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 requirement of at least 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 of whether 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: Once you are accepted into the Adult Volunteer program, you will receive an email inviting you to our volunteer portal. All Adult Volunteers must register for an orientation date through the portal and attend the orientation prior to their first volunteer shift. All orientations are held on Saturdays.
For questions about how to become an Adult Volunteer, send an email to email@example.com.
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.