How to Help

A volunteer(s) is needed to mow the dog walking path around the Brougher Companion Animal Shelter, 3139 Susquehanna Trail North, York, PA.   Volunteer needs to have his/her own riding lawn mower.  If interested or have questions, please contact Sara Hunt at or call 717-887-1136.

Thank you for your interest in helping us achieve our mission of helping the animals and residents of York County. It is due to the amazing services of individuals around York that we are able to continue to serve our community!  Thank you!

Submit a Volunteer Application Online

The York County SPCA is proud to be a Community Partner of the United Way of York County. If you are looking to volunteer and not seeing an opening here, need immediate hours, or are looking for Youth/family/team volunteer opportunities, please head to .

York County SPCA Fundraising Events

We host several off-site and on-site large scale fundraisers throughout the year. Do you have a team at work or group of friends that are looking to volunteer? We want you!

  • Secure auction and/or raffle items such as gift cards and various types of themed gift baskets. Do you own a small business or work for a business who would be willing to donate a basket? That helps too!
  • Share our events on your personal and business social media pages. Pass out fliers, distribute information to our list of partners to help us spread the word about our specific event.
  • Help prior to the event with goodie bag stuffing, set up the day of, help during the event with parking, registration, crowd control, and tear down.

Host a Fundraiser

Bake sales, yard sales, raffles, craft sales, lemonade stands, happy hours, jeans days or dress down days at the office-Get creative and let us know what you did, we love hearing your ideas!

Getting married? Having a birthday?

Think of donating to the York County SPCA for your wedding favors or in lieu of birthday gifts. Suggested text for your invitations or marketing purposes:
“In honor of this special day, a gift has been made on behalf of all of our wonderful supportive family and friends gathered here today and those with us in spirit to the York County SPCA (”

Host a Wish-List donation drive

Our wish list is an up to date compilation of items we use day in and day out at the SPCA. It is split into categories by use and can be found below.

SPCA Wish List

You, your office, church, classroom, etc., collect donations for the period of time you choose, and load up your donations and bring them over to The YCSPCA! Please be sure it is during our open hours. If you have a large amount of donations that would not fit into our shelters ‘donation drop off’ carts in our lobby are advised to be tentatively scheduled for drop off. Please call us and give us a heads up. We really appreciate it!


Please see below details for how you can get involved with enriching the lives of the animals at the YCSPCA and the satellite locations. For all other questions, please email

*The YCSPCA does not participate in court appointed or court ordered community service.* 

Dog Walker Training (18+ yrs)

Volunteering at our Satellite Shelters (18+ yrs)

Cat volunteers needed at Pet Smart Hanover, Pet Smart West York, Petco East York, and Pet Valu Etters.

We are also seeking volunteers to help with our adoptable bunnies who are housed at Petco in East York and Pet Smart in West York.

Please fill out a volunteer application. We will be in touch to get you officially started.

Youth Volunteer Program (13-17 years old)

The Youth Program is full at this time. We will open enrollment at a later date.

Volunteer News

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