The Alaska SPCA loves volunteers who are passionate about animal welfare and excited about furthering the mission of the Alaska SPCA.


Check here for the most up-to-date application and opportunities: Alaska SPCA Volunteer Opportunities


Administrative Office – Must be 18 years old

Adoption Center – Please note that we are overflowing with volunteers at our Adoption Center, and aren't accepting new volunteer applications at this time. Thank you for your support, and check back on this page often for updates on volunteering at the Adoption Center. 

Some volunteer opportunities require a time commitment.


Our goal is to meet your needs and expectations while also utilizing your talents to meet the needs of the Alaska SPCA.


Volunteer opportunities include:

Off-Site Adoptions

Assist with bathing and transporting adoptable animals. Set-up and breakdown at off-site location. Talk with prospective adopters while they choose a new companion, helping them find a pet that fits their lifestyle. Explain the policies and procedures of adopting and have them fill out all necessary paperwork, including the adoption contract. Collect adoption fees.


Building/Grounds Maintenance

Occasionally we may need assistance with carpentry, painting and other miscellaneous fix-it projects. Also, in an effort to beautify our location and create a more adoptable environment, landscaping and grounds work are occasional areas of need as well.


Pre-event committees and day-of event opportunities. The Alaska SPCA has a presence at many events as well as events specifically for fundraising.



Volunteer with the Development Team to help design, organize or implement fundraising campaigns or events. We especially need help from professional individuals with skills in the following areas: data management, community relations, graphic design, writing, and phone outreach. 


Volunteers needed to assist with marketing campaigns, street team outreach, and earned media campaigns. Experienced graphic designers needed on occasion to create signage, brochures, and fliers.


Assist staff with office duties including answering the phone, entering information into our various databases, finding answers to questions about animal care and animal control, organizing and filing documents.



Take pictures of our adoptable animals for the Alaska SPCA website and social media pages. Take candid digital pictures of events, off-site adoption days, volunteers at shelter, staff at shelter, etc. Must have high-quality digital camera and ability to place pictures on a CD and mail to shelter. Pictures will be used on our Web site, Facebook, annual report, etc.


Printed Publications Projects

Need writers to write for Facebook, agency materials, newsletters and animal profiles.  These descriptions will be based on personal interaction with pet, feedback from staff and information gained at animal intake.


AK SPCA Clinic

3710 Woodland Drive

Suite 1200

Anchorage, AK 99517

907 562-2999

AK SPCA Adoption Center

8301 Petersburg St

Anchorage, AK 99507

907 344-3033


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