Throughout the year, not only does SPCA hold a number of events, but they also have lots of other fun things to take part in! Take a look at some of the exciting ways you can get involved with SPCA below! Remember: Event volunteering can be a really fun thing for your whole family to get involved in. Remember to ask your parent/guardian to join you when taking part in SPCA events.
Are you passionate about making a positive impact on animals? Whether you have a few hours to spare or want to commit to a long term project, your dedication and skills can make a big difference to the animals at SPCA!
To volunteer on-site at any of our SPCA Centres or Op Shops, individuals need to be at least 16 years of age and all SPCA volunteer positions are on an ongoing basis, where volunteers need to commit for a set period of time (usually 4-8 hrs every week or month for 6-12 months). To find volunteer positions here.
If you are under 16, there are still heaps of ways you can get involved with SPCA and volunteer your time to help the animals.
For example, you can:
Make enrichment toys: Animals need enrichment to keep them mentally and physically fit. You can help them by making cool enrichment toys to donate that provide SPCA animals with entertainment and exercise throughout the day – a vital part of their well-being. There are plenty to choose from and they’re a huge help. You can find the instructions here.
Donate goods: You could raise awareness about SPCA and organise a donation drive at your school. You could create posters to display around school, add a notice in the school’s newsletter and collect much-needed items like towels, blankets, toys, etc. to donate to the animals while they wait for their forever homes. You can find a full list of the items needed here.
Fundraise: You could hold a school fundraiser such as a mufti day or bake sale, and/or participate in one of our annual events, such as Treat Week. More information can be found here.
Foster: Your family may also be interested in taking a look at becoming a foster family. Fostering is when volunteers give animals a temporary home and provide them with additional care, treatment and socialisation before they are ready to find their new forever home. SPCA supplies everything you need - you can find more information here.
Jump to the Rescue - Take a leap of faith for animals in need!
Skydive with Team SPCA this December at a drop site near you and help raise vital funds and awareness for SPCA New Zealand and animals all around Aotearoa. Jump alongside animal-lovers like you and we'll be onsite to cheer you on!
Raise $800 or more before the event, and we’ll arrange your FREE skydive for you.
There is no minimum age but if you are under 18 years old, you’ll need the permission of your parent or guardian to take part.
Visit www.jumptotherescue.spca.nz for more information.