Volunteer at the FSPCA

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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!

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Volunteer Application

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

Volunteer Opportunities

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.

Rules and Regs

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 manager@fspca.org. 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.

Photography

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 manager@fspca.org. Look how fun it is!

Our Volunteer Positions

Event Volunteer

Event Volunteer – email events@fspca.org for more information

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

Duties:

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

Animal Groomer – email manager@fspca.org for more information

Hours Worked: needed at the shelter daily between 9AM and 5PM

Duties:

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

Animal Transporter

Animal Transporter – email animalcare@fspca.org for more information

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

Duties:

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

Cat Socializer

Cat Socializer – email office@fspca.org for more information

Hours Worked: needed at the shelter daily between 9AM – 5PM

Duties:

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

Dog Walker – email office@fspca.org for more information

Hours Worked: needed at the shelter daily between 9AM – 5PM

Duties:

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

Yard Worker

Yard Worker – email manager@fspca.org for more information

Hours Worked: days and times worked are flexible

Duties:

mow the grass
edge around the sidewalks and trails
trim bushes
weed flower beds
rake leaves
lay mulch

Other

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 office@fspca.org. We look forward to hearing from you!

Hours Worked: needed at the shelter daily between 9AM – 5PM

Duties:

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

Employment

Employment at the FSPCA

Want to have a great career helping Fluvanna’s homeless animals? Contact the FSPCA about opportunities to join the team! Applicants must be 18 years of age or older, have animal care experience, reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, a strong work ethic, and must confirm that they have never been convicted of animal cruelty or other animal-related charges. Applicants must be willing to submit to random drug testing. Must be able to lift 50 pounds. Hours 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., weekend shifts required. Send an application to manager@fspca.org, fax 434-591-0122, or mail to FSPCA, 5239 Union Mills Road, Troy, VA 22974. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Unpaid internships always available!

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