How do I become a volunteer?

How do I become a volunteer?

With the dedicated assistance of our volunteers, the Placer SPCA is able to maintain high quality care of the animals and continue its life-saving work through innovative programs and services to the community. If you love animals and would like to make a difference in their lives, we would love for you to join our team of dedicated volunteers.

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


The October Volunteer Orientations will be the last orientations until after we move into our new building.  We will be begin holding orientations again in February or March, 2018.

If you are interested in volunteering at our Thrift Store, please contact Sharron or Kim 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) 782-7722, ext. 104 or (530) 885-7384, ext. 104 or email volunteer@placerspca.org.