Adult Volunteer Program (ages 18+)


Greetings Volunteers!

Over the past couple of years, the Provincial Animal Shelter's Volunteer team has reached out to our volunteers to assess our program. We've received lots of feedback on ways we can not only improve our volunteer program, but to provide even greater value to the shelter in our never ending need to provide care, exercise and enrichment to our animals.

We are continuing to offer committed volunteers the opportunity to work directly with the animals and our shelter staff with the day to day care of our animals. We will be recruiting volunteers who can commit to one scheduled shift per week.

Animal care assistants are needed each and every day, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year. This program will require volunteers to sign up for a 3 hour set shift one day per week. During your shift, you will take part in a variety of tasks including cleaning, customer service and animal socialization. Adoption counselor shifts are at different times during the day, based on hours that the shelter is open to the public and can be either 3 or 4 hours in duration.

You will receive one-on-one training at the beginning to ensure that you are properly trained to the shelters disease control standards. As this program requires a higher level of commitment, volunteers will be required to show up for their scheduled shift and if unable to do so, will have to contact the shelter directly to let them know.

If you have the time, desire and commitment to be part of our team, please fill out one of our volunteer application forms and either email, fax or drop it off in person at the shelter. Please specify on the application what role (Cat or Dog care Attendant/Adoption Counselor) would interest you and what day (Monday-Sunday) and shift (morning, afternoon or evening) you would be able to commit to. You must be over 18 years old to apply.

Unfortunately, due to limited resources and orientations space available, we are no longer able to accommodate casual volunteers at our shelter.

Thank you for your continued support of the Provincial Animal Shelter!

Sandra Flemming
Director of Animal Care
Nova Scotia SPCA


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