Volunteer Application

We are delighted you’d like to volunteer with us! Please fill out the form below to tell us about yourself, your interests, and your availability.

About You

18 years and over16 - 1710 - 15


Volunteering Preferences & Interests


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Animal Care and/or Shelter Care.

Animal Care is where the majority of our need is, and is a prerequisite for other animal handling roles such as Feline or Canine Companionship & Enrichment. These shifts are available from 8-10am or 3-5pm, seven days a week. Weekend availability is limited and we especially need help on weekday mornings.

Shelter care has flexible times and availability seven days a week between the hours of 10am and 3pm.








Limited space; must commit to volunteering at least two times per month


Other Volunteering Roles & Opportunities

These shifts are specialized ways to assist our organization and often have more flexible time requirements.

Additional Information

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The East Bay SPCA is opposed to the euthanasia of healthy, adoptable animals. While “no kill” is a popular phrase in today’s animal welfare environment, we do not find its use responsible. We discourage the use of the phrase “no kill” as it is often misunderstood and hides the problems of safety, overpopulation and responsible ownership that our communities face. Instead, we want to be very clear to our supporters and the public how we make the difficult choice of euthanasia when it is absolutely required. The East Bay SPCA will euthanize an animal whose poor health cannot be solved/maintained humanely by our highly skilled medical staff or consulting specialists, or an animal whose condition puts other shelter animals or workers at risk. We also will choose euthanasia when an animal has negative behaviors that are beyond our ability to correct, such as unmanageable aggression toward other dogs or people. This is especially true if the animal presents a safety hazard to potential adopters or the community. In fact, keeping such animals while thousands of healthy, adoptable animals are euthanized because there is no place to keep them could be considered an unconscionable decision. To see our animal statistics tables, please visit our website.