Volunteer With Us

Volunteer Program

Volunteerism is a key part of the East Bay SPCA and our commitment to the welfare of animals and their human companions. We could not exist without the time, effort and expertise that each volunteer commits to giving. We recognize the valuable roles volunteers play and we are committed to providing thorough, hands-on training and ongoing support to every volunteer.

We ask that each volunteer agrees to contribute at least 8 hours each month and is able to commit to a minimum of 6 months with us. Our available openings for weekend opportunities are currently limited. If you know in advance that it will be difficult to fulfill this commitment, please consider helping us in other ways and/or becoming a foster parent.

How to Get Started

  • Fill out a Volunteer Interest Form. We will review your form and if your interests and availability match our current needs, you will be invited to attend an orientation. This may take several weeks.
  • After completing the initial training and orientation, if you have determined that this is the right place for you to volunteer, you will be able to begin your training.  

Who Can Volunteer?

Information for volunteering with children and young adults

Thank you!

We look forward to having you join our fantastic team. In addition to a little cat or dog hair on your clothes, you will go home with the knowledge that your efforts truly made a difference in the lives of homeless animals in your community. If you have any further questions, please contact the Volunteer Department at volunteer@eastbayspca.org.

Maddies Fund  

East Bay SPCA is a member of Maddie’s® Treatable Assistance Program