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!

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Adoption Center Volunteering

Get started at our 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!

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Thrift Store volunteering

Get started at our thrift store

Start volunteering at our thrift store where all proceeds go to directly saving homeless pets! Help our tiny but mighty team with cleaning, stocking the floor, organizing, and helping customers. No training required to volunteer at the thrift store!

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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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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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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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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.