Volunteer Opportunities - Brandywine Valley SPCA


The Brandywine Valley SPCA has a wide variety of volunteer opportunities at both our Delaware and Pennsylvania campuses.

Check below for current volunteer programs.

Volunteer Requirements

  • Four hours each month
  • One community event every two months
  •  Junior Volunteers (require chaperon): 8-12 years old
  • Volunteer: 13+

Administration Volunteers

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.

Adoption Counselors

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.

Dog and Cat Volunteer Program

Work closely with staff to meet all the needs of our adorable adoptable pets including training, exercising, grooming, and other enriching activities.

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 Hailey Marcus at hmarcus@bvspca.org, 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.

Junior Volunteer

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.

Children Programs

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.

Henry’s Cupboard

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.

For more information, contact our Community Engagement Coordinator for the desired location by calling the listed numbers or by emailing using the boxes above.