Evening Shelter Shifts
The Clarenville SPCA have staff members who work seven days per week from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Each evening shift, however, is covered by volunteers. The evening volunteers are essential to ensuring that all animals are properly cared for. They also eliminate the expense of extra evening employees.
Evening volunteers are responsible for bringing dogs to their outdoor runs, giving them fresh water, replacing bedding if needed, tiding any indoor mess, feeding and watering the cats, scooping litter boxes, and cleaning any mess in the cat rooms. Volunteers also are responsible for giving medications such as eye cream or liquid medicine if they are needed. 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 one to two hours, depending on the number of animals at the shelter at a given time. Evening volunteers can choose what time they would like to complete their duties but are asked to please keep in mind that the dogs shouldn’t be let back inside until after 9:00 pm or later (weather permitting).
Evening volunteers have the option to do weekly, bi-weekly, or casual volunteer shifts. The casual volunteers don’t have a regular shift each week but are available to cover shifts if the regular volunteers cannot make their shifts. All our volunteers must complete an orientation session and volunteer training. If you are interested in signing up and completing training, please apply 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
Have you ever considered volunteering at the SPCA but find working directly with the animals a little challenging? Volunteering at our Thrift Store might be the perfect opportunity for you help our furry friends who need our protection and care.
How can you help? You could volunteer one day a month in our store, the store hours are 11:00am – 4:00pm and this would include restocking merchandise, serving customers and helping with the public with their donations. We also frequently have evening or Sunday “sorting sessions” where a group would volunteer a couple of hours organizing donations and restocking shelves.
If you are interested, we would certainly love to hear from you! We’ve made it easy - just click the “APPLY NOW” button below. We will be in touch and gladly answer any questions that you might have!