The Grande Prairie & District SPCA is currently seeking Volunteers to help fill some of the support positions at the shelter. As a not-for-profit organization we find ourselves looking to Volunteers as an IMPORTANT part of the successful operation of our facility and programs.
If you want to make a difference in the lives of the animals in our care, we NEED and WANT your help. Whether you are comfortable around animals or not, we have a job for you. May you volunteer weekly or only once or twice a year, we appreciate whatever spare time you are able to commit!
Volunteering is great for people of all ages. It is an excellent opportunity to get work experience, socialize and meet new people while helping a worth while organization. May you be a college student, stay at home mom, semi-retired or retired person who wants to get out and about for a few hours a week, we need your expertise and your help.
INTERESTED IN WORKING WITH ANIMALS?
The easiest way to start volunteering is to help us in our Animal Enrichment Programs. We always need volunteers to help us ensure our canines and felines are getting the attention, excercise and love they need as guests at our shelter.
Whether you prefer to walk dogs or cuddle with our cats we need your help. To volunteer with us please fill out our online volunteer application and register for one of our next Volunteer Orientations where you will learn more about Grande Prairie & District SPCA and where the best fit is for you to volunteer.
Volunteer Application - Adult & Youth 15 and older
For adults and youth (aged 15 & older) please follow this link to complete your Volunteer Application Form
Family Group Volunteer Application - Parents with children 14 and under
Volunteerism is an important learning experience for youth and we believe there is a place for families with children under 14 to volunteer with Grande Prairie & District SPCA. But because we have limited resources we do require a parent or guardian to volunteer alongside their youth to provide guidance and supervision.
To apply as a Family Group to volunteer with us please follow this link to complete your Volunteer Application Form
Upcoming Volunteer Orientation dates:
Thursday, January 16th at 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm - This orientation is for adults and youth 15 and older
Thursday, January 23rd at 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm - This orientation is for adults and youth 15 and older
Saturday January 25th at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm - This orientation is for Parents / Guardians with children 14 and younger
Please email our Volunteer Coordinator at
to register for one of our upcoming Orientations or Animal Enrichment Workshops.
Are you interested in walking our fabulous canines or cuddling with cats?
For volunteers interested in walking our dogs there is a mandatory requirement to take our Dog Handling Workshop. These workshops are designed orientate all our volunteers around dog handling and walking procedures at the SPCA.
Dog Handling Workshops are limited to 8 volunteers so please register in advance to save your spot. We will try and accommodate more workshops based on demand.
The next series of Dog Handling Workshops are:
Monday, January 20th – 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Saturday, January 25th 4:00pm to 5:00pm
For volunteers interested in cuddling and socializing our wonderful cats we are offering a Cat Handling Workshop. These workshops are designed to orientate all our volunteers around safe and proper cat handling procedures at the SPCA.
Cat Handling Workshops are limited to 8 volunteers so please register in advance to save your spot. We will try and accommodate more workshops based on demand.
The next series of Cat Handling Workshops are:
Monday, January 13th – 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Saturday, January 25th 5:00pm to 6:00pm
OTHER WAYS TO HELP THE SPCA ANIMALS
Working with the Grande Prairie & District SPCA animals is rewarding, but we are in desperate need for volunteers to help in other ways. By volunteering for one of the following programs you can help us take care of our SPCA animals:
- Foster Program
- Summer Camp Program
- Shelter Workers
- Committee & Fundraising Members
- Special Events (includes events such as our Academy Awards Charity Gala, Howling Halloween Party, Golf Tournaments, etc. Please see list below for specifics)
- Calendar & Christmas Ornament Sales
- Administrative Office Support
QUESTIONS ABOUT VOLUNTEERING?
Grande Prairie & District SPCA
Ph: (780) 538-4030 Ext. 109