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 directly. 

Available Positions

(as of 9/21/21)

In-Shelter Animal Care Assistance

Weekday Kennel SupportMonday-Friday, 8am-10am, 10am-12pm ,12pm-2pm, 2pm-4pm  Assist our Kennel staff with providing a clean, safe environment for our dogs in our care.  Swap out blankets, toys, water bowls, etc… 

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/SocializationMonday-Friday 10-12, 12-2 or 2-4 ;  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. 

Small Animal Care – Friday- Sunday 8am-10am Assist our animal care staff by providing a clean, safe environment for our adoptable small animals (rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, etc..) This includes providing fresh hay, water, toys, etc…

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, etc…

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