SPCA Volunteer

The Napier/Hawkes Bay SPCA simply could not function without the help of the fantastic volunteers who donate their time. If you’re ready to put your hand up to help, we’ve got a variety of options to suit you.

How can you help?

Centre Volunteers

The Centre volunteers help with the cats, dogs, and small animals we care for. Either directly, by cleaning cages/pens, or indirectly through doing dishes or laundry and general cleaning.

The time commitment is only for 2-3 hours in the morning. We do not operate a roster so you can come in whenever it is convenient to you. Most volunteers come in once a week but others enjoy it so much they come in several times a week.

Dog walking is also available from late morning through to 2pm: a great way to exercise yourself as well as our canine friends!

To volunteer in the Centre you need to be at least 16 years old. If you are younger than this, you will need a parent or guardian to accompany you.

If you are interested in becoming a Centre volunteer, please contact us for more information or simply come in and see us during office hours to fill in an application form.

Event Volunteer

Throughout the year, we are involved with a number of events such as manning stands at community days, sausage sizzles, etc. We also have our annual Cupcake Day in August, and need collectors for the Annual Appeal in November.

Event Volunteering is ideal for those people who lead busy lives and are unable to commit to regular days. If you are interested in becoming an event volunteer, sign up to our email list and we will contact you when we have events coming up.

Op Shop Volunteers

Our Op Shop “Fetch” in Emerson St raises vital funds for us and we rely totally on volunteers to help operate it. Some of the tasks involved include:

  • Receiving, cleaning and merchandising donated goods
  • General housekeeping duties
  • Customer service

Op Shop volunteers generally work a four-hour AM or PM shift. You will generally be partnered with someone else, particularly while you are new to the role.

If you are interested, please contact us and we will let you know what options are available.