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How to Volunteer

Volunteers have been the cornerstone of our organization since its inception and we value the many members of our community who dedicate time & resources to the assist us with endless facets of our operation.

Interested in getting involved as a Volunteer at the Bow Valley SPCA?

  1. Your first step is to submit an application form (Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age). Click here
  2. Next, enrol in, and complete, our on-line Volunteer Orientation Program within 4 weeks of submitting your application form, Click here,
  3. The program fee of $25 includes a volunteer t-shirt, which you will receive during an onboarding session
  4. Criminal Record Check and/or Vulnerable Sector Check are required (details will be provided at the completion of orientation; this is free of charge for new community volunteers through the RCMP detachment, in the town where you reside).

The success of the Bow Valley SPCA depends significantly on community volunteer involvement and effort; we are proud of the large volunteer base of highly engaged animal advocates who form the foundation for our non-profit operation.

We are committed to providing care and protection for stray and abandoned cats and dogs. We have an animal wellness focus, provide education to prevent cruelty and promote humane attitudes towards animals, throughout the valley.

A successful volunteer base includes individuals with a wide range of skills, abilities, interests and experience – what can you bring to our organization?

Volunteers should plan on volunteering at least 6 hours each month; keep in mind new volunteers are mostly limited to volunteering during the hours we are open to the public (Wednesday thru' Saturday; Noon until 4pm)

Our Volunteer needs vary over time and throughout the year, below please find just some of the roles that we typically need help with, in normal times:

Contact us at with any questions.

Thank you!