Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering here with us at the Rhode Island SPCA!    The first step to becoming a volunteer is to fill out a Volunteer Inquiry Form and to register to attend a Volunteer Orientation.  You can do both here.

In order to ensure the safety of our volunteers as well as our animals, you must be 18 years or older and must be able to work independently without supervision. If you are looking to complete school service hours or projects or court ordered community service, please email Megan at myaffe@rispca.com directly. 

Available Positions

(as of 10/26/21)

In-Shelter Animal Care Assistance

Kennel Concierge- Daily, 10am-12pm, 12pm-2pm, 2pm-4pm Help direct the public and assist them with questions they may have about our adoptable dogs.  Assist with maintaining up to date adoption materials.

Dog Walkers/Training Support- Monday-Friday, 8am-10am, 10am-12pm, 12pm-2pm, 2pm-4pm  Provide positive experiences with our dogs while they await adoption.  Take them for walks, visit our play yard, take photos and help us to promote them for adoption!

Weekday Cat Care Support/SocializationDaily 10am-12pm, 12pm-2pm or 2pm-4pm;  Volunteer in our Cat Room and help by spending time with our adoptable cats. This may include some light housekeeping and speaking with potential adopters about cats available for adoption.  *One hour shifts are also available.

Small Animal Socialization- Daily 10-12, 12-2, 2-4  Spend time socializing our small animals, such as rabbits, guinea pigs, etc…while speaking with potential adopters.

Program Support

Lawn care/Gardeningmake your own volunteer schedule!  Have a green thumb?  Spend some time outdoors in the sun helping us maintain our gardens by weeding, watering, raking, etc…

Administrative Support- varies weekly Assist with processing Adoption paperwork, and other miscellaneous administrative tasks as needed.