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Volunteer Sign-Up Form: Specific Events & Activities

Complete this form to sign-up for upcoming volunteer events and activities. Individuals must be registered with the Prince William SPCA prior to signing up for volunteer opportunities.

We ask that you only sign up for events and times where you know you are available. We rely on specific numbers when planning events and will be short-handed if you decide not to show up. If you have to cancel, we ask that you give at least 7- hours notice so we can find a replacement. Please email our Volunteer Coordinator with any questions or schedule changes.

We release volunteer opportunities approximately one month before the date. For a complete list of events, see our event page.

Important note:  The Prince William SPCA does not certify volunteers hours for court-related requirements. If you require a letter of participation for volunteer hours, the Prince William SPCA is unable to provide documentation.

Join the Prince William SPCA Facebook Volunteer Group to receive updates and announcements on volunteer opportunities.

Individuals must complete our general volunteer registration form prior to signing up for a volunteer activity.
Volunteer Registration

Individuals must be registered with the Prince William SPCA to be eligible to volunteer for events and activities. If you have not completed the Volunteer Registration Form, please do so before you fill out this form to sign-up for a volunteer opportunity.

For more information on specific events, please visit our event calendar.

Contact Information


P.A.W. Express Adoption Events

Return to Prince William SPCA's Volunteer Page.

To help match you with the right volunteer opportunity, we have listed specific descriptions below to choose from when volunteering for P.A.W. Express adoption events. Please note that P.A.W. Express volunteers must be at least 18-years old (16 and up with parent, guardian or leader).

Dog Wranglers: Big dogs, small dogs. We never know what we are going to get when the P.A.W. Express heads out on the road. We need volunteers who are comfortable handling dogs and can react when a dog might be stressed out. Volunteers should come prepared for outdoor work that may include hot sunny days and chilly, rainy days. The dogs don't ever seem to mind!

Cat Guardians: While our cats don't ever freely roam on the van, we need attentive volunteers to make sure the "cat room" is safe and secure. Hundreds of people visit the van each event and a lot of little fingers and hands are poking through the cage doors. We need volunteers to watch out for our feline friends, keep cages shut and keep an eye on everything that goes on inside the van. Volunteers will help assist with showing the cats to potential adopters and ensure there is a safe environment for the kitties. And, the van is heated and has AC, so you will be as cool as a cat or warm as a kitten the entire event!

People Engagers: If you are a people person who loves animals but you just can't handle a dog on a leash or kitties make you sneeze, we need you! We have an info table at all P.A.W. Express events and need volunteers to hand out flyers, promote shelter pets who are back at the shelter, answer questions and be a friendly greeter. Don't worry, we don't expect you to know everything the first time around. There is always a lead volunteer there to help out! But as you work more events, you will learn all the ins and outs of the organization and will soon be a pro.

Event Leads: Looking to expand your volunteering with Prince William SPCA? We are in need of 2-3 volunteers to train to be event leads for our P.A.W. Express mobile adoption van events. Volunteers should be familiar with the van and have volunteered several times in the past few years. Training will be provided and you will shadow a current lead for one event before taking on the new role. 

P.A.W. Express Van Drivers: Do you have your CDL or perhaps own an RV or large van or truck? And are you looking to use those skills to help animals? Prince William SPCA is seeking drivers with excellent driving records to drive the van to parades, community events and adoption shows.

2023 P.A.W. Express Events (more details will come later this year)
Join us for a Manassas Fall Jubilee on Saturday, October 7, 2023, from 9:30 am - 4:00 pm. Address: 9201 Center Street Manassas, VA 20110
Join us for Occoquan District Supervisor Boddye's Barktoberfest on Saturday, October 21, 2023, from 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM. Address: Chinn Library Parking Lot 13065 Chinn Park Dr, Woodbridge, VA 22192.
Join us for a PetOberfest on Saturday October 14, 2023 from 10:30 am - 4:30 pm. We need a lot of volunteers to work multiple areas at this event. Address: Stonebridge Town Center 14900- 15201 Potomac Town Place, Woodbridge, VA. Note: There is no rain date for this event. If there is inclement weather, the event will be canceled. We will notify you the date before the event if there are any changes.