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Join Us In Celebrating Our Volunteers!

This year’s theme is “The Value of One, The Power of Many, reflecting on the inspiring acts of kindness seen nation-wide. This past year, we have seen volunteers going above and beyond by extending compassionate support for our staff, fellow volunteers, and our communities. We want to acknowledge the power of people, organizations, and sectors working together to care for and support one another.

  • The value of one volunteer fostering a vulnerable animal
  • The power of many volunteers increasing adoptability
  • The value of one volunteer giving a presentation
  • The power of many presentations changing kid’s minds
  • The value of one volunteer in a community cat program
  • The power of many volunteers decreasing cat overpopulation
  • The value of one volunteer assisting at a shelter
  • The power of many volunteers improving animal welfare 

We are so proud of the impact our volunteers made in 2020:

BC SPCA Volunteer NVAW Stats 2021

Our volunteer philosophy and promise

Through shared leadership, our volunteers are an extension of our organization, promoting a collaborative model of humane communities. Our volunteers are ambassadors, helping us build positive momentum for social change. Through volunteerism, we create mutually respectful relationships and together we make a difference.

Make a difference in the lives of animals

Join our team of more than 5,000 dedicated volunteers. We offer a wide range of volunteer opportunities to engage and inspire you. Not only will you be a positive influence in your community, you’ll also have the opportunity to learn new skills and develop lasting connections.

Our volunteers work in various programs, assisting with animal wellness and care, wild animal care and rehabilitation, large animal care and they work in our offices doing fundraising, advocacy, education, administrative support, special events, volunteer coordination, fostering and so much more.

Volunteer Program Information

NOTICE – COVID 19-BC SPCA Volunteer Recruitment Update

At this time, we will be limiting our use of volunteers to essential-services only. Recruitment of new volunteers will be on hold until further notice, with the exception of foster volunteers.  Should you wish to apply for fostering, please scroll down for more information.

The BC SPCA is closely monitoring the COVID 19 situation and trying to adapt as quickly and thoughtfully as possible as the landscape continues to change. Please check back often for regular updates, we look forward to connecting with you soon!

How to join our foster care team

We are currently recruiting foster volunteers to provide a temporary home to an animal in need. Whether an animal is injured, abandoned, or underage our foster care program saves lives and our volunteers provide a safe haven for these animals.

Learn more about our program, download fostering for the BC SPCA (PDF) and watch the video below.

Before proceeding to our application please ensure you meet the below criteria:

  • Review our Foster Care Job Description and ensure your skills and qualifications align to this volunteer opportunity
  • Be 19 years or older
  • Commit to the position for a minimum of six months
  • Have a separate, designated area in your home for your foster pet

Please note: We are currently not recruiting foster volunteers at the below locations, their foster volunteer teams are at capacity. Lower Mainland & Fraser Valley locations are currently only able to accept experienced fosters at this time.

  • Kamloops
  • Kelowna
  • Tri-Cities
  • Victoria

Ready to join our team? Apply to become a Foster Care Volunteer.