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Volunteer Program

Thank you so much for your interest in becoming a volunteer with the Louisiana SPCA! Our work would not be possible without the dedication, passion and determination each and every volunteer brings to our organization. Volunteers are integral to our day-to-day operations and the overall success of the programs and services we offer. We know you’ll make a great addition to our incredible volunteer team and look forward to seeing you!

Become an adoption assistant, pet photographer, community assistant, event volunteer and more!

Please be aware that because of COVID-19, volunteer opportunities are limited. For questions about our volunteer program please email info@laspca.org.

How To Become A Volunteer

The first step to becoming a volunteer is to submit your application and attend online orientation. There is a $40 fee associated with becoming a volunteer which covers the cost of your own leash, apron, t-shirt, name tag, safety whistle and training. During orientation you’ll learn about our volunteer program and different ways you can get involved.

To be a volunteer you must:

  • be 18-years-old to volunteer without an adult
  • ages 16 and 17 must have parent/guardian consent and follow our Buddy System
  • commit to 4 at least hours of volunteer work each month

Anyone under the age of 16 should check out our youth programs for ways to get involved!

Court-Ordered Community Service

If you are interested in completing court-ordered community service hours with us please fill out this form. If you have any questions or issues with the form, email info@laspca.org or call 504.368.5191.

Group Volunteers

Due to COVID-19 we are not presently able to safely host large volunteer groups.

While most of our volunteer opportunities are ideal for individual volunteers, we do accept large groups of volunteers for service days! The ideal group size is no more than 10-15 people for 2 hours. All group members under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Sample projects for group volunteers include landscaping, prepping toys for our enrichment program, event assistance and administrative and animal care support. Rest assured that your group will have dedicated time to play with our adoptable animals!

Please note there is a minimum $100 donation request for all volunteer groups.

In Louisiana, our pets are a part of our culture as much as anything else. And for more than 130 years, the Louisiana SPCA has been an advocate for all our furry friends across the state. Follow our Lead and show the characters of Louisiana you care by supporting the Louisiana SPCA.

The Louisiana SPCA helped more than 3,000 animals find their forever home in 2020.

Did you know that we’re not affiliated with the ASPCA and rely on local donations?