Make a Difference - Volunteer at the FSPCA!

FSPCA has several outings and events coming up, and we could sure use some help! If you’d like to help animals and have a good time with humans, please consider volunteering.


Our events are very important to our animals and our organization. Adoption outings not only provide our animals with another avenue toward their furever homes, but they give our friends a fun time out of the shelter! Even for events where we don’t bring animals, we get to meet our neighbors, supporters, and friends, and help increase awareness for FSPCA’s no-kill mission.

Call 434-591-0123 for the latest volunteer opportunities, or check out our Facebook page (Fluvanna SPCA). 


Thank you so much for your support of the Fluvanna SPCA! Your time, generosity, and caring has helped us save animals for over 25 years!

Be the Change--Volunteer!


Volunteers play a very important role in helping the shelter succeed in our mission to care for and find good homes for all of the adoptable dogs and cats that find their way to the FSPCA.  Following is a list of volunteer opportunities currently available.  To sign up, please complete a volunteer application form and submit it to  If you have any questions about volunteering, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at (434) 591-0123 or

To keep shelter pets and volunteers safe, we do not accept volunteer groups with participants younger than 16 years old or groups larger than 10 people. Thank you for your understanding!

If you need to do court-ordered community service, please fill out the community service form and submit it to  To do community service, you MUST be over 16 years old and your offense cannot be an animal law violation.  FSPCA reserves the right to refuse community service for any reason. 


Adoption Outing Worker


Hours Worked:  typically, outings are on Saturdays or Sundays; hours depend on the actual outing


  • transport supplies and animals to and from the outing site
  • set-up and break down cages and crates
  • care for cats and dogs during the event
  • walk dogs as needed
  • speak with potential adopters
  • talk to the public about the shelter

Animal Groomer


Hours Worked:  shifts are available every day between 9am and 5pm


  • wash and dry dogs and puppies
  • brush dogs and cats
  • remove mats from fur
  • clip toenails
  • report any skin and/or parasite issues observed during grooming

Animal Transporter


Hours Worked:  days and times worked vary, generally week-days


  • take cats and dogs to the vet's office to be spayed/neutered and/or for medical treatment for injuries or illnesses

Cat Socializer


Hours Worked:  shifts are available 7 days a week between 9am and 5pm


  • pet and play with cats and kittens
  • clip toenails
  • brush fur
  • during hours the shelter is open to the public, assist with showing cats to potential adopters
  • report observations about the behaviors of specific cats to shelter staff

Dog Walker


Hours Worked:  shifts are available 7 days a week between 9am and 5pm


  • take dogs out for walks
  • socialize dogs
  • report observations about the behaviors of dogs walked to shelter staff

Yard Worker

Hours Worked:  days and times worked are flexible


  • mow the grass
  • edge around the sidewalks and trails
  • trim bushes
  • weed flower beds
  • plant flowers and bushes as needed
  • lay mulch


In addition to the opportunities listed above, the shelter has a need for volunteers to do the following:


  • foster care (visit our foster page)
  • transport shelter pets to veterinary appointments
  • coordinate fundraisers
  • assist with special events, such as the rabies vaccination clinic
  • hem and repair blankets, sheets, and pads for the animals
  • help with shelter maintenance


If you have a special skill and/or interest, please let us know.  We would be happy to put you to work!  For more information on any of these volunteer opportunities, please call (434) 591-0123 or send an email to  We look forward to hearing from you!