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Become a Volunteer

PLEASE NOTE

Based on current health and safety recommendations, we are temporarily suspending new volunteer interviews and orientations until further notice. While we are not aware of any volunteer, or staff member who has been exposed to COVID-19, we made this decision in an abundance of caution. We thank you for your continued support and we look forward to having you join us as a volunteer soon.

WHO WE ARE

The SPCA Monterey County is a non-profit animal welfare organization providing services for over 12,000 animals a year, including lost and found services, pet adoption, humane education programs, low-cost spay/neuter, humane investigations and many other services for the animals and people of Monterey County. Staffing consists of approximately 80 employees and 350+ volunteers who provide care and service, 365 days a year.

WHY VOLUNTEER?

Our mission is to assure the compassionate treatment of all animals through rescue, rehabilitation, protection, and education. Volunteers provide essential support to our programs and services that help all animals in need. We truly couldn't do it without our incredible volunteer team. Our hundreds of volunteers donate thousands of hours every year. The goal of the volunteer program is to support the mission of the SPCA Monterey County through dedicated individuals giving their time and enhancing their skills to serve our community.

CURRENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Weekday and weekend shifts are available in all areas.

OTHER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

More volunteer opportunities to be filled as needed. 

TO APPLY FOR VOLUNTEER POSITIONS

1. Submit your online application:

Junior volunteers who are 12-15 must apply with an adult to volunteer with you.

2. Attend Volunteer Orientation, mandatory training, and mentor sessions. After you submit your online application you will receive an email with orientation dates.

3. Pay Volunteer Administration fee* of $30 per person.  One junior and one adult together will pay $50. This fee covers background check, SPCA volunteer t-shirt, training, training materials, and will be collected at your volunteer orientation.

4. Be on time and represent The SPCA in a professional manner.

5. Commit to the agreed schedule.

6. Volunteers who have a year or longer break from service will need to pay the Volunteer Administration fee and adults 18+ will need to complete another background check. Volunteers who maintain their service are not required to pay any additional Volunteer Administration fees.
 

TO APPLY FOR GROUP VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Please contact the Volunteer Program Manager, Angela Bernier, at abernier@spcamc.org or (831) 264-5423.