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The dedication and support of our 400+ volunteers help us to continue to Improve 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 in 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. 

Feline Enrichment

Feline Care

Feline Care volunteers assist with a range of responsibilities which directly attribute to the efficient and effective daily operation of Toronto Humane Society. This includes ensuring animal housing is clean, sanitary, and comfortable and providing the felines in our care with professional, conscientious, and compassionate care through the implementation of positive reinforcement training and socialization.

Canine Enrichment

Canine Care

Canine Care volunteers assist with a range of responsibilities which directly attribute to the efficient and effective daily operation of Toronto Humane Society. This includes ensuring animal housing is clean, sanitary, and comfortable and providing the canines in our care with professional, conscientious, and compassionate care through the implementation of positive reinforcement training and socialization.

Special Species

Special Species Care

Special Species Care volunteers assist with a range of responsibilities which directly attribute to the efficient and effective daily operation of Toronto Humane Society. This includes ensuring animal housing is clean, sanitary, and comfortable and providing the special species in our care with professional, conscientious, and compassionate care through the implementation of positive reinforcement training and socialization.

Tele-Fundraising Volunteer

Tele-Fundraising Volunteer

We rely on the generosity of donors to fund our operations and pursue our mission of working towards a more 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.  

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.

Volunteer Requirements

  • You must be over 18-years old
  • All volunteer roles, unless otherwise specified during the onboarding process, require commitment to a weekly shift for a minimum of 6 months
  • All interested candidates must fill out 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

If you are interested in volunteering with us, please fill out our application form here 

 

We onboard based on operational needs and availability, we will reach out to you when a role that matches your application becomes available. Due to a high volume of interest, we have limited availability.  

Questions?

If you have any questions please email us at volunteer@torontohumanesociety.com

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