Interested in Volunteering?


Interested in Volunteering?


The Saint John SPCA Animal Rescue could not accomplish what it does without the help of people like you.  In every capacity our volunteers are a valuable resource; people make a very big difference in the lives of many animals.

We appreciate your help…and the animals do too! We share the belief in this quote from Anatole France:  “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened”.

All potential volunteers are asked to complete our Volunteer Application Form including a Police Record Check and attend a two-hour orientation session at the shelter.

If interested in becoming a pet foster volunteer, please contact the shelter at 642-0920 ext. 1 or email us at

You can also pick up an application at the shelter from Wednesday to Saturday from 11:00 – 5:00.


Current Volunteer Opportunities

Birthday Party Hostess – (Commitment: one party every two months)

Parties take place on Saturdays and Sundays at a scheduled time between noon and 4:00 pm.

Duties include:

  • Greeting party guests
  • Coordinating a craft/activity
  • Providing a tour of the shelter
  • Sweep and clean up the party room
  • Dispose of any waste


 Dog Walker – (Commitment: once per week)

Dog walkers must be 19 years of age or older and have experience (an evaluation will be done). The hours are 11:00 am – 4:30 pm Sunday to Saturday.

Shelter Greeter/Host – (Commitment:  2 shifts per month)

A Shelter Host greets and escorts visitors on the days open to the public and helps monitor visitor contact with animals.  He/she also provides information and answers basic questions about shelter activities.  Training will be provided.