THE BRITISH COLUMBIA SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS
Our mission: To protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in B.C.

Location and contact information
104-3278 Westwood Street
Port Coquitlam, B.C.
V3C 3L8
(604) 468-4044
poco@spca.bc.ca

Make a difference one animal at a time. Volunteer.

Volunteering is about commitment and caring. It's about helping animals and working together with others who share a common goal.

The BC SPCA Port Coquitlam Education & Adoption Centre is a proudly volunteer-operated BC SPCA location focused on helping animals in need find their forever homes. Volunteers are truly the heart of our Centre, and we thank you for your interest in joining our amazing team of dedicated volunteers. 

Please click here for more information on our Volunteer Program. 

If you have any questions about volunteering at our branch, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at pocovolunteers@spca.bc.ca.

Application Process

If you are a current BC SPCA volunteer and are wanting to join our team, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at pocovolunteers@spca.bc.ca after submitting your application to us.

To learn more about volunteering with the BC SPCA, please download and read the following volunteer resources:

Animal Wellness

Learn more about Animal Wellness. 

We welcome you to apply online, and attend a volunteer information session and accompanying group interview! Information sessions are held about once a month for those who have applied. All prospective volunteers are required to attend an information session and complete the accompanying group interview. 

Please note that all successful volunteers must pay a nominal orientation/uniform fee, be able to attend the required training workshops and, of course, come for their regular weekly shifts. 

Requirements 
  • At least 16 years old (however, those aged 16-18 will need parental consent to volunteer)
  • Able to commit to a weekly 2-hour shift for a minimum commitment period of 6 months
  • Able to attend all required training sessions, i.e. Buddy Training (the first shift) and the Small Animal Welfare Workshop (usually held on a Saturday afternoon)

We have opportunities for weekday mornings and afternoons. If you are available during these times, please submit your application here. No other opportunities are available at the moment. 

For other volunteer opportunities with the BC SPCA, we recommend checking with the Burnaby or Maple Ridge branches. Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us!

Branch Fundraising Committee

Learn more about the Branch Fundraising Committee. 

We are not currently recruiting members for the Branch Fundraising Committee. We recommend checking with the Burnaby or Maple Ridge branches to see if they are recruiting new members. Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us! 

Community Council

Learn more about our Community Council. Please note that while our branch prepares the necessary paperwork, all Community Council appointments are made by the BC SPCA's Board of Directors. Further, all appointments to the Community Council are made during our branch's AGM. 

Requirements 
  • 19 years of age or older 
  • Member of the BC SPCA ($30; application form) 
  • Complete an online volunteer application 
  • Complete an interview with the Community Council or with the Branch Manager in the absence of a Community Council 
  • Attend a governance presentation and meeting with another Community Council within three (3) months of accepting the position 

We are not currently recruiting members for the Community Council. Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us! 

Foster Guardians

Learn more about Foster Guardians. 

Requirements 
  • 19 years of age or older 
  • Homecheck (required before fostering any BC SPCA animal) 
  • Able to attend all required training sessions, i.e. animal welfare workshops
  • Able to commit to at least 6 months of volunteering 

After reading through the BC SPCA Volunteer Orientation Handbook, BC SPCA Code of Ethics and the description of our Foster Guardian program, please submit your application here. Please ensure you meet the requirements before submitting your application. Please also note that blank or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Your application will be screened by the Volunteer Coordinator and Branch Manager. We will notify all applicants of their status, successful or not. We strive to place as many people as possible, but due to the volume of applications, not all applicants will be placed. Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us!

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