The Roanoke Valley SPCA is very fortunate to have many committed volunteers. Without the dedication of our volunteers, we would not be able to fulfill our mission "To create a community where there are no homeless cats or dogs."
Do to the unknown vaccination history of many shelter animals, volunteers must be 16 years of age to work at the shelter without a parent.
Due to unknown vaccination history of many shelter animals, volunteers must be 16 years of age to work at the shelter without a parent.
**We have a separate application for family volunteering with children under 16 years of age**
Steps to Becoming a Volunteer with for the RVSPCA
1.Complete and return your Volunteer Application
2.Pay a one-time, non-refundable $15 volunteer registration fee. This covers the cost of the volunteer t-shirt, materials and insurance. Volunteer t-shirts are awarded after completing your orientation and 4 hours of volunteer work. This fee helps to ensure that the vast majority of our funding is spent directly on animal care. Please understand that your volunteer fee is non-refundable and will be considered a contribution to the shelter should you decide to forgo volunteering.
3.Once your application and fee have been submitted, you will receive an invitation to register for New Volunteer Orientation.
4.Schedule and attend all additional training classes as required for specific activities.
5.Commit to a minimum of 4 hours a month for at least 6 months.