SPCA New Zealand

Christchurch Centre

14 Wilmers Road, Hornby, Christchurch 8025 PO Box 16880, Hornby, Christchurch 8441
Our opening hours
Mon: 10am - 4pm
Tue: 10am - 4pm
Wed: 10am - 4pm
Thu: 10am - 4pm
Fri: 10am - 4pm
Sat: 10am - 4pm
Sun: 10am - 2pm

Making a difference in Canterbury

Volunteer with us

Under New Zealand’s traffic light system, our Centre is open to the public by appointment, in both red and orange. If you are interested in adopting, fostering or volunteering, please contact us via the website or by phoning us to make an appointment. In line with Government regulations, physical distancing, face coverings, and contact-tracing measures are required and must be adhered to when appointments take place. Our Inspectorate teams are an essential service, continuing their work in the community and responding to call-outs, while upholding strict health and safety measures. For any animal welfare concerns or general queries, please contact our Centre for support.

SPCA's Christchurch Centre is the oldest established SPCA in New Zealand and has been the voice for those who can’t speak for themselves since 1872.

With approximately 40 dedicated staff and over 500 incredible volunteers the Christchurch Centre is also the largest in the Southern Region and works hard to provide support to other centres ensuring better outcomes for NZ animals.

Our Centre’s primary focus is animal welfare, however we also have a small retail shop onsite with 100% of profits going back into helping the animals.

Specific enquiries

Enquiry types

Volunteer enquiries

To volunteer at our centre, contact the volunteer team on 03 349 7057 or christchurch.volunteer@spca.nz.

To volunteer at our op shop, contact the op shop team on 03 384 9476 or christchurch.opshop@spca.nz.

Foster enquiries

Contact our foster team on 03 349 7057 ext 8367 or email christchurch.foster@spca.nz.

See what volunteer positions are available in Christchurch.

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