Make a Difference - Volunteer at the FSPCA!

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


In order to volunteer with the FSPCA, you must complete a volunteer application form.


To keep shelter pets and volunteers safe, we do not accept volunteer groups with participants younger than 16 years old without adult volunteer accompaniment 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. 


Huge thanks to Claire Pieron who has headed up our pawsome shelter pet Photography Team for the past 4 years! Claire is going to take some time to focus on family and fun personal goals, but we are so grateful for her time, talent, and dedication to helping our furbabies look their best, and find forever homes! We hope to continue to see you at the FSPCA for other volunteer fun Claire! If you'd like to help with our shelter photography, please email our Manager, Jessy at Look how fun it is!


Event Volunteer - email for more information


Hours Worked typically on Saturdays or Sundays; hours depend on the event


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

Animal Groomer - email for more information


Hours Workedneeded at the shelter daily between 9AM and 5PM


  • bath and dry dogs and puppies
  • brush dogs and cats
  • clip toenails
  • report any skin medical issues observed during grooming

Animal Transporter - email for more information


Hours Workeddays and times vary, generally week-days


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


Cat Socializer - email for more information


Hours Workedneeded at the shelter daily between 9AM - 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 - email for more information


Hours Workedneeded at the shelter daily between 9AM - 5PM


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

Yard Worker - email for more information

Hours Worked days and times worked are flexible


  • mow the grass
  • edge around the sidewalks and trails
  • trim bushes
  • weed flower beds
  • rake leaves
  • 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)
  • coordinate fundraisers and assist with special events
  • help with shelter maintenance


If you have a special skill 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!