The selfless act of volunteering helps to make a direct impact to the lives of animals in our care and the people in our community. Our volunteers’ contributions can be felt throughout our organization whether it is administrative work, maintenance or animal enrichment. Together, our volunteers donate thousands of hours annually. Being a part of our team means building new relationships, learning new skills and being around like-minded people. We could not do what we do every day if it wasn’t for the hundreds of volunteers who believe in and contribute to the important work being done in animal welfare.

To our current volunteers – thank you! We are incredibly grateful to you each and every day.

To our new volunteers –  welcome! We can’t wait to have you join the cause!

Volunteer Requirements

Calgary Humane Society is an equal opportunity organization, we welcome diversity and the synergy stemming from all perspectives as a result of different backgrounds and experiences. This extends to our volunteer programs as well.

With over 30 different roles available in the shelter, there is something for every skill and ability level for those who would like to get involved. Applications are reviewed and assessed on a case by case basis and any role-specific requirements are listed on the role description.

The minimum age to volunteer with us is 14 years old due to safety protocols (under select roles only). More roles are available to 16+, and all-volunteer roles are open to ages 18 and up.

We understand commitment looks different for everyone and may depend on lifestyle. Before you apply please determine how much time you are able to give. For most roles, you will be asked to commit to a minimum of six months of service with a weekly commitment of two to three hours. Drop-In or casual volunteering is typically offered to volunteers that have passed their six months of service or on a case by case basis.

A love for animals and a genuine concern for their welfare along with a commitment to our mission, vision and values is what brings us all together.

Please email if you would like further information!


Current Volunteer Opportunities

Summer Camp Volunteer 2022

Dog Walker 2022

Store & Reception 2022

Group Volunteering

If you’re looking for a unique team-building experience for your community group, sports team or work colleagues, we can always use extra hands around the shelter. Groups will be asked to help with tasks that could include: facility cleaning, dishes and laundry, outdoor landscaping or building simple enrichment toys for our animals. Group volunteer days always include a shelter tour and animal guest!

We are happy to accommodate a wide range of groups – contact us with more information about you so we can collaborate on meeting your needs in the best way possible. Each application is reviewed and assessed on a case by base basis.

Please fill out the application form here: Group Volunteer Days





Are you one of our fantastic volunteers? Click the image above to access Calgary Humane Society’s Volgistics sign-in portal.