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Why Volunteer with Calgary Humane Society?

Volunteering is one of the many ways you can make a difference in your community and support a cause you believe in. All it takes is genuine compassion, selflessness, and your time, to directly impact 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 through administrative work, maintenance, or animal enrichment. Together, our volunteers donate thousands of hours annually. Being a part of our team means building new relationships with people who share your values, learning new skills, and most importantly, helping the animals.

Our volunteers help us create a more humane world. With your help, we can expand our reach, deepen our impact, and contribute together to the critical work happening in animal rescue and welfare.

Requirements 

Calgary Humane Society is an equal opportunity organization. We welcome diversity and appreciate the value of the broad range of perspectives we see from different backgrounds and experiences.

With over 30 different volunteer roles available, there is something for every skill and ability level. Recruitment occurs on an as-needed basis and any specific requirements are listed directly in the role description. Our team assesses and screens applications before contacting potential candidates for an interview. Due to the tremendous support from our community, we receive a large number of applications and encourage those interested in volunteering to continue applying as new roles become available.

We understand commitment looks different for everyone and may depend on lifestyle. Before you apply, please determine how much time you can 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.

The minimum age to volunteer with us is 14 years old due to safety protocols (under select roles only). More roles are available to people 16 and up, and all other volunteer roles are open to ages 18 and up. If you have any questions, please email volunteer@calgaryhumane.ca for more information.

If you’d like to become a Calgary Humane Society volunteer, view our open positions and apply within.

Current Volunteer Roles:

Canine Kennel Assistant

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/maintenance, 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 your group so we can collaborate on meeting your needs in the best way possible. Each application is reviewed and assessed on a case-by-case basis.

To apply, please complete the Group Volunteer Days Form.

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