Youth Volunteer Opportunities
NEW!! Interested in volunteer opportunities geared toward family togetherness? Family Orientation will be held on Saturday, April 20th at 9:30 am.
We encourage youth between the ages of 10-19 to volunteer their time with ther RVSPCA. The youth are our future and we offer them opportunities to grow and learn through working with and for the animals.
With these opportunities, we are working to create passionate supporters and compassionate adults through humane volunteer service. If you are interested in volunteering your time with the Roanoke Valley SPCA, please complete a Youth Volunteer Application. Teens under the age of 16 must volunteer with a parent or legal guardian. All members of the family volunteer team must complete applications and attend one of the information sessions prior to volunteering. A commitment of 4-hours a month for a 6 month period is required.
Service Learning/Leadership Hours
If you are a student who would like to do your Service Learning or Leadership hours with the Roanoke Valley SPCA, please fill out the Youth Volunteer Application or contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 540.339.9506 or email@example.com for more information.
Volunteer Opportunities for 16-19 Year Olds
The RVSPCA offers volunteer opportunities for youth to earn the learning service hours for school or for college applications.
- Kennel Assistant - Help kennel staff from 9-11 am with the daily cleaning of kennels and cages
- Adoption Assistant - Be a part of the adoption process by helping our adoption counselors.
- Shelter Aide - Assist kennel staff with animal care and cleaning during the afternoon.
- Cat Cuddler - Our cats and kittens need some loving. You can come in to give our feline friends some much needed time out of their cages for brushing, playing and socializing.
Can't come into the shelter, but want to help the animals?
There are many things you can do to help the animals. Click here for a few ideas.
One of the youth volunteer activities is to stuff empty tissue and paper towel rolls with a mixture of wet and dry food. The rolls are then frozen and given to the dogs for a treat. It helps keep them occupied for quite awhile while the food thaws!