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The dedication and support of our 400+ volunteers help us continue improving the lives of animals while strengthening the human-animal bond in the community. Our various volunteer positions allow for an opportunity to help animals in need, learn about proper care, and give back to the community in significant ways.

We are very fortunate to have a strong group of volunteers who dedicate their time to us. This means that we don’t always have openings available.

When we need more volunteers, we will post links to applications below the online volunteer opportunity descriptions. This usually only happens once or twice a year because of the large number of applications we receive. We thank you for your patience in this process and welcome and encourage you to apply when positions become available.

Volunteer Opportunities

Adoption Volunteer

Adoption Volunteer

Adoptions are a key part of our mission as we work to find homes for animals in our care. With many families looking to bring a pet into their life, our volunteers play a vital role in the process. Volunteers in this role help things run smoothly by providing exceptional customer service, answering questions about animals, and facilitating the successful re-homing of animals from start to finish.

Applications are now closed- Please check back at a later date

Front Lobby Greeter

Front Lobby Greeter

*Currently, visitors are not permitted inside the facility due to COVID-19 safety measures. *

Toronto Humane Society can be busy place, but we never want visitors to feel unattended to. As a Front Lobby Greeter, you are the first point of contact for people entering our building. Volunteers in this role provide visitors with a pleasant and engaging experience, direct traffic flow, and answer questions.

Applications are now closed- Please check back at a later date

Feline Enrichment

Feline Enrichment

There are many cats in our care waiting to get adopted. In order to make their stay here as enjoyable as possible, we rely on volunteers to provide them with necessary enrichment. This can include socialization, play time, brushing and feeding.

Applications are now closed- Please check back at a later date

Canine Enrichment

Canine Enrichment

We have dogs of all breeds, size, and temperament in our care. Canine Enrichment volunteers are responsible for improving the quality of life for dogs waiting to be adopted by providing them with physical activity and socialization.

Applications are now closed- Please check back at a later date

Special Species

Special Species

Just like cats and dogs, small pets need exercise and human interaction through petting and playing. Volunteers in this program interact with several different species during their shift, providing them with the necessary exercise and socialization.

Applications are now closed- Please check back at a later date

Tele-Fundraising Volunteer

Tele-Fundraising Volunteer

We rely on the generosity of donors to fund our operations and pursue our mission for a humane society. Volunteers in this role will work alongside the Integrated Marketing and Development team to re-engage existing or lapsed donors and adopters through outbound calls. 

Applications are now closed- Please check back at a later date.

Corporate Events Volunteer Assistant

Corporate Events Volunteer Assistant

We engage with corporate groups through our Team Experience Day and our Pet Visits. It is a great way to build employee engagement, fundraise for animals in need, and teach people about our mission. We are looking for out-going volunteers to help us make these programs a success.

Applications are now closed- Please check back at a later date

Volunteer Requirements

  • You must be over 18 years old
  • Canine enrichment, feline enrichment and special species volunteers must commit to a weekly shift for a minimum of 6 months
  • All interested candidates must fill in an application. Only successful applicants will be contacted for an interview
  • We provide theoretical and hands-on training to all volunteers. Multiple-choice testing and AODA Customer Service Standard training are included in the training
  • As part of our health and safety protocol, we strongly recommend that all volunteers have a current tetanus shot

Apply

We recruit depending on current volunteer numbers and our needs. When positions are available, please fill out all the required information. Because of the high number of applications, we do not have a waitlist for interested volunteers. Thank you for your interest!

Contact us

Still have questions? E-mail us at volunteer@torontohumanesociety.com