Volunteer for the RCACP

                                                                                                                                                                                           The time and talents of our volunteers is essential to the Regional Center for Animal Care & Protection.  The Regional Center is a holding facility for the lost and unwanted animals from Roanoke City, Roanoke County, County of Botetourt, and the Town of Vinton.  Volunteers assist with daily care of the animals, networking the animals to outside rescue groups and the general public, lost and found pets, and at off-site adoption events with partner rescue organizations.  

To become a RCACP volunteer:

To become a RCACP foster parent:

                                       RCACP volunteer opportunities include:
                                   •   Cat Socialization
                                   •   Dog Walking
                                   •   Front Desk Assistant
                                   •   Kennel Assistant
                                   •   Off-site Adoption Events
                                   •   Rescue Networking

                                   •   Shelter Photography

Volunteer Information Center


For more information about the RCACP  volunteer program, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator, at 540.344.4922 or . email.

Other Resources:  Volunteering in Public Health     Municipal Volunteer Program


Regional Center for Animal Care & Protection

1510 Baldwin Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24012
Phone: (540) 344-4922

Hours of Operation:

Mon - Sat 11:30 AM - 6 PM


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