Thank you for your interest in the Central New York SPCA Volunteer Program! The Central New York SPCA is currently looking for volunteers who are committed, accountable and responsible to volunteer a minimum of 6 hours a month to help us “Speak for those who cannot speaking for themselves”. We need friendly, out going and personable volunteers to assist the public and staff in our shelter and at off site adoption events. If you LOVE working with people to help the animals, then this is the place for you.
Our next group orientation will be announced soon.
Group Orientation is not for high-school community service hours; students must contact the Volunteer Coordinator and be pre-registered for these types of education related community service. Due to liability and safety issues, high school students will not be permitted to interact with shelter animals.
Who can volunteer
In order to become a volunteer you must attend a Volunteer Orientation Volunteer and you must be at least 16 years of age. If you are between the ages of 16 and 17, a parent or guardian must be present to attend the initial 1-hour orientation and then execute the necessary forms on the minor’s behalf. Ages 15 and under may volunteer with an adult present at all times. (All participants must fill out volunteer applications and adult volunteers would be required to go through Volunteer Training Session.)
High-school and college students doing community service are welcome with advance notice.
Court Mandated Community Service Program– Please see below
Businesses looking to have employees volunteer for the day please contact Donna Newman at email@example.com for available days and times.
- As a volunteer, you will be expected to support and promote the mission of the CNYSPCA and abide by all volunteer rules and regulations.
- All volunteers must attend a basic orientation and sign all necessary release forms.
- We kindly request that if you decide to volunteer with the CNYSPCA that you are able to commit a minimum six (6) hours per month.
To register for one of the CNYSPCA Volunteer Training Orientations, you must fill out a volunteer application. (If you have applied in the past, you must still fill out a new application to register for one of the upcoming registrations) Download Volunteer Form
Sending the Volunteer Application
You can send the completed volunteer application via fax to (315) 454-4908, mail it to CNYSPCA, 5878 East Molloy Road, Syracuse, New York 13211, e-mail it to us to Donna Newman at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can turn it in at the shelter’s front office desk.
Court Ordered Community Service
For anyone seeking to complete their court mandated community service please email C.J. Kulesa at email@example.com to set up appointment for completing paperwork and orientation.
Please be aware that community service hours can only be completed 8:30am-1:30pm daily. The application for court ordered community service is not available online and must be completed in person at time of orientation.