1. Complete the Volunteer Application
To volunteer individually, you must be 16 years of age or older. Click here to fill out the Individual Volunteer Application. You can submit your application in-person at the Roanoke Valley SPCA during our business hours (Mon-Sat 12pm-7pm) or via email at email@example.com.
Volunteers between the ages of 10 and 15 must volunteer with an approved adult over 18 years old. If you are volunteering with someone who is 15 years old or younger, please complete the Family/Team Volunteer application. Click here to fill out the Family Volunteer Application. You can submit your application in-person at the Roanoke Valley SPCA during our business hours (Mon-Sat 12pm-7pm) or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have a separate form for Volunteer groups from local organizations, businesses, etc. The Roanoke Valley SPCA welcomes groups who want to donate their time to help animals! If your group is interested in volunteering as a group, please contact our Community Engagement Coordinator at email@example.com or 540-339-9503.
*Please note that the Roanoke Valley SPCA cannot assist with lawyer recommended or court-mandated community service hours.*
2. Pay a One-Time Volunteer Fee
For individuals, the volunteer fee is $15. For families/teams, the volunteer fee is $30. 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 even if you decide you are not interested in volunteering.
The fee covers the cost of your volunteer t-shirt(s), materials, and insurance. Volunteer t-shirts are awarded after completion of orientation and 4 hours of volunteer work!
3. Complete Volunteer Orientation
4. Get Started!
Depending on what volunteer activities you are interested in, additional training might be required. Schedule and attend all additional training classes as required for specific activities.
To remain active as a volunteer, we ask that you commit to 4 hours of volunteer work every month. Volunteer profiles are deactivated after 6 months of inactivity.
Please remember that all volunteers must bring a kind, open-minded, and non-judgmental attitude towards members of our community who are in need. We do not tolerate rudeness or discrimination when volunteers are representing the Roanoke Valley SPCA.
For more information on our volunteer program, contact our Community Engagement Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-339-9503.