SPCA Cincinnati

Help At Our Shelters


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Thank you for your interest in volunteering with SPCA Cincinnati! Volunteers contribute to the success of everything we do, and our animals benefit immensely from our volunteers’ time and compassion.  To find out more information about volunteering and to sign up for an orientation class, please email Kelly at volunteer@spcacincinnati.org.

*NOTE - From this point forward, ALL ORIENTATIONS, regardless of which shelter you would like to volunteer for (whether it be Northside or Sharonville), will be held at the Sharonville Shelter. Please contact us to reserve a spot.

Volunteer Requirements

Each volunteer must attend a three-four hour orientation class. You will need to contact the Community Programs Manager to be put on the waiting list for the next orientation (contact information above). If you do not sign up prior to the orientation, you will not be permitted to stay. Included in the orientation is a hands-on leash training and a tour of the Sharonville facility for all volunteers. A tour of the Northside facility will be held directly following the Sharonville portion of the orientation for those volunteers who will be volunteering at the Northside facility.

Volunteers must be at least 15 years old to volunteer with the animals and until a volunteer is 18 years old, they must have a parent/guardian physically with them at all times.  The parent/guardian is also required to attend an orientation class.

Volunteers must be able to commit to volunteering for at least an hour a week for the first 3 months following their orientation class and then continue coming in at least twice a month thereafter.  If you cannot fulfill this minimum commitment, we ask that you do not take a spot in the class.

Shift Opportunities

  • Dog Socialization
  • Cat Socialization
  • Greeter
  • Development
  • Mobile Adoption Unit
  • Companion Animal Access Program
  • Humane Education

Click here to download the Volunteer Profile (PDF)

Please bring the completed Volunteer Profile with you to the orientation. You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this file; most computers already have this program loaded. If you do not have this program, it is available for free from www.adobe.com

There is a seperate program for those individuals who are in need of community service hours for high school as well as court ordered community service hours.  Please contact Kelly at volunteer@spcacincinnati.org for more information.

Volunteers contribute to the success of every department. While SPCA Cincinnati receives a large amount of invaluable support from volunteers, these individuals who share their time with us also receive the satisfaction of making a difference in the lives of both animals and humans.

Please direct any questions, comments or concerns to Kelly at volunteer@spcacincinnati.org. Thank you for your interest in volunteering with SPCA Cincinnati, and we hope to see you soon!