Central California Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
The goal of the Central California Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (CCSPCA) is to engage the hearts, hands and minds of the entire community to help animals. The purpose for the Volunteer Program is to cultivate a dedicated, capable Volunteer Team that is meaningfully engaged in sharing a voice for the animals and advocating the complete truth of situations for the animals in our community. The partnership between staff and volunteers increases the care and well-being of our animals and their re-homing opportunities. If you’re looking to give your time and become an Animal Advocate for the SPCA of Fresno through volunteer service, apply for one of the volunteer programs.
Adult Volunteer Program 18+ years old
Whether you like walking dogs, cleaning kennels, socializing with cats, assisting in the office, helping customers, or hoping to become an ambassador for our education/adoption/fundraising events, the CCSPCA can utilize your skills to help animals.
Youth Work Experience Program 15-17 years old
This program is designed to increase the student’s work experience through customer service and office assistance. Students interested in animal careers are encouraged to apply to expand their animal knowledge and career objectives.
Junior Animal Education Programs 8-14 years old
The Junior Program is part of the CCSPCA’s Humane Education Department in order to help create a more humane community through engaging and creative workshops designed to teach compassion for animals. The workshops include topics on different animal species, responsible pet ownership, pet care, dog safety and much more.
Group Volunteer Service
The "Volunteer for a Day at the SPCA" program is designed for youth groups, clubs, schools and other teams wanting to lend a hand at the shelter. If your group is interested in volunteering together, schedule a service date. In this case you do not need to complete the online orientation process unless you want to sign up as an individual volunteer as well. Your group will receive an orientation and tour on the day of service.
Please note: Court-order volunteers are not accepted. The 17 and under volunteers do not handle the animals. The volunteer program does not extend to work with the horses or other barn animals. All 14+ years old prospective volunteers must attend the orientation. We also ask that volunteers commit to a minimum of twice a month for at least 6 months or more on scheduled days, can follow instructions, help customers, and practice safety procedures.
To register for volunteer service complete the steps below:
☐ Step 1 Volunteer Orientation
☐ Step 2 Training
☐ Step 3 Start volunteer service
Volunteer Department Contact
If you have further questions please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at (559) 233-7722 ext. 124 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
- Customer Service
- Youth Services
- Teaching / Instruction
- Animal Care / Handling
Good Match For
Kids Teens People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 8
- Orientation or Training
- 36 hours completed within a 6 month period
- The background check is through Megan's Law and PetPoint.