spcaLA: Friends for Life

Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles, since 1877

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Juno the Husky MixTippy the Domestic Short Hair

Oct 20–Oct 26

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Volunteer Services

Volunteer Opportunities

WORKING WITH DOGS

Work with the dogs in our care to reward good behavior and prepare them for their new home.
spcaLA P.D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village & Education Center, Wednesdays through Sundays, 10:00am - 5:00pm.
South Bay Pet Adoption Center, Wednesdays through Sundays, 10:00am - 5:00pm.
Minimum Commitment: One, two-hour shift, one day a week.


WORKING WITH CATS

Socialize, train and enrich the lives of the cats in our care throughout the day. This may include playing or relaxing with them, cleaning and feeding.
spcaLA P.D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village & Education Center, Thursdays through Sundays, 10:00am - 5:00pm.
South Bay Pet Adoption Center, Thursdays through Sundays, 10:00am - 5:00pm.
Minimum Commitment: One, two-hour shift, one day a week.


DOG GROOMING

Brush/bathe the dogs at our Grooming Salon in Long Beach, or shelter dogs at either location. Professional grooming experience preferred.
Wednesdays, 9:30 - 1:00pm.
Thursdays, 9:30 - 1:00pm or 2:00 - 5:00pm
Fridays, 9:30 - 1:00pm or 2:00 - 5:00pm
Saturdays, 9:30 - 1:00pm or 2:00 - 5:00pm
Sundays, 2:00 - 5:00pm

Minimum Commitment: One, two-hour shift, one day a week.


spcaLA MARKETPLACE

Assist staff in day-to-day operations of the spcaLA Marketplace in Long Beach, including inventory, product storage/arrangement, light cleaning and customer service. spcaLA Marketplace in Long Beach, Wednesdays through Sundays, various shifts.

Minimum Commitment: One, two-hour shift, one day a week.


HUMANE EDUCATION

Help spcaLA reach out to children, adolescents and adults by teaching respect and compassion for all living things. Additional screening is necessary to work with school-age children.

Locations and hours vary dependent on activity.


ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT

Assist with data entry, filing, research, and other administrative tasks. All spcaLA locations, various shifts.


SPECIAL EVENTS

Represent spcaLA at a variety of events (community fairs, expos, fundraisers, sports events, etc.).
Shifts and locations vary dependent on the event.
Minimum Commitment: One event per year.


FOSTER PARENTING

Provide a safe, temporary home for an animal in need of a little extra TLC. More Info


ANIMAL ASSISTED THERAPY (AAT)™

AAT volunteers and their companion animals provide the healing, calming power of pets to AAT clients. More Info.


COMMUNITY SERVICE

Completing a school or club project? Check out ways you can help spcaLA on our Community Service Projects page. spcaLA cannot accommodate court or school mandated community service.

Please note: We cannot accommodate court or school-mandated community service.


FUNDRAISERS

Help spcaLA by raising much-needed funds and/or goods. More Info.


Ready to apply? RSVP for an upcoming Information Session. Find info sessions here.


Interested in our Foster Program or Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT)™ programs? Please view their respective pages for application information.