Volunteer at Placer SPCA

Volunteering at the Placer SPCA

Our volunteers are the lifeline of our work. If you love animals and want to make a difference in their lives, please join our amazing team of dedicated volunteers! Whether you help hands-on with the animals, assist in special projects, or contribute to the success of our fundraising events, YOU help make an impact.

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

In order to become a volunteer at the Placer SPCA, you must attend a Volunteer Orientation class. If at the end of the orientation you decide that Placer SPCA is the right fit for you, we will ask you to complete a volunteer application. A $25 fee ($35 for Jr. Teams – see below) will be collected at this time. This fee covers the cost of a t-shirt, name badge and all training materials needed for your volunteer service.

Download the Volunteer Handbook

Become a Jr. Team

If you are between 13-17 years of age, you may enter our Volunteer Program as a Jr. Team with a parent or legal guardian. As a Junior Team, you may participate in most volunteer opportunities, including training, dog walking, and cat or critter socialization.

Jr. Teams require the complete participation of your parent or legal guardian and must be present at all times, including Volunteer Orientation, all training sessions, and during any volunteer service.


***Please note: We are experiencing a high volume of new volunteers attending our dog classes post-volunteer orientation.***

We highly welcome new volunteers interested in working with dogs to still register for orientation and assist with other non-animal related tasks until dog classes open up. The current wait time for animal training classes can be anywhere from 2-3 months. We appreciate your cooperation and look forward to you joining our wonderful team of dedicated volunteers!

CLICK HERE to register for Volunteer Orientation on May 2nd.

CLICK HERE to register for Volunteer Orientation on May 4th.

Please check our website often for the next available orientation. If you would like to volunteer at our Thrift Store, please contact the store directly at (916) 782-2434.

Thank you so much for your patience and support!