Animal Shelter: Placer Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (PSPCA) - Roseville, CA (916) 782-SPCA (7722)

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Placer SPCA Volunteer Opportunities

An organization like the Placer SPCA is only as good as our volunteers - and our volunteers are the best!

With the dedicated assistance of our volunteers, the Placer SPCA is able to maintain high quality care of the animals and continue its life saving work through innovative programs and services to the community. If you love animals and would like to make a difference in their lives, we would love for you to join our team of dedicated volunteers.

Volunteer Opportunities

The Placer SPCA has many opportunities, including socializing cats; exercising, training & grooming dogs; helping in the office; working on special projects or fundraisers; being an advocate for spay/neuter; humane education or adoptions. 

We accept volunteers over the age of 18 and ask for a commitment of four hours of volunteer service per month for at least six months. Click here for information about how youth under age 18 can get involved.

View detailed information about the process to become a volunteer and sign up for Volunteer Orientation.

Volunteers Needed!
All volunteers are appreciated. Below are several areas where volunteers are in high demand.

Foster Program
If you have a little extra room in your home and in your heart, considering fostering an animal in your home. Our foster volunteers save the lives of thousands of animals every year. Read more about the foster program.

Placer SPCA Thrift Store
Volunteers are needed for pricing, sorting, and cashiering at the Placer SPCA Thrift Store. If you are interested, please send an email to or visit the Thrift Store at the corner of Washington & Junction in Roseville to complete a volunteer application.

Live in the Auburn area?
We need volunteers at the Pet Adoption and Resource Center in Auburn, operated by the Placer SPCA. The new facility is located on Hwy 49 in Auburn. For more information, please email or call (530) 823-7722.

Pet Mobile Volunteers
Volunteers are always needed for our mobile adoption unit. Volunteers interact with the public and bring adoptable animals into the community, as well as provide information about our programs and services. Read more about the Pet Mobile program.

Featured Volunteer

Featured Volunteer
Gary Wraa. - PSPCA volunteer

What motivated you to volunteer at Placer SPCA?
I've always had animals while growing up, and throughout my married life. I met a former PSPCA staff member, who explained these programs; I liked the vision of the center and the opportunities available to the volunteers.

What do you like best about volunteering?
I like working with the animals and other dedicated volunteers, and making friends along the way. I always enjoy meeting the public and spreading the vision of the PSPCA. When the animals find forever homes, it gives you a great feeling of accomplishment.

What do you like best about the Placer SPCA?
I have a great respect for the dedication of the PSPCA Staff and their dedication to the animals. I truly feel privileged being part of this team.

How many animals do you have at home?
We have always had two dogs at home until I lost my Aussie Cattle Dog to old age. Our current Aussi Shepherd wants to be an only child, so we are down to one dog.

All of our dogs/cats with the exception of two, throughout the years have been from rescue groups.

All of our volunteers are special! Once a month, an active volunteer is randomly selected to feature on this page. It could be you! Sign up for a Volunteer Orientation and join our team.

To view and share our Volunteer Program brochure, please click here.

For more information contact Placer SPCA by calling (916) 782-SPCA (7722) or (530) 885-PETS (7387), send us email or complete our online information request.


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Animal Shelter: Placer Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (PSPCA) - Roseville, CA (916) 782-SPCA (7722)
Placer SPCA, 150 Corporation Yard Road, Roseville, CA 95678    (916) 782-SPCA (7722) or (530) 885-PETS (7387)    Fax: (916) 782-8655    Email