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Your donations stay local and go directly towards the Louisiana SPCA's mission of helping more than 59,000 animals each year. 


Thank you so much for considering to volunteer for the Louisiana SPCA! Our work would not be possible without the dedication, passion and determination each and every volunteer brings to our organization. Volunteers are integral to our day-to-day operations and the overall success of the programs and services we offer. We know you'll make a great addition to our incredible volunteer team and look forward to seeing you!

How to become a volunteer

  • Attend a volunteer orientation to learn more about the Volunteer Program and the opportunities available. You will also learn about the additional training requirements involved in becoming an Animal Care Volunteer. Pre-registration is required and you can register online here

  • You will be asked to submit a volunteer application before you attend orientation. 

  • Commit to a minimum of 4 hours of volunteer work per quarter. Animal care volunteers must commit to a minimum of 4 hours of volunteer work per month.

  • If you are under the age of 18:

    • 15 - 17 years old: You are permitted to volunteer on your own with parental or guardian permission. Please submit this completed form at orientation.

    • 12 - 14 years old: You are  required to volunteer as a team with a parent or adult guardian (18 years or older). Volunteers under the age of 16 are not eligible to be trained as Animal Care Volunteers. Both team members must complete each step of the volunteer process above and must always volunteer together at any of our events.

    • For additional information on how your son or daughter (under age 18) can become involved please visit our Youth Education page. 

**Please note that it can often take from 1-2 months to complete the process for becoming a volunteer.


Due to the level of training involved in volunteering at the Louisiana SPCA,students will not be able to get credit for service hours until they have served 3 consecutive months as an active Louisiana SPCA volunteer contributing at least 4 volunteer hours per month.


If you have any questions, please contact us at  504.368.5191 ext 142. or email


Register for Court Ordered Community Service:

  1. Please call the Community Service Coordinator at 504.368.5191 ext. 217.  The Community Service Coordinator will assess whether you are eligible to complete hours at the facility.
  2. If approved, you will come to our location Monday - Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. to register. We do not permit weekend registration.
  3. Please be sure to bring any court papers that were given to you regarding Community Service hours and a photo ID.



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