Our Adult Volunteer Program is designed to provide a fulfilling experience for volunteers while also serving the needs of the organization. After appropriate training, VBSPCA Adult Volunteers are able to:
We invite you to apply for our Adult Volunteer Program if you are:
Eligibility: The VBSPCA accepts adult volunteers without regard to age, sex, race, religion, or ability. Adults who are developmentally or physically challenged must contact our Volunteer Manager to schedule a one-on-one meeting and initial orientation so we may find the best way to utilize your volunteer time at the VBSPCA.
Background Check: The VBSPCA requires ALL adult volunteer applicants to complete a standard national criminal background check. This will not check your credit. Applicants with prior felony convictions may be declined, depending on the crime.
Short-Term Volunteers: We are unable to accept applicants who cannot commit to our hourly requirement of three hours per month.
Cost: All adult volunteer applicants must pay a registration fee of $45 to cover program costs. This registration fee is non-refundable regardless if you are declined, discontinue your volunteer journey, or end the volunteer application process. Your registration includes your training, background check, volunteer t-shirt, and activation in our volunteer software.
Orientation: All Adult Volunteers are expected to attend orientation on one of the given dates to begin your volunteer journey after being accepted into the program. These orientations are from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM on Saturdays. Please see the below 2023 dates for Adult Volunteer Orientations.
January 7th | February 4th | March 4th | April 1st | May 6th | June 3rd
July 1st | August 5th | September 9th | October 14th | November 4th
Volunteer group visits are also welcome at the VBSPCA, but these must be pre-scheduled with the Volunteer Manager. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Adults who are mentally or physically challenged in any way must contact our Volunteer Manager to schedule a one-on-one meeting and initial orientation so we may find the best way to utilize your volunteer time at the VBSPCA.
If you need to acquire volunteer hours prior to a court hearing or to meet court-ordered community service requirements, there is a separate process for your registration and application. Click here for more information. Participation in and hours worked as a general adult volunteer will not count towards court-ordered community service hours.