Volunteer FAQs

Volunteer Program Frequently Asked Questions

How do I become a Louisiana SPCA volunteer?

The first step in becoming a Louisiana SPCA volunteer is to register for one of our virtual volunteer orientations. After attending orientation, you will have the opportunity to register for additional training based on the volunteer opportunities you are interested in. There is $35 fee for orientation which covers the cost of your volunteer supplies (leash, apron, t-shirt, name tag, safety whistle and training).

What does the Volunteer Orientation involve?

Volunteer orientation will last approximately 1.5-2 hours. During that time you will receive an overview of the history, mission and services of the Louisiana SPCA, as well as an in depth discussion of the volunteer process requirements and the various volunteer opportunities which are available to you. After orientation you will receive an email directing you to register for additional training sessions based on the volunteer positions you are interested in.

Is it possible for me to volunteer with the Louisiana SPCA without attending the Volunteer Orientation?

All volunteers are required to attend orientation. Orientation and training will not only provide an understanding of our mission as well as a description of the numerous volunteer positions available, but it will also provide invaluable and necessary information on animal communication & behavior, animal handling methods and shelter protocols.

What sort of volunteer opportunities does the Louisiana SPCA offer?

There is always something to do at the Louisiana SPCA! These opportunists will be shared with you in-depth during orientation but a few of our volunteer favorites include adoption assistants, photographers, greeters, event help and more.

Please be aware that our volunteer opportunities during COVID-19 are limited.

May I perform service hours for my school at the Louisiana SPCA?

Due to COVID-19, we are currently not accepting any school service hour requests at this time.

Does the Louisiana SPCA provide group volunteer opportunities?

Due to COVID-19, we are currently not accepting any volunteer groups at this time.

I need to fulfill court ordered community service hours.  May I perform these hours at the Louisiana SPCA?

Due to COVID-19, we are currently not accepting court ordered community service requests at this time.

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 2,000 animals find their forever home in 2019.

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