Info sessions are scheduled during days/times when volunteers are most needed. Our biggest need currently is for weekday volunteers. You must attend an info session before applying to volunteer.
We require volunteers:
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, you’ll need to attend an upcoming in-person Volunteer Info Session. Please RSVP using one of the Eventbrite links below. The exact location of the session will be included in the RSVP confirmation. Upcoming session dates are as follows:
These sessions have a maximum capacity of 75. Please only attend if you have RSVPed and have a confirmed space. We ask that you let us know if you can not make the session, so your spot can be made available for someone else to attend.
More info sessions will be added in the coming months. If you are not able to attend one of the listed Info Sessions, please check back frequently for new dates.
The SF SPCA requires all volunteers to be fully vaccinated (this includes the booster) from COVID. Vaccine Cards or Vaccine QR codes will be checked at the door.
To expedite the adoption process, please complete the cat or dog adoption form and bring a printed copy with you to the SF SPCA Adoption Center (Hours & Location). This helps us better understand what sort of pet you’re looking for so we can guide you every step of the way! Please bring a valid photo ID and verification that you are allowed to have a pet where you currently live.
First, we’ll meet with you to find out more about you and your pet preferences and answer your questions. Our goal is to help you find the pet that best fits your lifestyle and living situation so we want to make sure you have a realistic understanding of the time and resources necessary to provide training, medical treatment, and proper care for your new pet. This can take time so please allow at least one hour for the adoption process.
Once we have a good understanding of your living situation and the type of pet you’re interested in, we’ll make introductions and let you spend some quality time getting to know each other to see if there’s a love connection. It’s important that all household members take part in this important decision so please make sure everyone is present (including any resident dogs if you’re considering adding a new pooch to your pack).
Once love happens, we’ll complete the paperwork, review all the SF SPCA adoption benefits, provide information on any known medical or behavioral issues, and share tips to make the transition a success for both you and your new pet.
We consider you and your new furry friend a part of the SF SPCA family so please reach out with questions ― and be sure to share your adoption stories and pet photos at sfspca.org/stories
Don’t forget to schedule your first free health exam at the SF SPCA Veterinary Hospital within three days of adopting.