Give a little time, get a lot of love!

At Calgary Humane Society (CHS), volunteers are at the core of everything we do. Our volunteers contribute thousands of hours each year in dozens of different roles to support our mission “to help as many animals as we can”.

Sadly, some of the animals that arrive at CHS are not ready to strut their stuff on our adoptions floor. At the shelter we provide the best care possible however nothing can match the love and attention provided in a supportive foster home environment.

Volunteers support almost every department at the shelter.

Most volunteer roles require regular commitment of at least two hours each week for a minimum of six months. We could not do our work without their passion and dedication.

By becoming a CHS foster parent, you will create amazing new beginnings for animals in need. As a foster parent you will provide transportation, a safe clean space for the animal, as well as plenty of love and care.

We would love nothing more than having you lend us your helping hands. If you are able to commit to a regular volunteer schedule and want to make a difference in the lives of our animals then we would love to hear from you. If you are willing to open your home as a foster parent for an animal we would love to hear from you too. Please feel free to browse the pages on the purple navigation to the left to learn more about our volunteer and foster programs.