Evening Shelter Shifts
The Clarenville SPCA have staff members who work seven days per week, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, however each evening shift is covered by volunteers. The evening volunteers are essential to ensure all animals are properly cared for while eliminating the expense of extra evening employees.
Evening volunteers are responsible for bringing dogs to their outdoor runs, giving them fresh food and water, checking on cats, administering medication (for example, eye cream or pills), and cleaning up any mess that may have been made since the staff left. After these duties are completed, volunteers are free to spend one on one time with the animals. There is also the option to walk dogs, groom the animals, or help with extra shelter cleaning.
Shifts usually take from one to two hours, depending on the number of animals at the shelter at a given time. Evening volunteers will access to a key to the shelter and the start time of the shift is totally up to the volunteer, keeping in mind that dogs shouldn't be brought back inside for the night until preferably 9:00 pm or later.
Some evening volunteers do one shift per week, and some do a bi-weekly shift (for example, every second Tuesday). Others are on an alternate volunteer list in case one of the regular volunteers is unable to do a shift. If you are interested in doing an evening volunteer orientation and training, or if you have any questions, please complete the form below.
Daytime Shelter Volunteer
If you would like to volunteer at the shelter on a more casual basis, you may be interested in helping the staff during the day. Daytime volunteers help the staff with cleaning duties, dog walking, animal grooming, and giving the animals much needed one on one time. If you are interested in helping out this way, complete the form below, or drop in to the shelter during viewing hours.
In order to keep the shelter running, the SPCA board members and volunteers put off many fundraisers throughout the year. New volunteers are always welcome, and there are many different ways to help.
The two major fundraisers are the spring and fall sales. With thousands of dollars of used goods to sell it takes dozens of volunteers a full day to set up and then coordinate the sale the day it happens. Volunteers are needed to prepare and serve lunch, work on the door, and work as cashiers. A bake sale is also included and more bakers are always welcome!
Another major fundraiser is the Christmas ticket sale (for a $1000 cash prize), in which books of tickets are sent out to volunteers that are interested in the early fall to be brought back to the shelter a week before Christmas.
Also, the annual “Walk for the Animals” takes place every spring. Sponsor sheets are available on the SPCA website several weeks in advance, culminating in a day of fun for humans and canines alike!
This is just the tip of the iceberg and there are many other fundraisers throughout the year. To get involved complete the form below. By joining the list of event volunteers, you will be notified about upcoming events and when extra help is needed.
Thrift Store Volunteers
We are now operating a Thrift Store and require people to volunteer a few hours in the afternoon, to work setting up displays, selling merchandise, etc. If you have a free afternoon once or twice a month and would like to help us out... You can apply several different ways; fill out our online form, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 709-466-3489.