Join the PSPCA Volunteer Team!
Every day, the need in our community grows. When the task seems daunting and the need overwhelming, we look to our volunteers and we are renewed. Because what we see is kindness beyond measure, hearts made of gold, and compassion in spades. With our volunteer team, we know we can rise to the challenge. Come be part of our team!
Volunteer at our Erie Ave. location in Philadelphia!
Join our volunteer team in Philadelphia! Our Philadelphia Shelter is located conveniently to many areas around the city and is public transit accessible. Help us care for 300 animals every day through a variety of activities and opportunities. To learn more about our programs and the many ways to volunteer at Erie Ave., please click here!
Volunteer at our Fishtown location in Philadelphia!
Join our volunteers at Fishtown! This new satellite adoption center is located in one of Philly’s up-and-coming neighborhoods. To read more about our Fishtown opportunities and how you can help save lives with us, please click here!
Volunteer at our Danville location in Central PA!
Join our volunteer corps in Central Pennsylvania! Our main location in Philadelphia has a sister branch in Danville, PA, located less than 15 minutes from Bloomsburg University. To become part of our volunteer team at Danville, please click here!
Volunteer with a group!
Are you a corporation looking to expand your giving programs? Are you a school wanting to encourage volunteerism with our youth? To learn more about one-time or recurring group volunteering, please contact our Manager of Volunteer Programs, Jennifer Johnston.
Intern with our Philadelphia staff!
Are you an undergraduate or graduate student looking to gain experience in your desired field? Join us as an intern! Internships run on a semester system, with internships starting in Fall, Spring, and Summer. To see our current internship openings, please click here!
Become a foster parent!
Are you a crazy cat lady? Do you have the spirit of an energetic puppy? Do you feel sympathy for animals wearing the dreaded “cone of shame?” Are you a two-legged senior who bonds with four-legged seniors? Become a foster parent today to some of our animals who just aren’t yet ready for a permanent forever family! To learn more about fostering, please click here!
There are many ways to give to our organization. Are you a parent with a full-time job and no time? Or a student with limited income? Donate in-kind items! We are always accepting donations to make our animals more comfortable and keep them engaged. Many of these items are household products that we give new life. Below is an abbreviated list of donations needed:
|GENERAL||FOR FELINE FRIENDS||FOR CANINE CUTIES|
|Toilet paper and paper towel roll||Treats (of all flavors, both soft and hard) and catnip||Soft treats (i.e. Beggin’ Strips, Pupperoni); Natural Balance Dog Food Rolls (lamb and beef only)|
|Blankets, comforters, linens, and towels||Toys (i.e. mylar, jingle, and ping pong balls; fuzzy mice)||Enrichment activities (i.e. Kongs, food puzzles, Nylabones)|
|Newspapers (without shiny advertisements)||Litter||Peanut butter and oatmeal (DIY treats)|
|Brushes and other grooming supplies||Shoe boxes and paper grocery bags (larger than a lunch bag)||Toys (i.e. Frisbees, tennis balls)|
|Dry and wet food (for special diets)||Groom ‘N Comb self-grooming tool||Old t-shirts or shredded sheets (DIY tug toys)|
|Fabric (DIY bandanas)||Stretch and Scratchers (stretchandscratch.com)||Collars (particularly size medium) and leashes|
|Pipe cleaners, string, and beads (DIY toys)||Playground sets (for agility work)|
“Volunteers are love in motion.” –Author Unknown