The Brandywine Valley SPCA has a wide variety of volunteer opportunities at both our Delaware and Pennsylvania campuses.
Check below for current volunteer programs.
- Four hours each month
- One community event every two months
- Junior Volunteers (require chaperon): 8-12 years old
- Volunteer: 13+
Have a knack for computers, data entry, filing, etc? Consider helping out our administration team! All computer savvy volunteers are welcome to lend a hand.
Train to become an adoption counselor and help us match pets with their forever homes. Work closely with our staff to learn the steps needed to process adoptions at our shelter.
Dogs and Cats on Tour
Take adoptable shelter animals to participating pet stores, local community events, or other BVSPCA fundraisers. While at these locations, talk to customers and attendees about our available pets and the Brandywine Valley SPCA. In order to participate you must have a valid driver’s license and a reliable vehicle.
Volunteer Photography Program
Help us capture all of our shelter pet’s unique quirks through photography! Your photographs will be used to update our website and social media accounts. Photographers are expected to bring their own supplies.
Animal Health Center Volunteers
Help out vet staff with creating sterilized surgical packs for our extensive spay and neuter services. Assist our clinic with minor administrative tasks such as filing, data entry, and follow-up calls. On the job training will be provided. Time Commitment: available Tuesday–Friday between 9am and 4pm
Kong Stuffing Party
Looking for a fun activity for kids to help out at the shelter? Schedule a Kong Stuffing Party and help us feed our dogs in an enriching way! The kongs (a hard hollow rubber toy) are stuffed with a mixture of kibble and peanut butter, and then frozen for a delicious treat for our four-legged friends. Email Carla DiGiacomo, our Community Engagement Coordinator, to schedule your kong stuffing party!
Please note: this opportunity is for kids 7 years +, group size maximum 15 kids.
Baking for the Pups
Want a group activity that helps the shelter dogs? Consider baking homemade dog treats for our canine residents. The BVSPCA has several approved recipes that are easy to make. Drop off the homemade treats during shelter hours.
Homemade Toys for Cats
Would you like to help our feline friends stay entertained? Create fun and easy cat toys to provide entertainment and enrichment for the cats and kittens while they are in our care. Click below for DIY cat toy instructions.
Is your child interested in volunteering? If you are between 8-12 years of age, you can join our junior volunteer program! After you and your chaperon or guardian (18 years+) have both submitted volunteer applications and have attended a volunteer orientation you are welcome to volunteer within our organization. Junior volunteers can tag along as you help out, and participate in several activities such as puppy socialization, kitten socialization, grooming, reading to companions, etc. all under your supervision.
Love children AND animals? Explore our kid friendly programs—Critter Camp and birthday parties! Help children foster a positive relationship with animals through engaging activities and educational programs. Looking for a way to connect your inner party animal with adoptable pets? Join our volunteer birthday party team, and help us plan and organize birthday parties at the Brandywine Valley SPCA.
Give back to the community by helping out at our biweekly pet food pantry for low income families at Henry’s Cupboard. You can make a difference in helping those struggling with financial hardships continue to keep their pets in a loving home.