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:

  • Must be 18+ years of age
  • Complete a RCACP Volunteer Application
  • Attend New Volunteer Orientation
  • Commit to a minimum of 8 hours every 3 months.

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

                                   •   Shelter Photography

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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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2015 Holiday Schedule

May 25 - Memorial Day - Closed

July 4 - Independence Day - Closed

September 7 - Labor Day - Closed

November 26 & 27 - Thanksgiving Day - Closed

December 24 & 25 - Christmas Day - Closed