate in this program. Individuals 16 years and up are eligible to participate, must provide ID and documentation verifying the type of offense. We allow a variety of offenses including DUIs, traffic violations, loitering, and various misdemeanors, at the discretion of the Georgia SPCA. Violent offenses (assault, battery etc.) or animal charges are not eligible to perform community service with the Georgia SPCA.

EXISTING ACTIVE VOLUNTEERS - click here to enter the VicNet Volunteer Portal where you can update your information, sign up for volunteer events, log volunteer hours and view your schedule.


If you are an active GASPCA volunteer and can help with any of our immediate needs below, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at Laura.GASPCA@gmail.com.

  • Temporary Need for Volunteers w/o Pets!
    Our cat and dog isolation units are unusually crowded due to a recent case of Ringworm. For the next few weeks our trained iso-staff person needs a volunteer to help clean the iso rooms, but we want to be careful they don't take home any diseases to their pets at home. This is an ideal job for those of you who volunteer and don't have an animal at home
  • Join us at the Suwanee Beerfest - Saturday March 14 at Suwanee Town Center.  We'll have a booth to distribute shelter literature, accept donations, and sell merchandise to raise funds for our rescues.  No furry friends are allowed at this event, but we'll be talking about the importance of adopting, spaying/neutering and promoting our low-cost vaccination clinics as well as doing fundraising.  To purchase tickets for the event, please visit their website.

    Volunteers are needed to help out at our booth.  Active volunteers can sign up through the VicNet portal.  There's no entry charge for volunteers, but we can't drink while we're working - sorry.  For more info, contact Cindy.

    The event organizers would love to have some volunteers to help with breakdown and cleanup after the event ends at 5:00.  If you'd like to help with this, please contact Angela at angela@thedesignpub.com or call678-482-2270.

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