Become a Volunteer

Volunteers are a vital part of the SPCA of Northern Nevada.

Volunteering for an animal welfare organization requires patience, dedication, self-motivation, and an unyielding passion for animals and our life-saving mission. Join us in helping save and improve the lives of pets in our community!

The first step is to create a Volunteer Profile. Click the button below to get started!

Register to Volunteer

Volunteer at the Thrift Store

We NEED volunteers right NOW at our SPCA-NN Thrift Store! Looking for a fun way to help pets in your community? Come volunteer at the SPCA of Northern Nevada Thrift Store! It’s a fun, easy, and convenient way to get involved and help homeless pets. PLUS, you earn $1 back in shopper rewards for every hour you volunteer at the SPCA-NN Thift Store.
Click the button below to find out how you can volunteer at the SPCA-NN Thrift Store TODAY!
Thrift Store Volunteering

Volunteer at the Adoption Center

Our animals need you! We’re looking for humans who aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty to help care for our pets. Get started with animal care chores and learn the ropes of our facility. Then level up to interact and work directly with our animals!

If you have already created your Volunteer Profile, click the button below to sign up for Volunteer Training! 

Sign Up for Training

Court-Ordered Community Service is a completely separate volunteer program for individuals who need to complete hours for a minor traffic violation or DUI.

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Open your heart and home to kittens, nursing cats, puppies, and animals of varying needs for a few weeks to months!

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Volunteers have the opportunity to represent the SPCA at fun local events and help out with off-site Adoption Events in the community. Register as a volunteer and you’ll receive email updates about upcoming events.

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Reading With Rescues is an amazing program in partnership with The Reading Gal during which kids (and adults!) come to the SPCA of Northern Nevada adoption center and read out loud to homeless dogs!

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Day Trippers Program

This program gives you and a lucky dog the chance to spend the day outside of the adoption center! Get trained to interact with our dogs and be eligible to take them on Day Trips like this.

PetSmart Volunteer Program

If you love cats and want to help get them adopted at our local PetSmart locations, this is a great opportunity. Sign up to get trained to interact with our cats.