Volunteering at the Florida Keys SPCA If you love animals and want to make a difference in their lives, join the Volunteer Team at the Florida Keys SPCA!

Volunteer Requirements


  • All volunteers must attend an Orientation Session according to their age group.
  • After attending orientation, all volunteers pay a one-time $30 Administrative Fee to fund the volunteer program necessities. Payment can be cash, check or charge.
  • All volunteers ages 18 & up are required to submit and pass a background check before they start training.
  • All volunteers, including military and snowbirds, must make a 3 month commitment within the calendar year.

Volunteers ages 18 & Up:

Training will be provided for all positions available with staff or mentor volunteers based on your interest after completing an orientation session.


  • Dog Kennel Assistant
  • Dog Socializer & Walker
  • Dog Behavior Assistant
  • Cattery Assistant
  • Cat Socializer
  • Cat Behavior Assistant- Jackson Galaxy’s Cat Pawsitive Program
  • Small Animal Care
  • Special Events & Fundraising
  • Clinic Assistant
  • Greeters
  • Office Assistance
  • Kids Club Assistant

Volunteers ages 16-18:

  • Our High School Crew will be able to assist staff and adult volunteers through socializing and behavior training as well as Community Service opportunities outside the shelter!
  • Click here for the High School Crew Program Details!

Volunteers ages 10-15:

  • Our Youth Club will offer an after school program perfect for kids looking to help enrich our animal’s lives!
  • Click here for our Youth Club Details!

Opportunities for adults ages 18 & up:

  • Dog Socializer & Walker
  • Cattery Assistant
  • Cat Socializer
  • Special Events & Fundraising

If you are looking to complete school community service hours please contact the Marathon Campus directly for opportunities.

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Make a difference for countless pets across the Florida Keys