The SPCA will only be open from 2pm-4pm on Saturday, May 18th due to our Dog Walk and Pet Fair event!

Volunteering at SPCA Westchester – FAQ’s

How old must I be in order to volunteer?

You must be 18 years old to volunteer in any programs with direct access (hands-on interaction) to any of our animals.

Is it possible to volunteer if I am under 18 years of age?

Yes.  Our Rising Volunteer program has volunteer opportunities for those ages 10 to 17.

What are the protocols regarding wearing masks and being vaccinated?

All volunteers must provide proof of being fully vaccinated.  Masks are required when inside our building.

How do I get started volunteering?

The first step is to attend a general orientation.  For now, they are being offered for both Adult and Rising Volunteers remotely via zoom and are usually held once monthly. Schedule is available on this website.

How much time do I need to commit?

We ask all volunteers for a minimum of two hours per week.

Can I volunteer more?

Yes, but we suggest starting slowly and then increasing your hours as you go forward. We work with you around your schedule and where/when we need volunteer support.

As a volunteer what options are open to me?  How can I help?

Adult Volunteer
Socialize cats
Walk dogs
Socialize puppies
Soothe animals after spay/neuter surgery
Make and hand out enrichment treats
Become a foster to cat/kittens, dog/puppies
Assist in Cody’s Clinic, our on-site veterinary clinic
Become a greeter
Help with outdoor center beautification
Provide support with general tasks
Administrative support
Attend off-site events

Rising Volunteer
Organize donation drives
Help with animal enrichment
Read to Dogs
Journal with Cats