Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Delaware SPCA. We care for 3,500 cats, dogs and other animals annually at our location in New Castle County. We couldn’t do it without our compassionate, dedicated, long-term volunteers.

Each year, volunteers with a wide variety of backgrounds donate their time giving hands-on care to animals, participating in fundraisers and community outreach, providing administrative support, and more. Volunteering at our organization provides the opportunity for you to give back to animals in need, while working alongside other like-minded individuals.

We provide the training for volunteer positions, so no prior experience is required. Whether walking dogs, doing dishes, planning an event, or fostering an animal, you can be a part of the life-saving work we do.

Volunteer opportunities include:

  • walking dogs
  • helping keep dogs and cats socialized
  • fostering animals
  • doing laundry, dishes, and cleaning
  • helping in shelter beautification and landscaping projects
  • assisting with office work
  • planning events and fundraisers
  • community outreach
  • providing maintenance/handyman services
  • preparing promotional materials for shelter animals
  • animal transport
  • and many more!

Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older. Prospective volunteers under 18 can check out these youth volunteer opportunities.

If interested in volunteering, you must attend a volunteer orientation which will be posted on our events calendar once we begin to schedule them in the fall of 2017. Volunteer applications are available here.

Please fill out and submit an application available . Forms can  dropped off at the shelter.

For more information about volunteer opportunities, please call the Stanton shelter at 302-998-2281.