Helping animals first and foremost!

Volunteers make a significant contribution to the Montreal SPCA’s operations. Their support and dedication are essential to the accomplishment of its mission. These valued allies allow us to offer a range of services that go far beyond the traditional role attributed to animal shelters.

The SPCA is looking for people who are willing to dedicate time to helping animals.

Applicants must meet the following requirements:
  • Be 18 years old or older*
  • Be able to volunteer a minimum of three consecutive hours per week
  • Be able to work on a fixed schedule (at the same time each week)
  • Be able to commit to long-term volunteering (6 months minimum)
  • Be reachable by email
  • Be fluent in French and English (spoken)

*For those under 18 years old, please contact our partner Engage at info@engageanimal.org

How to become a volunteer

If you meet the above requirements, we invite you to attend one of the mandatory information sessions held periodically at the Montreal SPCA. During this session, we will introduce you to the shelter and the various volunteer programs available. At the end of the meeting, you can choose the program that suits you best and speak with the program’s team leader.

If your application is accepted, you will receive an email confirming your acceptance into the desired program with a choice of basic training dates. Please note that a $20 administration fee will be required at this time. You will also receive a t-shirt.

To attend one of the following information sessions, please register below.

Saturday, November 3rd 2018 from 12 pm to 2 pm (FULL)
Tuesday, November 13th 2018 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm (FULL)
Saturday, November 24th 2018 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm (FULL)
Wednesday, November 28th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm (FULL)

At the moment, all of our volunteer teams are full. Please visit this section again at the beginning of March to register for an upcoming information session. Thank you for your interest in helping the Montreal SPCA’s animals!


The volunteer teams

Animal intake
Veterinary clinic support
Adoption counselor
Dog walking and training
General animal care
Small animal care
Creating profiles for adoptable animals
Foster home program
Nail trimming service for cats