The Red Deer & District S.P.C.A.’s Adult Assisted Volunteer Program provides individuals with special needs the opportunity to volunteer in the S.P.C.A. facility, allowing this vulnerable segment of the population to find a position of pride within the community.

Working with seven different agencies in Red Deer, the S.P.C.A. Adult Assisted Program Coordinator provides blocks of time at the facility for people with special needs to come with an aide for volunteer shifts. Six volunteer positions are available, including Cat Cuddling, Small Animal Socializers, and Kong Stuffing duties to name a few.

The program is truly win-win, with the animals receiving the unconditional love and care that they need, and the Assisted Volunteers receiving recognition for giving back to their community in a meaningful way. By providing this service, the S.P.C.A. improves the well-being of our community as a whole, showing compassion for the vulnerable—both human and animal alike.