Volunteering for the RVSPCA
The Roanoke Valley SPCA relies on volunteers to help fulfill our mission to "improve the quality of life for animals and the people they touch in the Roanoke Valley."
Volunteering for the RVSPCA is a rewarding way to give of your time! The only way to understand the feeling of satisfaction one gets from helping the homeless animals is to experience it first hand. The RVSPCA offers a comprehensive volunteer program providing many different opportunities to choose from based on individual interests, talents, and availability. We will make every effort to provide a productive, educational and rewarding experience for you while you support our work on behalf of all of our animals.
The RVSPCA is grateful for your interest and very appreciative of your desire to donate your time to our cause. Steps to becoming a volunteer:
- Complete a Volunteer Application. For your convenience, you can complete and submit your application online.
- If you would like to volunteer as a family, complete the Family Volunteer Application.
- Attend a one time Orientation/Informational session
- Purchase a volunteer tee shirt ($10)
- Attend additional training sessions for as required for specific opportunities
Informational sessions are held the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6 pm and the 4th Saturday of each month of at 9:30 am. Family Orientation is held the 3rd Saturday of each month at 9:30 am. The time and place for upcoming sessions can be found in the box located at the right. Preregistration is required.
The RVSPCA encourages youth under the age of 16 to volunteer. If you are under 16, you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, who must attend the orientation/informational session and volunteer with you. Volunteering of your time can be a family experience. We have many families that volunteer together, and this is a wonderful way to foster community involvement while having fun! Information for youth volunteers can be found here.
Click here to see just a few of the opportunities currently available through the RVSPCA. You can participate in one or all of them, but we do ask for a regular time commitment of 4 hours a month for a 6 month period. Some positions require longer time commitment and additional training. For more information, or to register for an informational session, contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Ruth Pierce, at 540.339.9506 or via email at email@example.com
The next Information Session has been scheduled for Thursday, June 20th at 6 p.m. The Saturday session will be held on June 22nd at 9:30 a.m.
NEW!! Interested in volunteer opportunities geared toward family togetherness? Complete the Family Volunteer Application and plan to attend the next orientation session. Family Orientation will be held on Saturday, June 15th at 9:30 am.
Pre-registration is required and is limited to the first 20 participants.
Pre-register at firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to indicate which session you will be attending.
Dora shows her appreciation for the time she spends with volunteers!
Many pets, waiting for adoption, need your help to find a home. There are many ways where you can help the animals. By spending time with a pet at the RVSPCA you can help us to learn more about the pet and the type of home that would be most suitable. Time spent with an animal is beneficial in relieving the stress of living in a shelter environment.