Volunteer at the ASPCA Behavioral Rehabilitation Center

Volunteer at the ASPCA Behavioral Rehabilitation Center

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the ASPCA Behavioral Rehabilitation Center (BRC)! The BRC is the first and only permanent facility dedicated strictly to the study and behavioral rehabilitation of extremely fearful, undersocialized dogs, most victims of cruelty or neglect. From folding laundry and creating enrichment to assisting with behavioral treatments, our dedicated volunteers make this lifesaving work possible.


ASPCA Behavioral Rehabilitation Center, Weaverville, NC, 28787.


Volunteer shifts are typically available daily from 8:00 to 10:00 AM, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM or 2:00 to 6:00 PM.

Time Commitment:

At least one shift per week.

Age Requirement: 

Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.

Volunteer Responsibilities:

Our typical volunteer shifts include activities such as:

  • Preparing and distributing enrichment items

  • Performing daily care tasks (preparing food or treats, refilling water bowls, doing laundry, etc.)

  • Assisting with behavior modification sessions (under the direct supervision of staff)

In addition to our typical volunteer shifts, we occasionally have special projects or assignments available.

How to Apply:

Learn more about volunteering at the BRC and submit an application here!

If you are located in Western North Carolina, learn more about foster opportunities at the ASPCA Behavioral Rehabilitation Center today.

If you are interested in adopting an animal from the ASPCA Behavioral Rehabilitation Center, please see our North Carolina adoptable dogs looking for loving homes.