Become a Volunteer!

Thank you so much for reaching out to the Louisiana SPCA to volunteer!  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 offered by the LA/SPCA.  We know you'll make a great addition to our incredible volunteer team.

Volunteers are required to:

  • submit a Volunteer Application which includes a Waiver of Liability as well as an acceptance of the rules and guidelines of the LA/SPCA.
  • meet additional requirements as outlined below if between the ages of 12-17.
  • register for volunteer orientation if you would like to be involved in activities that result in direct contact with our animals.
  • represent themselves and the LA/SPCA in a professional manner and treat clients with respect.

Application for Volunteers:

All volunteers must complete the online volunteer application.  Once your application is reviewed you will recieve a letter of acknowledgment with details for getting started!  Additional requirements for youths ages 12-17 outlined below. 

Additional Requirements for Youth Volunteers aged 15-17yrs:

Becoming a volunteer requires dedication, commitment, initiative, hard work and patience. In order to ensure all of our animals receive the best volunteer attention, youth volunteer applicants will be contacted prior to being accepted into the program. In addition to the standard volunteer application, youth applicants must meet our youth requirements: click here to download.  Supporting documents should be sent to the attention of our Volunteer Coordinator, Dionne Simoneaux, via email:, fax: 504-368-3712, or by mail: 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd, New Orleans, LA  70114.  Once reviewed, applicants will be contacted.

Application Requirements for Youth Volunteers aged 12-14yrs:

Youths ages 12-14 are required to volunteer with an adult team member (18yrs of age of older). Both team members must complete the volunteer application above listing each other as team members for the youth team member's application to be considered complete.  


For additional information on how your son or daughter can become involved with the LA/SPCA please visit our Humane Education section.  If you have any questions, please contact Dionne Simoneaux at or 504-762-3312.


Thanks again for reaching out to us!  We look forward to meeting and working with you!



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