An organization like
the Placer SPCA is only as good as our
volunteers - and our volunteers are the
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
The Placer SPCA has
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.
detailed information about the process to become a
volunteer and sign up for Volunteer Orientation.
All volunteers are appreciated. Below are several areas where volunteers are in high demand.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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.
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.