Team Experience Day

We would be happy welcome your team to our animal shelter at 11 River Street for group volunteering through our Team Experience Day program. By participating in a Team Experience Day, your team will be improving the lives of homeless animals in your community. Participants will learn about our shelter operations, and what it takes day to day to help more than 16,000 animals each year. Your team will also be able to interact with the animals and contribute their time to projects that will enrich the lives of our animals.

As we receive no government funding and rely 100% on donations from corporations and individuals to operate our animal shelter, the support you will be providing means we can continue to feed, shelter and supply veterinary care to animals in need. By contributing a donation along with your volunteer time, it will make a huge impact to our shelter. Due to services being provided, we will not be able to issue tax receipts for Team Experience Day donations. If your team would like to fundraise and need some ideas to get started, please let us know or visit our host an event page.

Why participate?

While visiting, volunteers help to enrich the lives of the animals while helping with their socialization. Regular volunteer interaction improves the quality of the life for the animals in our care and helps to get the animals adopted faster.

Toronto Humane Society relies heavily on volunteers to provide enrichment and exercise to the animals in our care until they are adopted. Our regular on-site volunteers, such as dog walkers, undergo a lengthy training process and are required to volunteer on a weekly basis. With a Team Experience Day, you can see how our volunteers are helping every day.

Team Experience Day Opportunities

We offer a variety of experiences for your team to see how our shelter runs, meet some of the animals staying here, and contribute to the animals' welfare through enrichment and educational sessions.

Yappy Hour Team Experience (approx. 1.5 - 2 hours)

Minimum $600 donation - your support will provide food for the shelter animals for a day

*Suitable for 10 team members

Helping Hand Team Experience (approx. 3 - 3.5 hours)

Minimum $3,000 donation - your support provides for shelter operations for a day at our 30,000 sq. ft facility and all the animals housed

*Suitable for 20 team members

Day of Caring Team Experience (approx. 5 - 6 hours)

$6,000 - your donation provides veterinary care for a day at our shelter for all the animals

*Suitable for 20 team members

Other ways to help

If these options are not the right fit for your group, we would be happy to discuss a custom option that would be ideal for your team. Donation amounts may vary for custom options.

To book your Team Experience Day, please complete the following steps

  1. 1. Right click on the provided link and click save as: Team Experience Day Request Form.
  2. Save the file to your computer
  3. Complete all of the fill-able fields within the document
  4. Send the completed form to
  5. Our events team will get back to you as soon as possible!