Volunteer at Placer SPCA

Volunteering at the Placer SPCA

With up to 4,000 animals to care for across three facilities, and a limited staff, volunteers are the lifeline of our work. Volunteer jobs vary widely, depending on availability and interest. Both ongoing and one-time projects are available – and help is always needed.

We are proud to consistently have a dedicated group of more than 1,200 volunteers each year, who together, donate nearly 90,000 hours to animals in need. We are especially proud that they seem to value us as much as we value them. For many years running, we have been voted “Best Place to Volunteer” by STYLE Magazine’s Readers Choice Awards.

If you love animals and would like to make a difference in their lives, please join our amazing team.

In order to become a volunteer at the Placer SPCA, you must attend a Volunteer Orientation class. The class includes a presentation about the history of the Placer SPCA, our Mission and Vision, animal success stories, and the many ways caring volunteers can make a difference in the lives of homeless animals. The class will conclude with a tour of the Roseville facility.

If you decide that the Placer SPCA is the right volunteer fit for you, you will be invited to complete a volunteer application. A $25 materials fee ($35 for junior teams) will be collected at this time, which will cover the cost of a t-shirt, name badge and all training materials needed for your volunteer service.

Please complete a volunteer application and bring it with you to orientation.

Download the Volunteer Handbook


We are now happy to offer volunteer opportunities at our new Adoption & Education Center!

Please click on the following link to register for the orientations.

Register for our January 3rd Volunteer Orientation

Register for our January 5th Volunteer Orientation

If you are interested in volunteering at our Thrift Store, please contact us at 916-782-2434.

Thank you for your continued support. We appreciate all that you do for us!


For questions or to request more information, please contact our Volunteer Program Manager at (916) 872-6174 or email volunteer@placerspca.org.