Youth Opportunities

What Can I Do?

Thank you for your interest in helping animals! Volunteers at Delaware SPCA must be 18 years old. But there are so many ways that you can help animals every day!

Host a fundraiser or gift drive for animals

As a nonprofit organization, Delaware SPCA is able to care for thousands of animals each year thanks to the kind donations from people just like you. You can help by organizing a FUNdraiser, having a Gift Drive, collecting animal supplies, or all three!

Donate your day and have the most FUN

You can donate supplies, you can donate your time, but have you ever heard of donating your day? Each year, Delaware SPCA receives donations from very generous kids who decide to ask for donations to help animals instead of presents for their birthday, graduation, or Bar/Bat Mitzvah!

Bake some treats

You can also help by holding a Bake Sale for Dogs. A bake sale is good, but a bake sale for dogs is even better!

Host a movie night for animals

Invite friends and family to a movie night with an “admission fee” to be donated to Delaware SPCA.

Gift drive for animals

Delaware SPCA cares for hundreds of animals in need every year, and it takes a lot of supplies! By organizing a gift drive and donating items from our wish list, you will help animals directly.

Be a kind consumer

A kind consumer is someone who uses their purchase power to support animals. Each product we buy sends a message to the company producing it. Do some research next time you go shopping and try to choose products that are cruelty-free!

Become a foster family

While you must be 18 or older to do hands-on volunteering at Delaware SPCA, becoming a foster family is fun for all ages! 

Delaware SPCA foster families provide a temporary home for kittens, cats, puppies and dogs in need. These families provide food and care to homeless animals that are either too young or sick to be adopted right away. By providing safe temporary homes, Delaware SPCA foster families prevent overcrowding at Delaware SPCA Companion Animal Shelter, while having lots of fun! Learn more about foster care and get started today.