Volunteering with a local branch of the BC SPCA is one of the best methods of acquiring the necessary skills to perform work in an animal shelter. Many of our staff started out as volunteers.
The University of BC Faculty of Land and Food Systems offers courses and degrees in Animal Welfare. A number of our staff are graduates of this program.
The Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops offers a 2-level certificate program in Animal Welfare via distance education. For more information, visit the Animal Welfare Certificate Program page.