Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering here with us at the Rhode Island SPCA!

Volunteers are accepted for specific departments on an as-needed basis.  Positions are posted as they become available.

*At this time we are NOT providing court-ordered community service or student project opportunities.

We invite you to pursue one of the below available positions after reading the following volunteer requirements:

  • Are a minimum of 18 years old
  • Able to commit to a minimum of 4 hours per month for a period of at least 3 months
  • Able to effectively communicate with the public in a professional manor
  • Able to understand, remember and follow both verbal and written instructions and procedures
  • Able to, once trained, work independently with minimal supervision
  • Able to bend, lift and be on your feet for extended periods of time

Available Positions

(as of 11/09/22)

Dog Walkers – (min of 1hr shifts are available daily) – Take dogs out of their kennels and provide socialization while they await adoption

If you meet the above requirements and are interested in learning more about becoming a dog walker, we invite you to come tour the kennels at one of the following info sessions/kennel trainings (Tuesdays at 11am and Saturdays at 1pm)

  • Sat 1/21 @ 1pm
  • Tues 1/24 @ 11am
  • Sat 1/28 @ 1pm
  • Tues 1/31 @ 11am
  • Sat 2/04 @ 1pm
  • Tues 2/07 @ 11am
  • Sat 2/11 @ 1pm
  • Tues 2/14 @ 11am
  • Sat 2/18 @ 1pm
  • Tues 2/21 @ 11am
  • Sat 2/25 @ 1pm
  • Tues 2/28 @ 11am